What to Know if Your Child Needs Surgery: Expert Advice from an RWJBarnabas Health Pediatric Surgeon

As a mom, hearing that your child needs surgery brings so many questions, concerns and emotions. In the age of self-diagnosis via good old Google, it’s more important than ever for us parents to have a knowledgeable, reassuring team to guide us through what could be a monumental medical event for our kids. So should moms ask ahead of time, and what kind of care should we be looking for from a surgical team? We got a chance to visit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, part of the Children’s Health network of RWJBarnabas Health, to get expert advice from one of the state’s top pediatric surgeons. Plus, we sat down with a mom and dad who just went through the process themselves, with their infant son’s surgical journey. Read on for what every NJMOM should know about the experience.

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