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Pediatric Surgery Options that Aren’t One Size Fits All

When your child needs surgery, our health system provides dedicated, specially trained and compassionate surgery teams ready to provide the best possible care. Your child is in the best hands whether it is a planned surgery or an unexpected procedure.

A Comforting Experience for Families

Our goal is for families to be as involved as they can be in their child’s care. At Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital, we offer accommodations for parents/guardians to stay with their child, from private rooms with bedside sleepers to bathrooms in each room, breastmilk pumps for every bedside, and complimentary meals for each child’s caregiver or breastfeeding mother.

Pediatric playrooms and waiting areas, complete with games and activities, provide an area for much-needed play time when children are able to move around. Our family lounges provide an area of comfort and relaxation for family members, equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, allowing families to step away to eat or find comfort and support. Our hospitals have dedicated areas of respite, reflection and quiet throughout the campuses as well.

How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

  • Prepare Yourself First

  • For Toddlers (1-2)

  • For Preschoolers (3-5)

  • For Adolescents

  • Resources and Answering Questions

  • Arriving at the Hospital

  • Resources at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Children and Fear of Doctors: How You Can Help

For many children, the prospect of seeing a doctor is a cause for concern. This fear of doctors is common and can stem from a variety of factors, from worries about shots to fear that a medical exam might reveal scary news about a child’s health. If your child is nervous about seeing the doctor, it’s important to take their feelings seriously.

Pre-surgery Checklist for Parents

Making sure you have everything ready to go can help make the surgery experience easier for you and your child! Check out our handy guide below for any questions you may have.

Our Innovative Robotic Surgery Services

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health was one of the first in Louisiana to offer pediatric robotic surgery at our Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge and Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette. Robotic surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive surgery where surgeons use a computer-controlled robot to assist them in certain surgical procedures. It allows our surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Best of all, patients experience less pain and recovery time after surgery.

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