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Is a pancreas transplant possible?

My daughter has type 1 diabetes and we really can't get her levels under control. It has been difficult, frustrating, and also emotionally draining. It's like no matter what...

Does appendicitis require immediate surgery?

My daughter was diagnosed with appendicitis, but her doctor is holding off on having it removed and want to monitor it instead. I always thought appendectomies are emergency procedures....

My son has thyroid nodules. What happens if they are malignant?

My 13 year old son was diagnosed with thyroid nodules and he'll be having a biopsy next week. I'm terrified. What happens if the nodules are malignant? What would the next steps...

How do I know if my son needs his tonsil removed?

My son gets sore throats constantly, and sometimes it seems like his tonsils also get inflamed. How do I know if he needs his tonsils removed? Do doctors do any tests to see?...

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

My 9 year old son is having surgery to remove, and test, a tumor he has in his leg. I'm concerned about many things but first things first -- the anesthesia. My son is very small...

Are there any risks involved in appendix surgery for a 12 year old?

My son is 12 years old and has to have appendix surgery (thankfully, he doesn't have to get it urgently done). Are there any risks involved in this?

Will my daughter have to wait for her transplant?

My daughter is in critical care as she waits for her kidney transplant. Because she has an infection, does this mean that she would have to wait for her transplant?

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

My son needed to have an appendectomy just last week and is now in recovery. The surgery was very successful, but approximately, how long would his recovery be?

My son had a heart transplant. What will recovery entail?

My son is 8 years old and he recently underwent a heart transplant. How long will it take him to resume life as a normal kid again? Are there any activities or things he will...

My son hurt his back and needs to undergo surgery. Will it affect his future life?

My son whose 14 years old had a nasty fall and hurt his back. He needs to undergo surgery to fix his spine. Will he be able to fully recover?

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

My daughter was born with a cleft lip. She is now 6 months old and has been scheduled for cleft lip correction surgery. Are there any risks that I should be concerned about with...

What is the recovery like from tommy john surgery?

My 14 year old son injured his elbow pitching during a baseball game. He is unable to move it and the doctor mentioned tommy john surgery. Will he be able to play baseball again?...

Side effects of a toddler receiving anesthesia?

My toddler is having her tonsils removed soon. She never has had surgery before, how will she react to anesthesia being so young?

What are the risks of a child receiving anesthesia?

My child is having surgery under the influence of general anesthesia. What are the risks involved?

What could be the side effects of anesthesia on a 4 year old?

My son has to have an appendix surgery. Can anesthesia be risky for a 4 year old? What can we expect in terms of side effects?

Cleft lip operation for 7 mo. old?

My friend recently had a baby who is suffering from cleft lip, but the baby has no breathing issues. Because of this, she was told to wait until the baby is at least 7 months...

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