The General Paediatric Team provides general paediatric medical input to patients across the hospital to support and improve holistic care for children and young people in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
This page explains tongue reduction surgery, what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the operation and provides practical advice on preparing your child for the surgery and recovering afterwards.
Clinical guideline from Great Ormond Street Hospital for the recognition, prevention and treatment of the re-feeding syndrome in children and young people admitted in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health who have experienced recent starvation.
This page explains about what happens when your child has an MRI scan without sedation or general anaesthetic and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.
The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the care and use of long term Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD) including advice on dealing with any problems encountered. For the purpose of this guideline, devices that are required to remain insitu greater than a month will be considered a long term CVAD.
Note: While this guideline refers to the 'child' throughout, all activities are applicable to young people
Laparoscopic surgery is also known as key-hole surgery. It is a type of surgery using video cameras which enables doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to carry out the surgery without making a big incision (cut) in your body. This means that you will have less pain, less scarring and a faster recovery than the more traditional types of surgery.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has had a programme for surgery for treating epilepsy in children since 1992. GOSH has the facilities needed for the investigations, tests and treatment your child may need. These facilities are specifically for children and the specialists who use them have many years’ experience of children with epilepsy.
At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have developed a pathway for children and young people having spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a complex procedure, so we want you to understand the benefits and risks of the operation so you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead. This page explains what will happen from your child’s initial clinic appointment through to discharge, which clinicians you may meet and what to expect.
Mia was born with a rare abdominal wall defect called exomphalos. Her mum, Amy, talks about the first months of Mia's life spent at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) undergoing life-saving surgeries.
Generalised lymphatic anomaly (GLA) – previously known as lymphangiomatosis – is the name given to a rare, congenital (present at birth), and progressive disorder of lymphatic channels which can affect different organs including the bones and the intestines. It can cause problems if the abnormal lymphatic tissue develops within important tissues and structures. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of generalised lymphatic anomalies (GLA) and where to get help.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for families with a child who is thought to be at particular risk from cryptosporidial infection. We hope that it will help you to understand something about the infection and advise on ways in which you can minimise the risk of acquiring the infection. The advice in this information is not applicable to children, young people and adults with a normal immune system.