Why does my child need surgery?
Surgery closes the opening or weak spot in the abdomen and scrotum to prevent tissues or fluids from entering the scrotum. Your child will receive general anesthesia (sleeping medicine) to sleep comfortably and without pain during the surgery.
How can I help my child prepare for surgery?
Your child’s surgeon will tell you how to prepare for surgery. This includes instructions for eating and drinking before surgery.
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