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Michaela "Mikki" Kollisch, MD, is a pediatric surgeon at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.
Michaela "Mikki" Kollisch, MD, is a pediatric surgeon at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

Before a child undergoes surgery, hospital helps both parents and patient prepare

If a child requires surgery, no matter how "minor," it's a big deal to the child and his or her caregivers. Michaela "Mikki" Kollisch, MD, explains what to expect, and how to prepare and reassure both parents and child before surgery, whether for a baby, a teenager or in between. Kollisch is an assistant professor of surgery, specializing in pediatrics, at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

For more information about surgery for children, including informative videos for young children and for teens, click here.

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