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Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
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. Learn 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.
The anesthesia resources page has many useful documents to help you learn more about this topic.