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How common is surgery for young children in the United States?

Surgery in children is quite common, but fortunately these surgeries are not usually major. The most common surgery is for tympanostomy (ear tubes). This procedure can be done in an outpatient surgery center and the child is allowed to return home directly afterward.

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