Sometimes, surgery is the best way to help correct your child’s medical problem. Learn about some of the more common surgeries in children, and what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
If your child’s doctor suspects they may have biliary atresia, imaging studies can be helpful. However, surgery with examination of the bile ducts is the gold standard of diagnosis. A Kasai operation is a type of surgery to remove the diseased bile ducts to the base of the liver and re-establish bile flow from the liver using a portion of the child’s intestine. Learn more here.