Pediatric Anesthesiology

Pediatric anesthesiologists have the training, skills and expertise to give anesthesia to children and infants. They have special knowledge of the type and dosage of medication that is appropriate for children of all ages.

What is pediatric anesthesiology?

The pediatric anesthesiologists at MaineHealth are fellowship-trained, board-certified specialists with expertise in the unique needs of children.

What type of surgeries require a pediatric anesthesiologist?

Your child might need a pediatric anesthesiologist for a variety of different surgeries or procedures. Talk to your child’s doctor when planning any procedure and ask if a pediatric anesthesiologist will be part of your child’s care team.  Pediatric anesthesiologists perform the following services:

  • Pre-op screening

  • Anesthesia management for inpatient and outpatient procedures

  • Sedation for brief procedures

  • Neonatal and pediatric intensive care services

  • Pain management



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