Pediatric Anesthesiology Services

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Pediatric Anesthesiology
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
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One Children's Circle, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-4872

A full range of anesthesiology 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).

Richard A Beers, MD

Richard A Beers, MD
Appointed 04/01/90
4702 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Anesthesiology: Pediatric Anesthesia


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Pennsylvania State University Hospital, 1990
  • Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, NY, 1986
  • MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1984

Previous Appointments

  • Crouse Hospital, 1990–
  • VA Medical Center, 1990–2005

Clinical Interests

  • Preprocedure patient assessment: ambulatory anesthesia

Research Interests

  • Outpatient surgery; anesthesia; pain; cost-effectiveness in ambulatory anesthesia; preoperative laboratory testing; video conferencencing as a preoperative assessment tool; BIS monitoring

Specialties & Certification

  • Anesthesiology


  • Adults and Children


  • 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)
  • General, Regional and Monitored Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • VA Medical Center
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