A 46-year-old member asked:
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what are some tips on consulting a pediatric anesthesiologist?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
For a surgery?: Generally if the surgery requires a pediatric anesthesiologist, the case will be assigned to one. General anesthesiologists also do pediatric cases, though typically not neonates or those with complex medical problems. Are you looking for one or planning for the pre-op visit?
Answered on Oct 10, 2012
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
About what?: I don't understand the question. Talk to them before the day or surgery and ask your questions.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Ask the MD: Ask the anesthesiologist about their experience with pediatric patients. Some have specifically done a pediatric fellowship (extra training) while others of us have worked with pediatric patients for many years. You have to be comfortable with the physician, not just their credentials.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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