Some surgeries or diseases may put your child at a higher risk for anesthesia complications. Before surgery, you will have a chance to discuss your concerns with your child’s anesthesia team.
Pain is managed with medications given by the anesthesia care team that either put a child into a deep sleep or relax the child and block pain during a medical procedure.
It is best to give anesthesia on an empty stomach to avoid the small chance of vomiting during surgery. If any vomit goes into your child’s lungs, it could cause serious problems. Read the anesthesia eating and drinking guidelines.
This is up to the anesthesiologist and surgeon. You may request to be with your child, but it may not always be possible due to safety reasons.
Please call the anesthesia pre-surgical evaluation clinic at 1-319-353-6684.