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  • Surgeries and Procedures: Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) for Parents


    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. Read this article to find out more about the gastrostomy procedure.

  • Doctors & Hospitals for Parents


    Doctor and hospital visits, tests, surgery, insurance paperwork, and medicines: let us help you take some confusion out of the process.

  • Cancer Center Content List for Parents


    From treatments and prevention to coping with the emotional aspects of cancer, the Cancer Center provides comprehensive information that parents need.

  • Biopsies for Parents


    Doctors order biopsies to examine tissue or cells when they're concerned about a problem such as an infection, inflammation, or cancer.

  • What's It Like to Have Surgery? for Teens


    Knowing what to expect with surgery before you get to the hospital can make you less anxious about your surgical experience - and less stress helps a person recover faster.

  • Cleft Palate With Cleft Lip for Parents


    A cleft palate with a cleft lip is when a baby's lip and palate (roof of mouth) don't form properly during pregnancy. Most kids with cleft lip and palate are treated successfully with no lasting problems.

  • Medical Care for Teens


    This section has advice on taking charge of your own medical care.

  • Epilepsy Surgery for Parents


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

  • Surgery for Tear Duct Blockage for Parents


    Blocked tear ducts are a fairly common problem in infants. Sometimes surgery is done to treat them.

  • Tonsillectomy for Parents


    A tonsillectomy is surgery to remove the tonsils. It's one of the most common surgeries kids and teens get. Find out more.