This Web page was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's healthcare provider. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.
This page contains links to other Internet sites with information about children having surgery. We hope you find these sites helpful, but please remember we do not control or endorse the information presented on these websites, nor do these sites endorse the information contained here.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Pediatric Surgical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
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Physicians are members of the medical staff at each facility, but are independent contractors who are neither employees nor agents of Good Samaritan Medical Center; and, as a result, Good Samaritan Medical Center is not responsible for the actions of any of these physicians in their medical practices.