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Tonsillectomy might seem like a minor outpatient surgery, but to a parent, it's anything but minor. Lora and Erich share the ups and downs of their daughters' surgery and recovery.
Meghan and Dennis, Evelyn's parents, worry most about anesthesia – they'd like reassurance that their daughter will be in good hands.
These families share their concerns about surgery and how Children's Colorado eased their worries through education, specialized care and guidance throughout their journey.
Child life specialists are trained professionals who help patients and families adjust and cope with the hospital or clinic setting, illness or injury and the treatments involved. They use play, recreation and educational techniques to assist children and families.
At Children's Colorado, we treat the big things, the little things and everything in between. We are a destination for surgery that is less invasive, with shorter recovery times and better outcomes.Learn more about the surgeries we do
The best way to prepare for surgery is to know as much as possible about what will happen and to share that information with your child and their siblings. Our team is here to help.Get information about preparing for surgery
Our ENT team collaborates with other services within Children’s Colorado, such as audiology and speech pathology, to provide comprehensive care for your child.Learn more about our ENT services
"I loved how they allowed us to be involved."
Lora and Erich share some of the pleasant surprises that made a big difference to them.
Lora Faust is a mom of two kids who had tonsillectomy surgery at the same time.
Here are her top tips for how to help get your child through tonsillectomy recovery.
Children's Colorado has many resources to help you prepare for your visit: a pre-surgery video, a pre-surgery tour guided by child life specialists and multiple opportunities to ask questions.
Our anesthesiology team only treats kids, so we are fully prepared to provide the best possible experience for your child.Learn more about pediatric anesthesia
Learn about the changes your child may experience after surgery so you'll be prepared to manage them.Read more about how to help your child
"I wanted the whole Children's experience and I loved it. Even when we left the hospital, I looked at my husband and said, 'This is why we chose Children's.'"