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Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to Frequently Asked Questions, a new section in the SPA website for parents and families. We have tried to answer some common questions that you may have if your child is facing surgery or anesthesia. Please send additional comments or questions to Rita.Agarwal@childrenscolorado.org. I'll try and get them answered as expeditiously as I can.
What is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist?
A pediatric anesthesiologist is an anesthesiologist who has either a special interest in children and/or has received special training in pediatrics. Most anesthesiologist will go to college for 4 years, medical school for 4 years, and then do their internship and residency for 4 years. Pediatric anesthesiologists may have also done a pediatrics residency or an additional Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship. For more information please go to http://www.aap.org/sections/sap/he3003.pdf . Pediatric anesthesiologists take care of children of all ages from newborn to teenagers and are experienced in the special needs of children (and their families) at different ages. Their goal is to make the hospital experience as pleasant as they can, to help manage your child's anxiety before surgery and pain after surgery.
Do Pediatric Anesthesiologists only work in the Operating Room (OR)?
How Do I Find A Pediatric Anesthesiologist?
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