What is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist?
A pediatric anesthesiologist is a doctor who specializes in taking care of children during surgery and other procedures.
A pediatric anesthesiologist is an anesthesiologist who has either a special interest in children and/or has received special training in pediatrics. Most anesthesiologists will go to college for 4 years, medical school for 4 years, and then do their internship and residency for 4 years. Pediatric anesthesiologists may have also done a pediatrics residency or an additional Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship. For more information please go to American Academy of Pediatrics website. Pediatric anesthesiologists take care of children of all ages from newborn to teenagers and are experienced in the special needs of children (and their families) at different ages. Their goal is to make the hospital experience as pleasant as they can, to help manage your child's anxiety before surgery and pain after surgery.
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