At Covenant Children's we understand our young patients have unique
physical, emotional, and developmental needs. To this end, we employ a
number of Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists.
Our goal is to make your child's hospital experience as easy and pain-free
as possible and pediatric anesthesiologists assist in making this possible
by sedating patients for surgical procedures, as well as providing pain
management. It's often assumed anesthesiologists only provide care
in the operating room but this isn't true with children. If your child
requires a diagnostic imaging test, a bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture,
etc. sedation and/or pain management can make these tests and procedures
much more bearable.
What's the Difference in an Anesthesioligist and a Pediatric Anesthesiologist?
Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists have completed 4 years of undergraduate
education, followed by 4 years of medical school, and then do their internship
and residency in pediatric anesthesia for an additional 4 years. Pediatric
anesthesiologists may have also done a pediatrics residency or an additional
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship.
Many facilities will use general anesthesiologists, who don't have
more than superficial training in pediatrics and often don't have
deep experience and ongoing exposure to pediatrics. At Covenant Children's
we know what patients will benefit from receiving care from a pediatric
anesthesiologist, and we ensure your child receives appropriate care from
the most qualified providers.