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Anesthesiology

 

The Division of Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Central California specializes in providing sedation services for infants, children and adolescents. We perform more than 9,400 anesthesiology procedures per year. Children’s pediatric anesthesiology services are available 24 hours for patients receiving inpatient, outpatient and emergency care. Our board certified anesthesiologists all have a subspecialty in pediatric anesthesiology. We treat children and are experts in their special needs. Many of our experienced team members are also pediatric intensivists or have board certification in pain medicine and pediatrics. They play a key role in ensuring our patients’ experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. 

Services Offered & Conditions Treated

Sedation Services:

  • Moderate sedation
  • Deep sedation
  • General anesthesia

Specialized Techniques:

  • Administering medication in doses appropriate for each individual pediatric patient based on the child’s health, medical condition and the type of surgery.
  • Adjust methodology and technique to meet a child’s unique medical needs.

Special Expertise:

Providing sedation services for the potentially complex child who is critically ill or developmentally delayed.

Benefits of our Anesthesiology Services:

  • We specialize in pediatrics, working only with children.
  • We utilize an Anesthesiologist in Charge (AIC) who coordinates with physicians, subspecialists and nurses to ensure appropriate personnel are available at all times and plans surgical times based on the patient’s status.

Multidisciplinary Services

Our anesthesiologists work with many physicians and departments throughout the Hospital including:

Surgical Services:
Our anesthesiologists provide general anesthesia for all operations.

Radiology:
We provide sedation services for radiologic procedures such as:

  • Fluoroscopy's
  • Angiograms
  • MRIs
  • CT Scan

Orthopaedics & Neurology:
We provide a regional anesthetic in combination with a general anesthetic for orthopeadic and neurological procedures.

Cardiology:
Sedation services are provided by cardiac anesthesiologists for patients of the Willson Heart Center including:

Pain Management:
Anesthesiologists are an important part of all pain management at Children's Hospital and are available for sedation for minor inpatient procedures as well as scheduled surgeries.

 

 

 

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