Having family around before and after surgery greatly eases a child's anxiety
Anesthesia can be a scary prospect for children and their families. Children of all ages bring special challenges and needs to the hospital. The dedicated physicians and nurse anesthetists of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology are trained not only to provide anesthesia for children but also to provide support for the special emotional needs of the child and his or her family.
Though only a few years old as an independent department, Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Anesthesiologists focuse on compassion, safe anesthesia, and continuing education for both new anesthesiologists and anesthetists, and for the continuing improvement of its experienced staff.
“The Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology is dedicated to creating a caring and supportive environment for children requiring invasive procedures; working to minimize the anxiety and stress associated with surgery for both children and their families.”
— Stephen Kimatian, MD
Chairman, Pediatric Anesthesiology Department