Pediatric Anesthesia and Sedation Services
Pediatric anesthesiologists have four years of anesthesia training followed by a year of child-focused anesthesia care. This extra training gives them the expertise to understand the unique medical and surgical needs of children.
At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), our pediatric anesthesiologists are certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology to deliver the highest level of safe, effective care for infants to adolescents, including those children who have special needs.
To help kids relax before the administration of the anesthetic, we first offer “silly juice” which eases their anxiety as we roll them into the operating room (OR). Once in the OR, pediatric anesthesiologists work closely with pediatric surgeons to ensure children are sleeping safely throughout their procedure.
Our pediatric anesthesiologists are present throughout the operation and continually monitor kids during the procedure to make sure they have no pain. They provide care at:
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital
J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center
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:
Regional Burn Center
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.