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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Programs and services

Acute Pain Service  | Cardiac Anesthesia | Chronic Pain Clinic | Pre-Anesthesia Clinic



The Acute Pain Service (APS) is a consultative service that is called by a patient's primary care team to help manage pain while the patient is in hospital. Read more about the Acute Pain Service.


The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia is part of the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids. Doctors in the division have specific expertise in the care of children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. They also take care of children with cardiovascular disease having other procedures requiring sedation or anesthesia. Read more about Cardiac Anesthesia.


The Chronic Pain Clinic at SickKids is a specialized service for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic pain. It is made up of an experienced team of anesthesiologists, advanced practice nurses, a psychologist, psychiatrist and physiotherapists. They  provide family-centred care and offer treatments and therapies based on the best evidence. Read more about the Chronic Pain Clinic


This clinic provides comprehensive pre-anesthesia patient evaluations, information and patient education about the surgical anesthetic process, risks and alternatives. Each patient is carefully assessed by a team of nurses and physicians. The anesthesiologist is the perioperative physician who provides medical care to patients throughout their surgical experience. Read more about the Pre-Anesthesia Clinic.

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