Infants, children and teens react in unique ways to anesthesia. Our pediatric anesthesiologists are specially trained to manage the safety and comfort of children having surgery or other procedures that may cause pain or anxiety.
What We Do
Our anesthesiology team works with kids all day, every day, at CHKD and its health and surgery centers in Virginia Beach and Newport News.
During surgery, we keep a close eye on children's breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs. We also help with pain after surgery and are part of the general pain management team at CHKD. We ease children's anxiety about surgery through age-appropriate communication and extra touches, like allowing them to pick a favorite flavor of anesthesia. Strawberry and bubble gum are very popular.
In addition, our anesthesiologists are involved in many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and perform preoperative screening and assessments.
Services We Provide
- Pre-operative screening
- Pre-operative assessment
- Anesthesia during surgery
- Pain management after surgery
- Anesthesia/sedation during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
- Pain management
Pre-Surgical Consultations Available
Our pediatric anesthesiology team participates in every surgery that takes place at CHKD in Norfolk and at our two health and surgery centers. We are available for pre-surgical consults in the day surgery area on the third floor of CHKD in Norfolk.
The type of anesthesia a child receives and how he receives it depends on the procedure he's having and his medical condition.