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  • Having Your Tonsils Taken Out for Kids


    Sometimes tonsils need to be removed, but how is it done? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Epigastric Hernias for Parents


    An epigastric hernia is when part of the intestines pushes through the abdominal muscles between the belly button and the chest. Many are small, cause no symptoms, and don't need treatment.

  • Pectus Excavatum: The Nuss Procedure for Parents


    The Nuss procedure is a surgery to correct severe pectus excavatum. It’s considered "minimally invasive" because only a few small cuts are needed.

  • The Ravitch Procedure for Parents


    The Ravitch procedure is a surgery to correct severe pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum.

  • Umbilical Hernias for Parents


    An umbilical hernia shows up as a bump under the belly button. If a hernia doesn't go away by age 4 or 5 or causes problems, doctors may recommend surgery.

  • Skull Base Surgery for Parents


    Skull base surgery is done to remove tumors and other growths that appear at the bottom of the skull.

  • Caring for Your Child for Parents


    Advice on treatment, care, and coping.

  • Broken Bones for Teens


    Bones are tough stuff - but even tough stuff can break. Find out what happens when a bone fractures.

  • Blount Disease for Parents


    Blount disease is a growth disorder that causes the bones of the lower leg to bow outward. This gets worse if it's not treated, so early diagnosis is very important.

  • Tonsillectomy for Teens


    Everybody's heard of tonsils, but not everyone knows what tonsils do in the body or why they may need to be removed. Find out here.