General anesthesia for a toddler? Should I be concerned about my 2 year old having a surgery done that requires general anesthesia?
Always Concern. A parent should always be concerned for the health and safety of their child. There are risks associated with anesthesia, and it takes a anesthesiologist who is well trained and comfortable with pediatrics to do these cases. Discuss the risk and benefits with this anesthesiologist and then see if you are comfortable.
Anesthesia safe. General anesthesia for a 2 year old is probably better than another anesthesia technique. Talk with the anesthesia attending. Ask if they are trained for just children. Do they take care of just children. Make sure you are comfortable and meet before the surgical date. It is great that you are so involved. For ear tubes, hernia, etc general anesthesia is standard.