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Millions Of Children Live Miles Away From Child Surgery Specialists

A recent study reveals that millions of American children don’t live near specialists necessary for performing life saving surgeries.

“More than 10 million U.S. children don’t live near a pediatric anesthesiologist, a doctor who specializes in sedating children during surgery, according to a recent study.”

“Pediatric anesthesiologists give children the medications needed to sedate them or put them completely to sleep during surgery and other procedures. They also monitor children’s heart rate and other health measures while surgery is going on.”

“Small children needing more serious medical care should be treated by pediatric anesthesiologists, who have a special certification to work with children, rather than doctors without this training, according to new guidelines from the American College of Surgeons.”

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