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Pediatric Anesthesiology

Pediatric anesthesiologists provide complete care for pediatric patients during surgical and diagnostic procedures.

Children’s Hospital of Georgia
1446 Harper Street BT-2654
Augusta GA 30912
706-721-4672
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  • Pediatric Anesthesiology

Our Approach

When your child is having a surgical procedure they will likely require general anesthesia.  The procedures that require general anesthesia range from, a diagnostic test or minor procedure to major surgery like an open heart surgery. You want to know they are safe and comfortable. Our pediatric anesthesiology team performs highly specialized perioperative care of patients from birth to age 21. We work side by side with our pediatric surgeons who rely on us to monitor and care for pediatric patients and deliver them safely through their surgical procedures.

Did you know

Pediatric anesthesiologists provide complete care for pediatric patients during surgical and diagnostic procedures.  While many believe we “put a patient to sleep”, we are also performing a number of other vital services to our patients while asleep.  We provide:

  • Pain relief during surgery
  • Blood transfusions when necessary
  • Patient stabilization to maintain vital body functions
  • Constant monitoring of our patient’s vital signs

…all this while our patients are “sleeping”.

Our pediatric patients are in the very best of hands.  There is no other team of pediatric anesthesiologist in Augusta’s River Region with our training, and experience. We offer:

  • Teamwork: Anesthesiologists work with pediatric surgeons and nurse anesthetists to coordinate care for pediatric surgery patients. We also work closely with pediatric radiology for pediatric anesthesia services during diagnostic procedures.
  • Highly trained pediatric experts: All of our pediatric anesthesiologists have completed their anesthesia residency and furthered their training by completing a specialized fellowship in pediatric anesthesia.  All of our certified nurse anesthetists are pediatric specialists as well, meaning they only care for pediatric patients.
  • Patient-and-Family-Centered Care. Our pediatric patients arrive with their parents, siblings, and even their grandparents on the day of their procedure.  We encourage families to be involved while their child is being cared for by us.

At Children’s Hospital of Georgia be assured that our specialized training pediatric anesthesiologists will provide safe and reliable anesthesia based on each child’s specific height and weight. Whether it’s major surgery or anesthesia for radiological procedures or exam, we give them the proper care needed.

General Anesthesia

Anesthesia for surgery with intubation involves securing a patient’s airway during surgery.  Intubation is the process of inserting an endotracheal tube into the patient’s airway (trachea) a routine practice for pediatric anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists.  Many surgeries require this level of care to ensure patient safety while pediatric surgeons perform a procedure.  Pediatric anesthesiologists will be there to continuously monitor a patient during surgery, never leaving their side.

 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Handley, Judith L.P., MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Byrd, Heather S., MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

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