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Preparing kids for surgery

Gigi Chawla, MD, senior medical director of primary care for Children’s Minnesota, joined WCCO Mid-Morning hosts Kylie Bearse and Jason DeRusha to talk about what parents can do to prepare kids for surgery.


See also: Getting Ready for Surgery


One tip to remember is kids often are most scared of the same things you fear. If you can feel more relaxed about your child’s surgery, he or she will feel better, too. Schedule a preoperative clearance with your pediatrician to have all of your questions answered. That can go a long way in putting your mind at ease.


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