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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

When Your Child Has Surgery

Anesthesia - What to Expect

Here's a quick look at what may happen before, during, and after on the day of your child's operation or procedure.

Anesthesia Basics

Knowing the basics of anesthesia may help answer your questions and ease some concerns — both yours and your child's.

Can Anesthesia Hurt Brain Development?

Find out what the experts say.

Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery is an operation done on the brain to reduce or stop seizures.

Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube)

Some kids have medical problems that prevent them from being able to take adequate nutrition by mouth. A gastrostomy tube (also called a G-tube) delivers nutrition directly to the stomach.

Giving Opioid Prescription Pain Medicine: What Parents Need to Know

If your child’s health care provider prescribed a prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid, you probably have many questions about how to use it safely. Get answers here.

Laryngoscopy

Laryngoscopy, a visual exam of the voicebox and airway, can help discover the causes of voice and breathing problems, throat or ear pain, and other bothersome symptoms.

Meatoplasty

The treatment for meatal stenosis is a simple procedure to make the opening of the meatus bigger called a meatoplasty.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is a type of procedure done without the use of a large incision (cut).

Preparing Your Child for Anesthesia

If your child needs to have an operation, you probably have plenty of questions, many of them about anesthesia.