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Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

A key part of any surgery is safety and comfort. Children with congenital and acquired heart disease have special needs when it comes to anesthesia. Our dedicated team of seven board-certified pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesiologists are highly qualified to provide safe anesthesia for each child based on age, weight, diagnosis, type of surgery or procedure and medical history.

Services We Provide

  • Evaluation of the child and discussion with parents before the procedure
  • Complete management during surgery, including anesthetic drugs, management of cardiovascular drugs and transfusion of blood products
  • Anesthetic care of children undergoing cardiac catheterizations, electrophysiology studies and advanced cardiac imaging studies
  • Anesthetic management of children with congenital heart defects who have non-cardiac surgery, including organizing the specialty care teams