This surgery takes out a piece of the intestine (bowel). The doctor makes one cut in your child's belly. This cut is called an incision. The doctor removes part of the intestine. Then he or she connects the healthy parts back together.
Most people go home after 3 to 7 days in the hospital. Your child can go back to his or her normal activities in 2 to 4 weeks.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Surgery can be stressful both for your child and for you. This information will help you understand what you can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for your child's surgery.
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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