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To ease the anxiety of a child undergoing surgery in Cary, it helps if parents and children are well-prepared, advises the American Society of Anesthesiologists. "Undergoing surgery can be a source of stress for a person of any age, but when the patient is a child, a whole new layer of sensitivity is added," ASA President Dr. Roger A. Moore said in a news release from the society.

Lemuel Gaston Yerby III, MD
(919) 851-5055
400 Ashville Ave
Cary, NC
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Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1985

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J Ralph Dunn, MD FACS
(919) 460-9774
109 Miss Georgia Ct
Cary, NC
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Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Graduation Year: 1951

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Luiz E G Mineiro, MD
(919) 387-3536
105 Greymist Ln
Cary, NC
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Emergency Medicine, General Surgery
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Male
Languages
Spanish
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Medical School: Univ Fed De Minas Gerais, Fac De Med, Belo Horizonte, Mg, Brazil
Graduation Year: 1954

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Victor A Medina
(919) 851-5055
115 Crescent Commons Dr
Cary, NC
Specialty
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

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Donald Paul Hanna, MD
(919) 233-1933
1805 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, NC
Specialties
Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Western Wake Med Ctr, Cary, Nc
Group Practice: Cary Plastic & Reconstructive

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Sabah Hamad
(919) 851-9193
530 New Waverly Pl
Cary, NC
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General Surgery

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(919) 459-0091
160 Macgregor Pines Dr
Cary, NC
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General Surgery

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Dr.Sabah Hamad
(919) 851-9193
212 Ashville Avenue #10
Cary, NC
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F
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Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
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Surgeon (General)
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Eric David Duberman, MD
(919) 859-4747
216 Ashville Ave Ste 30
Cary, NC
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Male
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sabah Farouk Hamad, MD
(919) 851-9193
212 Ashville Ave Ste 40
Cary, NC
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Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1992

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To ease the anxiety of a child undergoing surgery, it helps if parents and children are well-prepared, advises the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

"Undergoing surgery can be a source of stress for a person of any age, but when the patient is a child, a whole new layer of sensitivity is added," ASA President Dr. Roger A. Moore said in a news release from the society. "The anesthesiologist, surgeon and entire care team do their best to make a child's visit to the hospital as pleasant as possible, but parents also have a key role to play in the process. To this end, we urge parents to begin preparing their child as soon as a decision is made to perform surgery."

The ASA offers these tips:

  • Be informed. Learn what you and your child should expect during and after surgery. Ask the doctor to walk you through the operation, then seek details about when and where you can be present, the anesthesia, recovery time, pain, scars and other pertinent details.
  • Inform your child in an age-appropriate manner. Older children may be able to handle more detailed information than younger ones. Your doctor should be able to offer advice on relaying surgery specifics.
  • Be positive. In general, always offer reassurance. Children like knowing that the medical staff contains experts looking out for their well-being. Emphasize that short-term discomfort will be outweighed by longer-term health and happiness.
  • Set realistic expectations. Remind your child that no one immediately bounces back from surgery, and it may be a gradual healing process with some discomfort along the way.
  • Seek support. Have family and friends provide encouragement in person or through calls, cards or e-mails.
  • Distract your child. Plan activities for the day before or of surgery to keep your child's mind free of worry. A new toy can help occupy the time.
  • Work with your medical team. Being open and honest will help them make the right decisions for your child. Be aware of cues they offer to help keep your child calm.
  • Care for yourself. Stay calm because children often pick up on their parent's attitude and demeanor. Ask for or accept help from others with meals and child care to keep your daily life moving smoothly forward.
  • Stay alert even after surgery. Follow your doctor's post-op instructions closely. Be on the lookout for post-surgical complications, even well after the operation.

More information

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has more about preventing medical errors with children.

SOURCE: American Society of Anesthesiologists, news release, July 2009

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