Anesthesia is medication that prevents patients from feeling pain during surgery or other procedures. Whether it’s given as an injection, gas or vapor, different types of anesthesia block nerve impulses and, therefore, pain.

At Driscoll Children’s Hospital, highly trained professionals use a wide variety of safe, modern medications and extremely capable monitoring technology. An anesthesiologist is a doctor who specializes in giving and managing anesthetics — the medications that numb an area of the body or help you fall asleep and stay asleep.


  • Inpatient or outpatient anesthesia for infants, children and adolescents undergoing surgery as well as diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
  • Coordination of services for infants, children and adolescents who require special treatment for acute pain.
  • Intravenous access assistance and code support for the hospital.
  • Post-operative pain management.