Anesthesiologists use medicines to block pain and make your child less aware during surgeries, tests or other procedures. The doctors and nurses on the anesthesiology team at Seattle Children’s have special training in giving anesthesia to children. We provide this service for children of all ages, from newborns to young adults, for any health problem and any procedure where they need anesthesia. Our main goal is to ensure your child’s safety and comfort.
Our team works closely with doctors in many other departments. We work with dental medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, general surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, radiology, urology and other departments, and with our cancer, craniofacial, heart and transplant centers. We consult with other doctors to help plan and carry out complex surgeries. Some of our doctors are also part of the Pain Medicine Program. Some team members have special training in pediatric cardiac anesthesia or transplant anesthesia.
Each year, our team cares for more than 22,000 children. We work with patients and families at Children’s main campus, the Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center and Radiation Oncology Services at University of Washington Medical Center.