I presume that your child has been seen by an expert in thyroid disease such as an endocrinologist and surgery has been recommended.You do not mention why your child needs this operation. There are other options for enlarged thyroids for example and this is why I ask whether surgery is definitely necessary?If you have been referred by an expert and the operation is necessary, then you can be sure that the best surgeons have been chosen for this operation.Ask them to explain exctly what the operation involves, about any risks and whether there are any specific concerns that you should have as parents.Also ask about the anaesthetic. Ask about how your child will be cared for immediately after the operation and about treatment for pain.You also need to know about long term thyroid treatment.
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