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My Child Is Having Surgery
Why You Can Trust Us With What Matters Most
- PAA provides 24/7 pediatric anesthesia specialist care in Charlotte.
- We have 14 anesthesiologists on our pediatric anesthesia team.
- Members of our pediatrics team have completed fellowships at top training programs throughout the country. Some of these programs including Boston Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Children’s National Hospital, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and many more.
- Hear what our pediatric surgical colleagues think below…
What The Experts Are Saying
I have worked with Providence Anesthesia Associates for over a decade in the operating room. Our teamwork is successful because of their excellent attention to detail in the care of my pediatric patients. The physicians are exceptionally skilled and I appreciate their professionalism and the care they take in making patients and families feel comfortable.
Dr. Erin Schotthoefer
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A.
I feel confident that my patients will be in safe hands with the pediatric anesthesiologists at Providence Anesthesiology Associates. From the smallest of infants to children with complex medical needs, their expertise, and commitment to our pediatric patients is always evident in the care that they provide. I always look forward to working with them because I know that my patients are in the very best of hands.
Dr. Joseph Albert Molitierno Jr.
Pediatric Urology Associates
Dr. Andrew Schulman
Pediatric Surgical Associates
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a pediatric anesthesiologist?
How can I help my child prepare for surgery?
Millions of children have surgery every year, but that may be little comfort to you if your child is one of them. It’s normal to feel anxious, but preparing yourself and your child as much as possible beforehand will help ensure that your child is safe and healthy and that you can rest at ease knowing they’re in good hands. For more resources on how to prepare for your child’s surgery, head to the link below.
Is anesthesia safe for my child?
Can I be with my child during surgery?
Will my child receive an IV?
What is emergence delirium?
Will my child have pain?
It’s completely normal and expected to have some discomfort after surgery. We believe it’s of great importance to manage your child’s pain adequately. Our anesthesiologists provide pain medications and numbing medications to help reduce the amount of discomfort. Your child’s treatment plan will depend on their medical history and what surgery they’re having. Your anesthesiologist will review their pain plan with you before surgery.
What if my child is sick with a cold before surgery?
How do you know how much anesthesia to give my child?
What if I still have more questions?
If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out using the Contact Us link at the top of our website. Additionally, the American Society of Anesthesiologists patient resource center may have the answers to your questions, too.