We know kids are hungry and thirsty the day of surgery. What is the reason for the strict “empty stomach” rule? It’s about safety during anesthesia. When your child is receiving the anesthetic before pediatric surgery, body muscles are very relaxed. This includes the muscles of the Gastrointestinal tract. The stomach, esophagus, and the opening […]Continue reading →
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How Should My Child Dress for Surgery?
The idea of surgery can be scary. To help your child feel safe, we want him/her to feel relaxed when they come in for their procedure. They can show up in their pajamas or street clothes, whichever they feel comfortable in. We also have…Continue reading →
Is Anesthesia Safe for Children?
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 […]Continue reading →