We take pediatric sedation seriously

For many diagnostic and invasive procedures, a child’s energetic spirit or natural fears about hospitals can interfere with the success of the procedure. Plantation General Hospital is proud to offer pediatric sedation administered by pediatric anesthesiologists.

At Plantation General Hospital pediatric anesthesiologists administer sedation for the following procedures:

  • CT scans
  • EEGs
  • MRI
  • MRI & EEGs combo
  • Nuclear medicine studies
  • Ultrasound
  • X-rays

Above all else, your child’s comfort and emotional well-being are always at the forefront of our pediatricians’ minds. We take pediatric sedation seriously and will do our absolute best to ensure their safety and comfort during a diagnostic procedure.

To schedule an imaging procedure with sedation, please call (954) 321-4099.

What is special about sedating a child?

Children are not small adults. Their physical and emotional needs are unique, making the services of a pediatric anesthesiologist invaluable for their safety and care.

The types of medication used is based on your child’s age, weight, medical history and the duration of the test and the least invasive way to achieve the desired test result. Our specialists take the necessary time to make sure everything is correct before performing any procedure.

We frequently use medicines that generally sedate quickly with few side effects and provide a fast recovery. Our pediatric sedation service includes highly trained pediatric critical care nurses to care for your child throughout the entire process.

Non-diagnostic sedation

Similar to our diagnostic sedation, we have pediatric anesthesiologists at our hospital who ensure the safety of your child if sedation is required during surgery. We take every precaution to make sure your child remains asleep and does not feel any pain while in the OR.