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Administering anesthesia to children requires highly developed skills and a distinct, fine-tuned approach. Our doctors are board certified in the subspecialty of pediatric anesthesia and have years of experience working with children whose needs range from routine to extremely complex.

Cutting-Edge Treatments

Our pediatric anesthesiologists employ a wide spectrum of innovative methods and technology that ensure we administer anesthesia in the safest, most effective manner possible.

Our services include:

  • Consultations before surgery to review medical history, options, benefits, and risks for patients with complex needs
  • Non-operating-room anesthesia or sedation
  • Regional nerve blocks
  • Neuraxial anesthesia
  • Patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA)
  • Perineural catheters
  • Anesthesia management for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including invasive radiology, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning, cardiac catheterization, gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures and minor hematology/oncology procedures

Safe, Supportive and Family-Centered Care

Our anesthesiologists realize that a child’s surgery is a stressful time for the entire family, so we strive to put our patients and their families at ease as much as possible.

Our physicians have spent time during their training to learn the skills necessary to relate to children of all ages in ways that are appropriate to their developmental level. We understand that a hospital can be an intimidating place, particularly for a child facing surgery. We take considerable time to establish a rapport with your child, as well as with the entire family.

Our team prepares parents for what will happen and how the child will look when he or she falls asleep. Every step is taken to alleviate our young patients’ worries and fears—from the moment they arrive until the moment they are discharged.

The Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology collaborates closely with the Phoebe Stein Child Life Program. Members of the Child Life staff are assigned to the OR, Radiology and Cardiac units to communicate in age-appropriate language what the child needs to know about their procedure. We have worked closely with the Child Life team to employ distraction therapy such as iPads or games to engage and relax children in the perioperative space. This helps to diminish their fear and anxiety and is often more effective than pharmaceutical intervention.