Pediatric anesthesiology at Renown Children's Hospital is a multidisciplinary team of highly trained pediatric anesthesia experts who specialize in the unique needs of children undergoing surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

To learn more, call:

775-982-KIDS (5437)

What is Anesthesiology?

Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the patient before, during and after their procedure.

Learn More: Read the American Society of Anesthesiologists' guide to prepare children for surgery

If your child is going to have a procedure at Renown Children's Hospital, an anesthesiologist will will first review your child's medical record and details of the operation or procedure and meet with you and your child to ask additional questions and review your child's medical history.

It is very important to follow certain eating and drinking rules before your child has anesthesia. If your child’s stomach is not empty at the time of anesthesia, stomach contents can come up and enter the lungs and may cause serious problems.

Anesthesiologists provide:

  • An anesthesia evaluation before surgery
  • Anesthesia services for every type of procedure and surgery – from ambulatory (outpatient) services to high-risk surgeries
  • Anesthesia services for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Inpatient consultation for difficult IV placements