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.

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Search for information on procedures and treatments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Hemispherotomy

This page explains about an operation called a hemispherotomy and explains what to expect when your child comes in to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the operation. 

Sleep study

A sleep study is a test to see what happens to your body when it is asleep. When we are asleep, we are not usually aware of what is happening with our basic functions. For example our breathing can become laboured, we can snore or make funny movements. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what to expect when your child arrives to have a sleep study. 

Blood transfusion 

A blood transfusion is the process of giving blood donated by one person to another person who needs it. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about blood transfusions, what they involve and why they might be needed. 

Colonoscopy 

A colonoscopy is a test that allows the doctor to look at the colon for any abnormalities. This is to confirm or rule out a condition or diagnosis. A colonoscopy is the ‘gold standard’ way of assessing the gut.

Halo vest system

The halo vest system protects the cervical spine (the bones in the neck) from any damaging movement t the bones that allows the bones to heal following injury or surgery. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the halo vest system and how to care for your child when you return home.