When your child needs anesthesia or pain control for surgery or any reason, specialized experience is critical. At Riley at IU Health, your child is in capable, compassionate hands. Your child’s safety, well-being and comfort are our highest priorities.
Safe, Effective Anesthesia and Pain Control for Your Child
Every day, our anesthesiologists treat children facing all kinds of health challenges, from minor conditions to life-threatening illnesses and injuries. We work with specialists throughout the hospital and support every department and service that requires anesthesia. We work with children who need to be calm and still for X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or other procedures. We also offer anesthetic care for children with acute and chronic pain. In addition, we have access to the latest equipment and technology to help keep your child safe and comfortable and to accommodate any health issues or needs.
Riley at IU Health is home to Indiana’s largest team of doctors who specialize in anesthesiology for children, from newborns to teenagers. Our specialists are trained and experienced in preventing or minimizing pain and anxiety for children during surgery or other medical procedures, and we know how to help put families at ease during stressful times.
Many of our pediatric anesthesiologists have additional training in anesthesia or pain control for specific ages, conditions or procedures. We work closely with surgeons, pediatricians, radiologists, intensive care specialists, orthopedists, gastroenterologists and other professionals to provide integrated, effective care for every patient.
Conditions & Services
We offer a number of different Anesthesiology services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our department.
Department Forms & Resources
Department Forms & Resources
The Anesthesiology at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
Download this PDF to learn more about what to expect when your child undergoes anesthesia at Riley at IU Health.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs.
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For Health Professionals
Riley at IU Health is committed to the safety, well-being and comfort of every child, and our pediatric anesthesiologists work closely with the entire healthcare team to ensure each child’s specific needs are met.
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Visit the Department of Anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine for information about the latest research in the field of anesthesia.
The Department of Anesthesia at the Indiana University School of Medicine offers one of the largest anesthesia residency programs in the country. Residents receive pediatric anesthesia training at Riley at IU Health, and the department offers a one-year, post-residency Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at the hospital.