Many children require minor surgical procedures at one point or another, and many of those needs can be met at Chesterfield Pediatrics without the need to travel to an urgent care or emergency room. The pediatric specialists in Midlothian, Virginia, strive to make these experiences as comfortable and comforting as possible. Book a visit by calling the office or requesting one online today.
Technically, the term “surgery” applies to any medical procedure that breaches the surface of the skin. Minor surgical procedures don’t extend deep into the body or affect tissues or structures other than the skin.
When it comes to major surgery, significant preparation is an essential part of the process. Major surgical procedures carry the risk of side effects, some of which can be very serious. An extended recovery period is also part of moving beyond major surgery.
Some examples of minor surgical procedures performed within pediatric care include:
These are just some of the procedures available from the Chesterfield Pediatrics team.
Your child’s pediatrician begins by performing a quick visual assessment to determine the injury’s extent. You might need to tell the doctor how and when your child started experiencing symptoms.
If your child needs more advanced surgical intervention, their pediatrician helps you find the right specialist for the job. Your child’s health care team remains in close communication with the extended surgical team to ensure continuity of care after surgery.
As a parent, you always receive the full details of all available treatment options, including what to expect if you choose to forgo treatment for your child. This allows you to make an informed decision about your child’s health care.
When it comes to minor surgical procedures, the risk of infection is one of the few potential side effects. You can reduce that risk by keeping the surgical site clean.
Before your child’s procedure, your pediatrician explains how to take care of the area in the days and weeks after surgery. Adhering to these guidelines dramatically reduces the risk of infection. Bring your child in immediately if you notice swelling, redness, or excessive drainage from or near the surgical site.
To learn more about the minor surgical procedures available at Chesterfield Pediatrics, book a visit by phone or request one online today.