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Surgical Overview

Surgery, as defined by the American Medical Association, is the treatment of disease, injury or other disorders by direct physical intervention, usually with instruments. Surgery involves cutting into the skin or other organs to accomplish any of the following goals:

Every year, many children undergo surgery. Some operations are elective procedures, some are required procedures, and some are emergency responses to urgent medical conditions. A family should be prepared for each of the stages of surgery including:

Use the directory to the left to learn more about surgery and the surgical process.

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