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Pediatric Surgery in Detail-Your Child's Surgery

Your child needs surgery -- and you have questions. Learn about surgeries performed on children and how to prepare your child for surgery. Find information to make an educated decision for the most precious little person in your life.
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Children and Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery for adolescent children is increasing in popularity, but many children are being asked to wait until they are an adult before having surgery. Find out more about children and bariatric surgery.

Free Surgery Coloring Books
Coloring books can make preparing a child for surgery much easier. This list of surgery coloring books and surgery coloring pages can make a positive impact on your child and how they feel about surgery. This list includes coloring books and coloring pages for all age groups having surgery.

About Tonsillectomy Surgery
What happens during a tonsillectomy surgery? An explanation of the tonsillectomy procedure, the type of anesthesia used and the length of the surgery.

Appendectomy-A Step by Step Guide to the Surgery
Understand how an appendectomy is performed in this illustrated guide to the surgery from the A.D.A.M. Health Encyclopedia.

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Explained
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a problem often found in newborns and infants. Learn what an Atrial Septal Defect is, the types of Atrial Septal Defect and more.

Circumcision-An Outpatient Procedure
View step-by-step images illustrating how a circumcision is performed (A.D.A.M. Health Encyclopedia).

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias -- Diagnosis, Surgery and Recovery
What is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia? How is a diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed, when is it an emergency and how is surgery performed. Also known as a bochdalek hernia, this is a life-threatening condition. Often misspelled as diaphram or diaphramatic.

How to Prepare Your Child For Surgery
Children have special needs when preparing for surgery. Kids may have questions about surgery that they are afraid to ask or they may need reassurance they they will be fine after surgery. Learn how to prepare your child for surgery so the experience will not be a traumatic one.

Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair
Find out what you need to know before your child has hernia repair surgery from About.com Guide to Pediatrics Vincent Iannelli, MD.

Preparing Children For Surgery
When children need surgery, preparing them properly is very important. Share tips and suggestions for preparing a child for surgery, without scaring them or traumatizing them.

Preparing Your Child For Surgery
Preparing your child before their pediatric surgery is important, children who are not properly prepared for their surgical procedure can be traumatized by the experience and may have difficulty with surgery and healthcare later in life. Learn how to explain anesthesia and surgery to your child and help deal with their fear of the unknown. ...

Tonsils and Tonsillectomies-Before, During and After Surgery
Learn about tonsils, tonsillitis and when surgery is necessary. Find out what happens before, during and after tonsillectomy surgery.

When Your Child Needs an Appendectomy
Learn more about what to expect when your child needs to have his tonsils removed from About.com Guide to Pediatrics Vincent Iannelli, MD.

What Is Anencephaly
What is anencephaly? What does it mean if your fetus has anencephaly? Is organ donation possible? What is the prognosis after birth?

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