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Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sometimes

The whole situation may lead to psychological trauma similar to or in fact, post traumatic stress disorder.The cause is usually the stress, not the mechanics of the surgery.
Watch for behavioral changes and discuss with your pediatrician if concerned.

In brief: Sometimes

The whole situation may lead to psychological trauma similar to or in fact, post traumatic stress disorder.The cause is usually the stress, not the mechanics of the surgery.
Watch for behavioral changes and discuss with your pediatrician if concerned.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Also, if the surgery fixes a problem, expect changes related to this resolution: such as better sleep and better function after adenoidectomy if it cures sleep apnea.
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In brief: See below

I do not have enough information to answer your question accurately.
But, unless it is a life altering surgery, such as loss of a limb, there should not be any change.

In brief: See below

I do not have enough information to answer your question accurately.
But, unless it is a life altering surgery, such as loss of a limb, there should not be any change.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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