Learning your child needs to have surgery is never easy. We understand. Our team of highly-skilled pediatric surgeons and staff at Bronson Children’s Hospital will help ease your fears and answer your questions so you can have the confidence your child is in great hands.
What to expect when your child has surgery
Whether your child is a newborn, a teen, or somewhere in between, our surgeons and registered nurses have been specially trained to treat all of our young patients. Making sure you and your child understand what’s happening every step of the way is a priority. Every appointment includes a detailed review of your child's medical history, test results and a thorough physical exam. When it’s time for surgery, personalized, in-depth family updates about your child's progress can turn an overwhelming process into a manageable one.
Childhood conditions we treat with surgery
The doctor's at Bronson Pediatric Surgery treat a variety of conditions in children of all ages. Commonly treated conditions include:
If your child need care for a condition not listed here, consult with one of our children's health providers.
Surgery with less pain and fewer scars
You and your child can be assured we will perform the least invasive surgery as possible. That means whenever we can, we’ll use tiny or small incisions instead of creating a large opening. Compared to traditional surgery, the benefits of pediatric minimally invasive surgery include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery time
- Less pain
- Less need for pain medication
- Less scarring
- Fewer infections and other complications
When it comes to your child's surgery, we're here to make sure you're informed every step of the way, before the procedure and after. If your child is scheduled for surgery, watch these patient education videos to find out what you and your child should do to prepare for surgery and to learn what he or she will see upon check-in.