Having reflux (GERD) under control is very important for the success of the surgery. It is important to keep your child on his or her reflux medication. To make sure this is under control, we might ask your child to visit a gastroenterologist (GI) for an expert opinion before surgery. We also may ask your child to start antibiotics before surgery.
On the day of surgery, if the airway exam shows changes that may weaken the chance of success, we may need to reschedule the reconstruction to a later date. This is done to ensure your child has the best results.