Yes, it is safe for children to receive anesthesia. Our anesthesiologists specialize in pediatric anesthesia, so you can rest assured that your child is in good hands. Before any procedure takes place, you will be asked to explain your child’s current health state, and medical history, which can both play a part in determining the best anesthesia option during surgery. You will be made aware of any side effects or possible risks of anesthesia, as well as ways to reduce those risks. To ensure the safety of your child during surgery, it is very important to answer all of the medical questions as thoroughly, and honestly as possible. Though some things may seem unnecessary to disclose, there are many things, such as medications, that could have an affect on the anesthesia and how your child reacts to it.