Physicians specially trained in pediatric anesthesiology care for infants, children and adolescents undergoing surgery at Hasbro Children's Hospital.
The department services include anesthesia expertise for cardiovascular and neurosurgical procedures that are provided by the only subspecialty trained group in the region. The department offers state-of-the-art anesthesia equipment and pain therapy services, through a comprehensive program of acute postoperative pain management, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic treatments for chronic pain problems.
The department provides approximately 7,000 anesthetics each year in five operating rooms, an on-site procedure suite, and numerous off-site locations, including MRI, CT scan, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. This includes care of neonates from the special care nursery at Women & Infants' Hospital who require surgical intervention at Hasbro Children's.
Rhode Island Hospital is a national leader in the development of anesthesia monitoring and information systems. Pediatric anesthesiologists have developed the specialty techniques and monitoring to support in utero fetal surgery.
The division provides an active teaching environment for medical students, pediatric residents, anesthesia residents and student nurse anesthetists from both St. Joseph's and Northeastern Schools of Nurse Anesthesia.