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What should I do if I miss a doctor appointment before my child's surgery?

The parent who couldn't be at a visit with the doctor before his or her child's surgery should contact the pediatric surgeon, so that he or she has a full opportunity to ask questions, review the issues, and have concerns addressed. The day of surgery is usually not the best time to have a full discussion with the surgeon—parents don't have the opportunity to "digest" the information they are given.

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