Members of the Department of Anesthesiology at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) recognize that pediatric patients have special needs.
We work with your surgeons, pediatricians, and nurses to make your child’s experience a positive one. By using this multi-disciplinary team approach, we will care for your child - and for you - during your child’s surgery and throughout your family’s stay with us.
The anesthesiologists at HSS who care for children have specialized training in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain management, and they possess many years of experience treating children before, during, and after surgery.
Our anesthetic techniques are tailored to address the special needs of children with a variety of medical and orthopedic problems such as club feet, cerebral palsy, scoliosis, deformities of the extremities, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and a variety of other orthopedic conditions. We use a variety of blood-sparing techniques for major surgical procedures (like scoliosis surgery) that reduce the need for blood transfusions.