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Preoperative Management

  • Blood Transfusions in Children
    If your child's doctor decides that your child needs blood or blood products, he or she will explain the reasons for the transfusion.
  • Hospital Visit / Preoperative Clinic
    Touring the hospital before surgery can help your child see the sights, sounds, and events he or she will experience the day of surgery. It is a non-threatening, often reassuring, way to learn about the hospital.
  • Informed Consent
    You will be asked to sign an informed consent form which states in detail that you understand the risks and benefits of your child's surgery.
  • Latex Allergy
    Symptoms of latex allergy include watery or itchy eyes, wheezing, hives, flushing or a skin rash, itching, or swelling.
  • Preoperative Visit with the Surgeon
    This is the time to ask questions: What are the expected results? What are the possible risks and complications? How long will the surgery take?