Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento
Because an infant or child's metabolism is very different than an adult's, young patients who need sedation for diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical procedures require specialized care from a pediatric anesthesiologist. At Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento, children are treated by physicians with special training in pediatric anesthesiology. These physicians are on call 24-hours a day and provide sedation that ranges from light to general anesthesia, including localized nerve blocks for specific procedures. Pediatric anesthesiologists also provide pain management techniques and treatment for pulmonary insufficiency geared specifically for children. Before any procedure, parents are encouraged to speak with their child's pediatric anesthesiologist to find out specific treatment options.