It is important that as a parent, you know the options available for corrective surgery. This section may help answer some of your simple questions about procedures.

It is very important that you speak to your surgeon and ask questions about your child’s procedure and the outcomes of such a procedure. Like everything else, medicine evolves and at CAPPS we want you to know that you have options. It is important that you have the ability to make an informed decision.

With knowledge comes power.

Treatment Options vary from team to team. It is important for you as the parent to understand that each specialist uses the procedure that they feel most confident will give your child the best possible outcome. Ask questions about various procedures and educate yourself. Click on the procedure type to learn more about it.

There is no one operation that works well for all patients. In general, the treatment strategy depends on the age of the patient at the time of diagnosis, the expertise of the surgeon that you consult with and the type of procedure that they specialize in. Surgeons will often recommend the surgery that they feel most comfortable performing, one they have experience with and reliable outcomes.