Posted by: Hanna Mathess on Jun 22, 2021


Recovering after surgery is an individualized experience. In many cases, it is important to keep your body still for safety and to promote continued coping throughout recovery.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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NPO: What Can Kids Eat and Drink Before Surgery?

Jul 25, 2018

Learn more about what your child can eat and drink before surgery. Read More

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Spasticity: How to Treat Muscle Tightness and Pain

Mar 20, 2018

Spasticity is a muscle control disorder. It causes tight or stiff muscles and an inability for people to control certain muscles. This can make it hard to walk, get dressed or even speak. Read More

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Breast Reduction Surgery: When Is It Necessary for a Young Woman?

Mar 02, 2018

Breast size can be affected by weight fluctuations, so it is important to be at a stable, healthy weight for at least six months to one year prior to considering surgery. Read More

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Anorectal Malformations: Surgery and Beyond

Feb 28, 2018

Anorectal Malformations (ARM) are rare defects present at birth in 1 in 5000 children. ARM are found in both boys and girls and while the primary malformation is anorectal, an ARM can also affect a child’s urological, gynecological, spinal, cardiac, airway and limb systems. Read More

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Robotic Surgery: Advancements in the Operating Room

Jan 16, 2018

Robotic-assisted, laparoscopic surgery can be used for many common operations, on kids of all ages and involves surgeons who are trained in pediatric urology and/or pediatric general and thoracic surgery. Nationwide Children’s currently has 11 surgeons certified to perform surgery using DaVinci. Read More

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Burn Injuries: When Should You See a Doctor?

Nov 20, 2017

Burns can be scary, both for children and parents and it’s not always clear whether you can take care of the burn on your own or if you need to have it evaluated by a doctor. Read More

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Umbilical Hernia: When Should You Worry?

Jun 02, 2017

One of the first milestones new parents look forward to is the healing of their infant’s belly button. After a week or two of painstaking care to make sure the umbilical cord stump dries out properly, and without infection, it falls off exposing the navel. Read More