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.

Berlin Heart Mechanical Heart Assist

This page explains about the Berlin Heart Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) which can be used to support children in severe heart failure, either until recovery or until a heart transplant is possible.

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Bilateral submandibular duct transposition

Saliva is a substance produced by the body to help with swallowing and digestion of food. It can also help with oral hygiene, keeping the mouth clean.

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Bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) non-invasive ventilation

This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) non-invasive ventilation, how it can be used as a treatment for breathing difficulties during sleep and how to manage it at home.

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Biofeedback training

Biofeedback therapy concentrates on the pelvic floor muscles, which are vital for successful bladder function. The pelvic floor muscles are at the base of the pelvis, below the bladder and are shaped like a ‘sling’.

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A biopsy is a small sample of tissue taken from the body so it can be examined under a microscope and tested chemically in the laboratories. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the procedure to take a biopsy in the Interventi

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