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EMMI - Orchiopexy

Learning more about your child's surgical procedure can alleviate some concerns and help reassure you and your child. Take a look at these articles for more information about orchiopexy, preparing your child for surgery, and what to expect in the operating room.

The Facts on Undescended Testicles
Shortly before birth, a boy's testicles usually descend through the inguinal canal into the scrotum. When a testicle doesn't make a move, the condition is called cryptorchidism.

Could That Lump Be a Hernia?
Many people don't think of hernias as health problems that can occur in children. But hernias are fairly common in kids. Babies (especially premature babies) can even be born with them. In fact, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed on children.

Looking at Your Newborn: What's Normal
When you first get to see, touch, and inspect your newborn, you may be surprised by what you see. Read this article to learn about your newborn's often unique-looking physical characteristics.

Male Reproductive System
Understanding the male reproductive system, what it does, and the problems that can affect it may help you better understand your own child's reproductive health.

How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Building a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.

Preparing Your Child for Surgery
Adequate preparation can help your child feel less anxious about undergoing surgery. Kids of all ages cope much better when they have an idea of what's going to happen and why it's necessary.

Going to the Hospital
It may seem scary to go to a hospital, but doctors and nurses are there to help people who are sick or hurt feel better. This article explains what happens inside a hospital.

What Happens in the Operating Room?
Surgeries and operations happen in the operating room, sometimes called the OR. Read all about it.

A hernia is an opening or weakness in the wall of a muscle, tissue, or membrane that normally holds an organ in place. Learning to prevent hernias isn't hard to do — check out this article for some tips.

Male Reproductive System
What makes up a guy's reproductive system and how does it develop? Can anything go wrong? Find the answers to these questions and more in this article.

What's It Like to Have Surgery?
Knowing what to expect from surgery before you get to the hospital can make you less anxious about your surgical experience — and less stress helps a person recover faster.