We provide anesthetic and pain relief care for thousands of children each year undergoing surgery, and those who are patients at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Our pediatric pain management team works in collaboration with pediatricians, surgeons, and other clinicians to manage children's pain after surgery or injury.
As with adults, children can suffer from a variety of pain problems. Their experience with pain can vary based on several factors, such as previous experience with pain, personality, expectations, and cognitive ability.Our multidisciplinary team controls pain through both medication and nondrug techniques. Our specialists are available for consultation for any child admitted to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital whose pain is not adequately controlled.