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This minimally invasive procedure helps doctors perform diagnostic tests on the heart and even treat some heart conditions.
When Your Child Needs a Liver Transplant
If your child needs a liver transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, many kids who undergo liver transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.
When Your Child Needs a Cast
Casts keep bones in place while they heal. Depending on the severity of the injury, a cast can be worn for a few weeks to a few months.
A blood transfusion is a safe and relatively simple medical procedure that replaces blood lost during surgery or because of an injury or illness.
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) is a tube inserted through the abdomen that delivers nutrition directly to the stomach.
Laryngoscopy, a visual examination below the back of the throat, can help discover the causes of voice and breathing problems, throat or ear pain, and other bothersome symptoms.
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Retinopathy of prematurity, which mostly occurs in premature babies, is a disease that causes abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina. Sometimes surgery is needed to prevent vision loss or blindness.
It's important to understand the ins and outs of an appendectomy so you know what to expect if your child undergoes this procedure.