Children are not just small adults. They cannot always say what is bothering them, answer medical questions, and are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a medical examination. Pediatric anesthesiologists know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative.

If your child has an illness, injury, or disease that requires surgery or a procedure, a Pediatric Anesthesiologist has the experience and qualifications to assist in the treatment and to help ensure that your child undergoes that treatment safely. They are fully trained anesthesiologists who have completed at least 1 year of specialized training in anesthesia care of infants and children. Most pediatric surgeons deliver care to children in the operating room along with a pediatric anesthesiologist. Many children who need surgery or various procedures have very complex medical problems that affect many parts of the body. The pediatric anesthesiologist is best qualified to evaluate these complex problems and plan a safe anesthetic for each child. Through special training and experience, pediatric anesthesiologists provide the safest care for infants and children undergoing anesthesia.