At Covenant Children's, we understand our young patients have unique physical, emotional and developmental needs. To this end, we employ a number of Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists. Our goal is to make your child's hospital experience as easy and pain-free as possible and pediatric anesthesiologists assist in making this possible by sedating patients for surgical procedures, as well as providing pain management.
It's often assumed anesthesiologists only provide care in the operating room, but this isn't true with children. If your child requires a diagnostic imaging test, a bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture, etc. sedation or pain management can make these tests and procedures much more bearable.
Some facilities just use general anesthesiologists, who don't have specific training in pediatrics, nor much experience with pediatric cases. At Covenant Children's we know what patients will benefit from receiving care from a pediatric anesthesiologist, and we ensure your child receives appropriate care.
Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists complete four years of undergraduate education, followed by four years of medical school, and then an additional four year internship and residency in pediatric anesthesia . Many pediatric anesthesiologists have also completed a pediatrics residency or an additional Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship.