Pediatric anesthesiologists complete comprehensive training in anesthesiology followed by a year of child-focused anesthesia care. They are then boarded-certified in pediatric anesthesiology. This extra training gives them the expertise to understand the unique medical and surgical needs of children.
At Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, our pediatric anesthesiologists offer care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. They are certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in pediatric anesthesiology to deliver the highest level of safe, effective care for infants to adolescents, including those children who have special needs.
Your child’s anesthesia care team will carefully consider a variety of techniques to reduce anxiety before surgery and during transport to the operating room. Once in the OR, pediatric anesthesiologists work closely with pediatric surgeons to ensure children are sleeping safely throughout their procedure.
Our pediatric anesthesiologist are available throughout the operation, and your child is continually monitored to insure that they have no pain. They provide care at:
Sometimes sedating your child is necessary to make it less stressful for them and easier for a pediatric specialist to perform a procedure or get an imaging scan. Our pediatric anesthesiologists help kids relax and feel sleepy in a variety of outpatient settings, including:
- Children’s ER
- Regional Burn Center
- Radiation therapy
Pediatric pain management
If your child needs pain control following surgery or a procedure, our pediatric anesthesiologists may use intravenous medications and other anesthetic techniques like:
- Oral pain-relieving medicines
- Injections of a local anesthetic to the surgery site
- Pain-blocking treatments, like nerve blocks, that prevent pain signals between the brain and a specific region of the body
Our goal is to safely relieve your child’s pain before, during and after a procedure or surgery.