From infancy to adolescence, children's psychosocial needs as well as their physiology are different from those of adults — and they are constantly evolving. The Pediatric Anesthesiology Division at Stony Brook Children's recognizes this fact and strives to incorporate it into our approach to care:
- Explaining what we are doing and why in terms patients and families understand, including building trust through compassion and honesty.
- Providing children with opportunities to make choices about their care whenever possible.
- Fully integrating parents into the care plan and enabling them to stay at their child's side as much as possible during their time with us.
Inpatient Pre-Admission Tour
Children scheduled for an inpatient admission can take a pre-admission tour with their families. To make an appointment for a pre-admission tour, call Child Life Services at (631) 444-3840. Tours are scheduled on weekends.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center is well suited for pediatric surgery with a dedicated preoperative play area. Families are permitted to be together in the recovery room. Parents and children also are welcome to arrange a preoperative tour of the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Call (631) 444-9400 for more information.
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at:
Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures. Information about pediatric anesthesiology for CT and MRI can be found at:
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