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Laparoscopic surgery

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.

Surgery for epilepsy

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.

Re-feeding

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. 

Central venous access devices (long term)

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

Reducing exposure to cryptosporidial infection: information for families with an immune-compromised child

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.

Craniofacial discharge

Your child has recently had craniofacial surgery. We are happy that your child has now recovered from their operation and is ready to go home.This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is designed to give you the advice and support you need when you take your child home. 

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