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Children undergoing surgery, invasive diagnostic procedures, and some imaging tests and radiologic interventions may require anesthesia to block sensations in areas of the body that would otherwise experience pain or severe discomfort. While anesthesia and sedation medications may sound worrisome, you can rest easy knowing our pediatric anesthesiology team specializes in caring for children. We help assure your child is safe, comfortable, and pain-free during their surgery or procedure.
We consider several factors to determine if a child needs anesthesia and what type of anesthesia to offer, such as:
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Connecticut Children’s anesthesiologists are board-certified and fellowship-trained in the administration of anesthetic drugs to pediatric patients. Our team is best qualified to evaluate even the most complex issues and plan a safe anesthetic for your child’s individual needs. Through special training and experience, our anesthesiologists provide the safest care for infants and children undergoing anesthesia. You can rest assured your child is safe and sound through the entire length of their procedure.
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Has the patient been seen in this specialty before?
Does the patient have an active MyChart account?
You can schedule most appointments online, but in some cases, you may need to call the specialty to schedule.
You can schedule most follow-up appointments in MyChart, but in some cases, you may need to call the specialty to schedule.
After logging in, click "Menu" (top left) and select "Schedule an Appointment."
We're unable to schedule your appointment online.
during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm)
to schedule the patient's appointment; or if you prefer us to contact you,
fill out the Request an Appointment form.
Prefer us to contact you? Submit an appointment request.
For more information about Anesthesiology, please call:
Connecticut Children’s offers pre-surgery tours and special cars and trucks that children can drive into the surgical suite.