Pediatric Anesthesia Services

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Pediatric Anesthesia
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital and
University Hospital East Tower
Map & directions
One Children's Circle, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-4872

A full range of anesthesia services (including acute post-operative pain service) is offered, with an emphasis on both safety and comfort for young patients undergoing surgery or other procedures. Parents are encouraged to be with their children before and after surgery. Consultations are offered to physicians and families of patients pre-operatively, including those with special anesthesia concerns (such as malignant hyperthermia, a genetic disorder requiring a specific anesthetic protocol).


Jadwiga Bednarczyk, MD
Jadwiga Bednarczyk, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anesthesiology; Adult Anesthesiology; General Anesthesia for Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration, and Spinal Tap Procedures; General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures; General Anesthesia for Radiographic Procedures (MRI, CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine); General Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures (General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Vascular, Neurosurgery, and Others); more
Education: Slaska Akademia Medyczna, Katowice-Ligota, Poland

Richard A Beers, MD
Richard A Beers, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anesthesiology; Adult Anesthesiology; General Anesthesia for Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration, and Spinal Tap Procedures; General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures; General Anesthesia for Radiographic Procedures (MRI, CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine); General Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures (General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Vascular, Neurosurgery, and Others); more
Education: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Research Interests: Outpatient surgery; anesthesia; pain; cost-effectiveness in ambulatory anesthesia; preoperative laboratory testing; video conferencencing as a preoperative assessment tool; BIS monitoring
Clinical Interests: Preprocedure patient assessment: ambulatory anesthesia

Rahila Bilal, MD
Rahila Bilal, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anesthesiology; Adult Anesthesiology; General Anesthesia for Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration, and Spinal Tap Procedures; General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures; General Anesthesia for Radiographic Procedures (MRI, CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine); General Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures (General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Vascular, Neurosurgery, and Others); more
Education: Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan

Elizabeth Demers Lavelle, MD
Elizabeth Demers Lavelle, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anesthesiology; Adult Anesthesiology; General Anesthesia for Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration, and Spinal Tap Procedures; General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures; General Anesthesia for Radiographic Procedures (MRI, CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine); General Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures (General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Vascular, Neurosurgery, and Others); more
Education: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Research Interests: Pediatric Regional Anesthesia, Anesthesia for Spinal Defomities, Perioperative Pediatric Patient Management
Associations/Memberships: American Society of Anesthesiologists

Venkata SK Sampathi, MD
Venkata SK Sampathi, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anesthesiology; Adult Anesthesiology; General Anesthesia for Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration, and Spinal Tap Procedures; General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures; General Anesthesia for Radiographic Procedures (MRI, CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine); General Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures (General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Vascular, Neurosurgery, and Others); more
Education: Rangaray Medical College
Research Interests: Induction agents and airway
Clinical Interests: Transplant anesthesia and difficulty airway
Associations/Memberships: American Society of Anesthesiologists; New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA)

Bettina Smallman, MD
Bettina Smallman, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Anesthesiology; Adult Anesthesiology; General Anesthesia for Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration, and Spinal Tap Procedures; General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures; General Anesthesia for Radiographic Procedures (MRI, CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine); General Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures (General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Vascular, Neurosurgery, and Others); more
Education: Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
Research Interests: Pediatric anesthesia
Associations/Memberships: New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA); Onondaga County Medical Society; American Society of Anesthesiologists; Medical Society of The State of New York