Before You Arrive at Cincinnati Children’s 

Hegar dilators.Order a set of Hegar dilators before your child’s visit to Cincinnati Children’s. You can search online to find them. Enter “Hegar dilators” in the search field.   

Bring the dilators with you when you come to Cincinnati Children’s for your surgery. You will need them at your follow-up clinic appointment after surgery to repair an imperforate anus. If you are traveling from out of town, pack them in your checked luggage since you may not be allowed to have them in carry-on luggage.