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  • 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.

  • Cesarean Sections (C-Sections) for Parents

    Many babies are delivered via cesarean sections. Learn why and how C-sections are done.

  • 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.

  • Ear Tube Surgery for Parents

    Many kids get middle ear infections (otitis media). Doctors may suggest ear tube surgery for those with multiple infections or a hearing loss or speech delay.

  • Elective Surgery for Parents

    Elective surgery means you and the doctor decide when the it will happen. Many elective surgeries are important, potentially life-changing operations. Here's how to plan for them.

  • Surgeries and Procedures: Retinopathy of Prematurity for Parents

    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.

  • Ventricular Assist Device for Parents

    A ventricular assist device is a mechanical pump that takes over for the heart and pumps blood. This can give a weak or injured heart time to heal or support someone as they wait for a heart transplant.

  • Circumcision for Parents

    You have an important decision to make before you take your newborn son home: whether to circumcise him. Before deciding, talk to your doctor and consider the issues.

  • Appendectomy for Parents

    It's important to understand the ins and outs of an appendectomy so you know what to expect if your child has this procedure.

  • Meatoplasty for Parents

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