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Pediatric Anesthesia Services

The anesthesia department at Brenner is the region’s leading center for pediatric anesthesia and pain management. Our anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists help manage our patients’ pain before, during and after surgery.

We also provide expert pain management care during other procedures and treatments. We work with all specialties at Brenner and provide exceptional care using state-of-the-art technology and the latest in medical advancements. 

Family-Centered Care 

At Brenner, we believe in the philosophy of family-centered care. We work closely with families to develop individualized and customized treatment plans for their child and are always available to answer any questions parents and other family members may have. 

Prior to care, we meet with our patients and their families to discuss our anesthetic plan and answer their questions and requests. We then work with them to find the best possible method of anesthetic care. These plans range from simple to complex ones; they may include the placement of monitoring devices or performance of pain management procedures. Some pediatric patients may also receive a sedative before surgery to ease separation anxiety. 

Pediatric Anesthesia Services 

Our fully dedicated team of pediatric anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists works with all pediatric departments to ensure the best and safest anesthetic plan for our pediatric patients. We conduct all types of anesthesia, including local, regional and general anesthesia:

Local Anesthesia: Numbing a certain area or part of the body. 

Regional Anesthesia: A type of anesthesia in which the anesthesiologist injects a medicine to block pain signals traveling to the brain. This may involve the spine, an epidural or nerve blocks. This procedure will make a child feel sleepy before, during and after the procedure. 

General Anesthesia: Medicines given to a child to make him or her sleep during surgery. During general anesthesia, the anesthesia team closely watches the child’s heartbeat, blood pressure, breathing and oxygen levels and may adjust the levels of medication as needed during the procedure.