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Why should I meet with my child's anesthesiologist?

Regardless of the type of anesthesia used, you and your child should meet with the anesthesiologist. (Hopefully, your hospital has a pediatric anesthesiologist who will be caring for your child.) Schedule this appointment a day or so before surgery, or earlier during the same day if it’s an outpatient procedure. The two of you should have a thorough chat about your child’s medical history and any special concerns.

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

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