Concern grows around anesthesia effects on babies

Research suggests that general anesthesia can be harmful to infant brains. By using a local anesthetic administered by spinal, doctors at UVM Medical Center operated on 12-day-old Mira Barr who was awake, comfortable and even gets a little sleepy. UVM Medical Center...

A Less Risky Anesthesia for Babies

The Wall Street Journal, DEC. 7, 2015   More hospitals evaluate spinal anesthesia for surgeries that last 1½ hours or less Lisa and Mike Barr chose to have their infant, Mira, undergo spinal anesthesia during surgery, a new approach to anesthesia that leaves infants...