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 completed every year by our team of dedicated pediatric anesthesiologists.

General anesthesiology

Pediatric anesthesiology has a renowned reputation for providing excellent perioperative services and acute pain management to children at Texas Children's Hospital, one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country and an affiliate of Baylor College of Medicine. We are proud of our long history of commitment to excellence in pediatric patient care, research and education.

The unique blend of expertise and skills enables our team to safely deliver anesthesia for surgery in patients ranging from the smallest fetus with a life-threatening condition to the young adult with any of the numerous childhood ailments. The faculty members of our divisions are board-certified in anesthesiology with specialty training in pediatrics from the top programs in the nation.

Cardiovascular anesthesiology

Our cardiovascular anesthesiology team continues the tradition of excellence in patient care, working directly with the Texas Children's Heart Center, to deliver specialized care to patients with congenital heart disease. Learn more about cardiovascular anesthesiology.

Sedation services

In addition to general anesthesia administered in the operating room, Texas Children's Hospital offers sedation services to minimize pain and anxiety for your child during procedures outside of the operating room. We provide different levels of sedation to personalize the care for your child, from simple anxiety relief to general anesthesia. We are partners with you to create the best possible experience for your child during your visit to Texas Children's Hospital. Learn more about our sedation services.