Through a partnership with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist offers anesthesia care for children. Some of our younger children diagnosed with cancer require anesthesia to remain still in order to receive treatments. In the Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) the patient care team will closely monitor the young patient as he/she awakens and begins his/her recovery.
One of only a few in the nation, our department provides anesthesia and post anesthesia recovery directly inside the department. This arrangement limits the potential for risks associated with recovery after treatment and enables the child to fully recover in the department with a dedicated care team. The unit is a child friendly environment, just adjacent to the treatment room and parent interaction is encouraged during the recovery process.
For more information about the Pediatric Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Houston Methodist Hospital, please contact us at (713) 790-3333.