We provide specialized and individualized pediatric anesthesia care. Medical procedures on a child may create a great deal of anxiety for both the child and parent. We tailor the anesthesia for each child based on medical conditions, developmental level, and the type of procedure needed. Before introducing the child to the operating room, we usually give the child a liquid medication to ease anxiety about being in an unfamiliar environment.
In addition, we frequently have smaller children go to sleep by inhaling anesthesia gases though a candy-scented mask instead of an intravenous injection. Vitals signs including heart rhythm, breathing pattern, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, anesthesia gas levels, and blood pressure are continuously monitored throughout the anesthetic. The nurses providing care before, during, and after surgery are experienced in keeping children safe and comfortable. Modern anesthesia for children has become quite safe as technology, equipment, methods and training have become quite advanced.