Paediatric anaesthetics

Reducing discomfort for children during a surgery or a medical procedure. Anaesthetics induce sleep or numb an area of the body so your child doesn't experience discomfort during a procedure.

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About anaesthesia for children

If your child is having a procedure, they might need an anaesthetic. Paediatric anaesthetics is concerned with your child's safety and comfort immediately before, during and after having anaesthetic.

Anaesthesia is generally very safe and complications are rare. If your child has a general anaesthetic, one of our consultant paediatric anaesthetists will assess them to make sure they're fit enough for surgery. And they work closely with your child's surgeon to monitor their condition. They're also responsible for managing any post-operative pain. This might include giving your child a pain relief injection before they come round.

Questions about anaesthesia

Our Paediatric anaesthetics locations

The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.