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Children's Anesthesia

What is a children's anesthesiologist?

Children's anesthesiologists are pediatric physicians trained in administering pre-surgery evaluation, anesthesia and post-surgery care for children. Our pediatric anesthesiologists receive highly specialized training to ensure that surgical procedures are as comfortable as possible for children of all ages.

If advanced care is needed, pediatric anesthesiologists work in collaboration with a team of expert subspecialists through UMMC’s Center for Maternal and Fetal Care. This multidisciplinary team works together to care for both the mother and child’s unique needs - all under one roof.

About children's anesthesia

The Center for Maternal and Fetal Care draws on the Children's of Mississippi pediatric anesthesia division to offer a wide range of anesthesiology services for complex and simple surgical procedures. Mississippi's only dedicated children's hospital is staffed by pediatric anesthesiologists on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Specialized training and leading-edge technology allow the Children's of Mississippi pediatric anesthesia team to care for even the smallest patients that may require surgery.

Pediatric anesthesia offers:

  • State-of-the-art equipment and specially trained anesthesiologists ensure advanced care for children of all ages.
  • Comprehensive anesthesia administration, evaluation and management.
  • Access to nationally-recognized specialists at Mississippi's only children's hospital.

Learn more about UMMC's anesthesiology services for all ages.