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Marshall Zane Schwartz

Surgeon (Pediatric)

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Marshall Zane Schwartz
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • University of Minnesota
  • Accepting new patients

My son is so small! Will general anesthesia hurt him?

Your question is best addressed to a pediatric anesthesiologist who can explain in detail how your son will be put to sleep and all the potential risks. Also, you have not given READ MORE
Your question is best addressed to a pediatric anesthesiologist who can explain in detail how your son will be put to sleep and all the potential risks. Also, you have not given me the reason(s) why your son is so small for his age, which could impact on the answer to your question. However, in general, anesthesia is very safe in children. Ideally, anesthesia in children should be administered by a pediatric anesthesiologist because they are specifically trained to do so in infants and children.

How long will my son take to recover from an abdominal surgery?

There are two ways to do an Appendectomy: 1) through a short transverse (sideways) incision in the lower right side of the abdomen; or 2) laparoscopy which is frequently referred READ MORE
There are two ways to do an Appendectomy: 1) through a short transverse (sideways) incision in the lower right side of the abdomen; or 2) laparoscopy which is frequently referred to as minimally invasive surgery which is the most common way today, especially if it was done by a pediatric general surgeon.
I am going to assume that your son's appendix was not ruptured. Because there is slightly more pain with the regular incision (#1) and it may take 1-2 days to be discharged from the hospital. Because of the incision, children's sports or other vigorous physical activity is usually limited for around 3 weeks.
If the procedure was done by laparoscopy, frequently children can be discharged from the hospital the next day. Also, because there are only 3 very small abdominal incisions the physical activity restrictions can be significantly reduced. Regardless of what procedure is performed, the children are usually back to normal in 1-2 weeks. I hope this helps.

My daughter is having cleft lip correction surgery. Are there any risks involved with this procedure?

Regarding the surgery itself, cleft lip repair is typically very straight forward. There is very little blood loss and the recovery is typically very fast. There is initial swelling READ MORE
Regarding the surgery itself, cleft lip repair is typically very straight forward. There is very little blood loss and the recovery is typically very fast. There is initial swelling of the upper lip but this resolves over a few days. Like with any surgery, there is risk of an infection or partial separation of the incision at the site of surgery. However, this is very uncommon.
There are risks related to the anesthesia and this should be reviewed with the anesthesiologist before the surgery is performed.