An appointment with your surgeon is recommended to get your child examined and to discuss the various aspects of the disease your child has including the surgical treatment if available. It also gives you the opportunity to meet with the surgeon and be comfortable with the surgical team and the process of going ahead with the surgery.
For many diseases, the recommendation might be not to operate or to wait for a period of time before going ahead with surgery. In some pediatric surgical conditions, waiting for a while is recommended to allow for spontaneous resolution which spares a child the need for surgery. If surgery is the way to go forward, be sure to ask the surgeon about the nature of disease, type of surgery and the possible complications. Laparoscopic surgery might be an option for some conditions. The duration of stay in hospital (most surgeries are done as outpatient surgeries) and the time a child would take to recover are other questions you need to clarify with your surgeon.
All appointments are done at the Center for Pediatric Specialty Care, 655 Deer Park Ave, Babylon, NY 11702. Appointments are available for Dr Jones on Tuesdays & Fridays and for Dr Winick on Mondays & Thursdays.