Procedures and treatments

Preparing a child for a procedure or treatment can be an anxious occasion. Great Ormond Street Hospital have produced a number of factsheets to help explain what will happen and what to expect.

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Search for information on procedures and treatments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Bone marrow test

Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones that is responsible for producing new blood cells. A bone marrow test (or biopsy) is a procedure that doctors use to examine the bone marrow inside certain bones.

Bone scans

A bone scan is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to show the structure of your child’s bones. It can show up any problem areas, such as infection or fractures. It can also show areas of new or overactive bone growth.

Bowel resection

A bowel resection is an operation where the surgeon removes a damaged or diseased or blocked section of bowel (intestines). Depending on the cause, either the large intestine or small intestine or occasionally both can be affected.

Bubble PEP

PEP stands for positive expiratory pressure. Bubble PEP is a treatment to help children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) who have a build up of phlegm (secretions) in their lungs.