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Anesthesia, just for kids

Anesthesia or sedation can be used in a number of situations, from a cut requiring stitches to more complex surgeries. If your child faces a procedure that requires anesthesia, our pediatric anesthesiologists will oversee their safety and comfort.

Whether general anesthesia (unconscious), sedation (lighter sleep) or local anesthesia (numbing a specific body part or region), using anesthetics for children demands specialized expertise. Our fellowship-trained anesthesiologists care for newborns, infants and small children with emergency or complex surgical needs in our operating rooms and other locations throughout CHoR.

We provide:

  • Evaluation of your child's medical condition to determine appropriate care
  • Planning of care for before, during and after surgery
  • Anesthesia and monitoring during surgery
  • A comforting environment for children in an OR
  • Pain control after surgery, if needed, either with intravenous (IV) medications or other anesthetic techniques
  • Anesthesia and sedation for procedures such as MRI, CT scan and radiation therapy

Surgery: What to expect

Follow Molly to learn more about having surgery at CHoR to help prepare you for your visit.


Meet the team

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Arkadiy Dubovoy, MD
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Deanna Couser, MD
Deanna Couser MD Anesthesiology Read more
Michelle DaCosta, MD
Michelle DaCosta MD Anesthesiology Read more
Seamas (James) Dore, MD
Seamas (James) Dore MD Anesthesiology Read more
Beata Evans, MD
Beata Evans MD Anesthesiology Read more
Yaqi Hu, MD
Yaqi Hu MD Anesthesiology
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Jeannette Kierce, MD, DABA, FAAP
Jeannette Kierce MD, DABA, FAAP Anesthesiology Read more
Sharon Lee, MD
Sharon Lee MD Anesthesiology
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Marie Sankaran-Raval, MD
Marie Sankaran-Raval MD Anesthesiology Read more
Jay Shapiro, MD, DABA, FAAP
Jay Shapiro MD, DABA, FAAP Anesthesiology Read more
Ashley Stigall, DNAP, CRNA
Ashley Stigall DNAP, CRNA Anesthesiology Read more


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