A punch skin biopsy is a short procedure to remove a small piece of skin for examination under a microscope or to grow cells. These cells can be tested for abnormalities of the DNA or to show whether a specific chemical reaction can or cannot take place.This page explains about a skin biopsy (punch method) and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.
A sleep study is a test to see what happens to your body when it is asleep. When we’re asleep, we aren’t usually aware of what is happening with our basic functions. For example our breathing can become laboured, we can snore or make funny movements.
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.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the para-sagittal osteotomy with insertion of springs operation, which is used to treat craniofacial disorders. It explains how to prepare your child for surgery as well as what to expect in hospital afterwards.
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.