At Brenner Children's our goal is to make sure you and your family are as comfortable as possible and want to answer any questions you may have. Please see our most frequently asked questions below. Don't see your question? Contact Jeff Ungetheim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pediatric hematologists, oncologists and radiation oncologists at Brenner are the region’s leading experts in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Our specialists have trained for many years in both pediatrics and their specialty to provide exceptional care for your child. We use the latest in technology and medical advancements and work with a team of more than 120 multidisciplinary experts at Brenner to provide comprehensive care and treatment.
We specialize in the care of children with a wide range of cancers and blood disorders, including anemia, bone and soft tissue cancer, clotting disorders, leukemia, lymphoma and Sickle Cell anemia.
Being there for your child before, during and after surgery is the most important thing you can do to help him or her. Surgery can be a very stressful time and your support helps your child maintain the highest level of emotional health.
You may also want to do the following to prepare your child for surgery:
- Make a list of questions about your child’s diagnosis and treatment and bring that list to your appointments with your doctor.
- Schedule a visit with the surgical team for a tour of the OR and more.
- Bring some of your child’s favorite things with you for his or her stay at Brenner. Those comfort items might include family photos, books, favorite toys or stuffed animals, music and a portable music player or a laptop computer.
- You should also bring things to help you during your child’s period of stay at Brenner. It’s important that you also maintain optimal physical and emotional health during your child’s surgery and post-operative treatment.
We offer a range of support services for patients and their families. Please ask your health care team for more information about Brenner support services and a checklist of things to do right before surgery, including any restrictions on food and water intake.
We offer many counseling services for children and their families. Counseling to help cope with the diagnosis and treatment plan, changes and relationship stress, behavioral problems and school-related issues and depression anxiety and/or grief are all offered as part of Brenner’s expansive services for patients and their families.