Frenulectomy/Frenotomy for Children | Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT)
Frenulectomy/Frenotomy for Children

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  • Before Procedure
    • Choice of Anesthesia
      • Will my child have any anesthesia or sedation for this procedure?
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    • Lab Tests
      • Does my child need any tests done before this procedure?
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    • My Child's Current Medications
      • Will I need to stop or change any of my child's current medications?
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    • My Child's Procedure
      • Why does my child need this procedure?
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      • What will this procedure do?
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      • What are the risks and possible complications of this procedure?
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      • Does my child have any other options?
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      • How soon would you recommend that my child has this procedure?
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      • What can we expect if we choose not to have this procedure for my child?
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      • What can we expect if we choose to delay this procedure for my child?
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      • How will this procedure improve my child's ability to feed?
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      • What are my child's eating and drinking restrictions in the short and long-term?
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      • Where and how big will my child's incision be?
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      • Will my child have any visible scarring?
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      • How long will this procedure take?
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    • Recovery after My Child's Procedure
      • What can I expect my child's pain to be like and what are the options for pain medication?
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      • How long will it be before my child can get back to a normal routine?
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      • How long before my child can start feeding again?
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    • Preparing for My Child's Procedure
      • When should my child stop eating and drinking before this procedure?
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      • What time should we arrive for my child's procedure?
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      • Can I get directions and contact information for your clinic/hospital?
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  • Day of Procedure
    • General Questions
      • How long will my child's procedure take?
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      • What can my child expect during this procedure?
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  • After Procedure
    • Questions to Ask After My Child's Procedure
      • How did my child's procedure go?
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      • When and what can my child eat or drink?
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      • When will my child be ready to leave the clinic/hospital?
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      • How are we going to manage my child's pain?
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      • Is there anything that my child needs to avoid?
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      • Are there any special instructions for taking care of my child's procedure site?
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      • Does my child need to come back for a follow-up appointment?
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      • Does my child have any sutures or clips that need to be removed?
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      • What can my child's activity level be when we get home?
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  • Before Procedure
    • General Instructions
      • Call my child's doctor if I think of other questions
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will call the healthcare team if my child is sick or has a fever
        -7 days at 9:00
      • We met with the anesthesia team
        -7 days at 9:00
      • My child completed lab tests and imaging
        -7 days at 9:00
      • We know where and what time to go for the procedure
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I know which of my child's medications to stop before the procedure
        -7 days at 9:00
      • My child will not eat or drink anything after midnight tonight
        -1 day at 18:00
  • Day of Procedure
    • General Instructions
      • My child has not eaten or drank anything since midnight, including water
        0 day at 6:30
      • I confirmed my child's name and date of birth with the healthcare team
        0 day
      • I confirmed my child's procedure with the healthcare team
        0 day
      • I made sure the correct site of my child's procedure was marked and signed informed consent forms
        0 day
      • Confirm any allergies and side-effects your child might have
        0 day
  • After Procedure
    • General Instructions
      • I will make sure the healthcare team wash their hands before and after my child's care
        0 day at 18:00
      • I will not wait until my child's pain is severe until I ask for pain medication
        0 day at 18:00
      • My child will sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before standing up to prevent getting dizzy
        0 day at 18:00
      • My child will not get out of bed without help if they feel weak or dizzy
        0 day at 18:00
      • My child will start eating and drinking as allowed by the healthcare team.
        0 day at 18:00
      • I checked with the healthcare team which medications my child should take at home
        0 day
      • My child's prescription medications have been filled
        0 day
      • I know when and how to give my child pain medications when we go home
        0 day
      • I asked the healthcare team how to care for my child and their incision at home
        0 day
      • I scheduled my child's post-op appointment
        0 day
  • Recovery at Home
    • General Instructions
      • I know when and how to give my child pain medications at home
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will call the doctor if I have any questions about recovery or feel something is not right
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will keep my child's procedure site clean
        2 days at 9:00
    • Call The Doc If
      • I know to call if my child has a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around my child's tongue
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice infected discharge from my child's incision site
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child's mouth is bleeding
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice my child is not feeding properly, is irritable, or lethargic
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child has pain that existing pain medications cannot control
        2 days at 9:00
  • After Procedure
      • Make sure the call button is within reach before medical staff leave the room
        1 day at 18:00