An anesthesiologist must work hand-in-hand with a surgeon or catheterization specialist, and the children that undergo heart procedures at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center are monitored by a skilled cardiovascular anesthesiology team before, during and after surgery.
Our cardiovascular anesthesiologists are pediatric congenital heart disease specialists that work with children full-time, so they understand the complexities of pediatric cardiovascular problems. They are skilled at getting children safely sedated quickly in order to reduce anxiety and ensure pain-free procedures. This care continues in the pediatric intensive care unit where our intensivists are skilled at dealing with postoperative issues. Thus, a continuum of care is provided for our young patients, allowing for the most optimal result.