Information on COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19, information about previously scheduled appointments and what you can do to help protect your child and family. View COVID-19 information.
Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
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Restricciones para visitantes
Las instalaciones de salud de IU Health han implementado restricciones a los visitantes para ayudar a minimizar la propagación del COVID-19, la gripe y otros virus respiratorios. Ver restricciones para visitantes.
Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Oncologic surgery is a group of surgical procedures used to treat a variety of cancers.
Most solid cancers or tumors need to be removed to improve a child’s health and ease symptoms such as fever and pain.
Oncologic surgery is commonly used to treat cancers such as:
Pediatric surgeons at Riley at IU Health consult with a multidisciplinary team of specialists including oncologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, neonatologists and others to determine the right time for surgery. Depending on the specific type of cancer, surgery may be the first step in a treatment plan, or it may come after other treatments, such as chemotherapy, which is used to shrink the tumor.
Doctors use different tests to obtain as much information as they can about the tumor and to determine how surgery will impact other organs near the tumor. These tests include:
Pediatric surgeons at Riley at IU Health are active in the Children’s Oncology Group. This means children receive access to the most advanced cancer treatment protocols.
When children have cancerous tumors, each case is presented before a tumor board of pediatric specialists, including surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists. This group discusses each case and determines the best course of action for each child. Doctors talk with family members about the procedure and show them pictures of the tumor so they understand what is involved in the surgery.
Your child should not eat or drink anything after midnight on the day before the oncologic surgery procedure.
On the day of the oncologic surgery:
Immediately after oncologic surgery:
Riley at IU Health offers a broad range of supportive services to make life better for families who choose us for their children's care.