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.

Assessment for craniofacial surgery

You may already have seen members of the craniofacial team but often we ask for a more detailed assessment to plan treatment now and in the future. This craniofacial assessment takes place over two to three days and involves other members of the multidisc

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Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) tests for babies with cleft palate

An Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) test is used to measure how well sound is conducted through the ear and passed to the midbrain.

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Balance testing clinic

If your child has been referred to the balance testing clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) it is so that we can carry out a series of tests to assess their balance function and to work out what is causing any problems.

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Basic life support of babies and children with a tracheostomy

Each year, a number of babies and children will suffer an accident or illness severe enough to stop them breathing (respiratory arrest). In a small number of these cases, it will even stop their heart beating (cardiac arrest).

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Before your child has a bone marrow transplant (BMT)

This information sheet explains the various tests your child will need to prepare for a bone marrow transplant (BMT). It also explains a little about what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for these tests and introduce

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