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Discomforts and Complications After Surgery

What are some common postoperative discomforts?

The amount of discomfort following surgery depends on the type of surgery performed. Some typical discomforts include, but are not limited to, the following:

What complications may occur after surgery?

Sometimes complications can occur following surgery. The following are the most common complications, as defined by the American Medical Association. However, individuals may experience complications and discomforts differently. Specific treatment for any post-surgical complication(s) will be based on:

Post-surgical complications may include, but are not limited to, the following:

The likelihood that complications of surgery will occur vary with each child and with each operation. Always consult your child's surgeon and anesthesiologist for more information.

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