Atrium Health Levine Children's Brenner Children’s Hospital has one of the leading pediatric anesthesia and pain management programs in North Carolina. Our team includes American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) certified pediatric anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists who have trained thoroughly in both anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology to provide expert care for our pediatric patients. Members of our anesthesiology team work closely with every medical specialty at Brenner and are involved in all types of surgical procedures and disease management. 

We care for children of all ages, from premature infants to young adults, and all types of conditions, from routine surgical needs to treatments for congenital heart disease, cancer and other congenital syndromes. Additionally, we engage in cutting-edge clinical trials and research to search for new and better ways to care for pediatric patients and improve their health outcomes. 

Safely giving and managing anesthetics, making our patients comfortable and minimizing their pain are our top priorities. We customize the type and delivery method of anesthesia for our patients and provide careful, continuous monitoring throughout their period of anesthesia.

In addition to providing care for surgical and other operative patients, our pediatric anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are specially trained to manage traumatic injuries in children of all ages. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to care for patients who need emergency care.

Family-Centered Care

We believe in the philosophy of family-centered care. We work closely with families to develop individualized and customized treatment plans for their child and are always available to answer any questions parents and other family members may have.

Prior to care, we meet with our patients and their families to discuss our anesthetic plan and answer their questions and requests. We then work with them to find the best possible method of anesthetic care. These plans range from simple to complex ones; they may include the placement of monitoring devices or performance of pain management procedures. Some pediatric patients may also receive a sedative before surgery to ease separation anxiety.