Texas Children's anesthesiologists are dedicated to treating children by providing expert care before, during and after surgery. Pediatric anesthesiologists strive to make patients feel safe using age-appropriate relaxation and distraction techniques such as using a soft voice, blowing bubbles, reading books and singing songs as needed during procedures and testing.

Our anesthesiologists are board-eligible or board-certified and have completed subspecialty training in pediatric anesthesiology, and many hold additional board certifications in pediatrics. Anesthesia for congenital... Read more


New FDA Warning About Prolonged Anesthesia in Children Less Than 3 Years of Age
On Dec. 14, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement regarding the potential effect of anesthetics on children younger than 3 years of age. Recent studies suggest that a single, relatively short exposure to general anesthetic and sedation drugs in infants or toddlers is unlikely to have negative effects on behavior or learning. However, further research is needed to fully characterize how early life anesthetic exposure affects children’s brain development.


Our Team

Our team is specially trained in providing our pediatric patients with specialized care before, during and after surgery in a child-friendly atmosphere.

Services

Texas Children’s Hospital’s Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine provides a range of services including general anesthesia, cardiovascular anesthesia, sedation services and pain management. Our anesthesiologists work closely with surgeons, radiologists and other physicians to provide the most appropriate, evidence-based care for each child. More than 34,000 anesthesia cases, ranging from simple outpatient sedation procedures to complex 12-hour-plus surgeries, are... Read more

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