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Paediatric anaesthetics

Reducing discomfort during a procedure

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

Overview

If your child is having a procedure, they might need an anaesthetic. Paediatric anaesthetics is concerned with your child's safety 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.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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Our consultants

Our paediatric consultants are leaders in their fields, specialising in common as well complex conditions, including developmental disorders and cancer.
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