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Post Operative Pain

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Acute Pain due to surgery, trauma and disease can be debilitating. Our experts, fellowship-trained anesthesiologists, can effectively manage your pain and speed up your recovery process.

Depending on the reason for your pain, the following therapies can be tailored to obtain optimal pain relief for you.

Having personally performed more than 4,000 nerve blocks at Mayo Clinic and Tampa General Hospital and other hospitals throughout the Tampa Bay Area, Dr. Kalava will perform one of these blocks to efficiently manage your pain.

Opioid Free Infusions for Pain:

  1. IV Ketamine

  2. IV Lidocaine

  3. IV Magnesium

  4. IV Dexmedetomindine (Precedex)

  5. IV Acetaminophen (Ofirmev)

  6. IV Ibuprofen (Caldolor)

Nerve Blocks:

  1. Occipital Nerve Block

  2. Scalp Block

  3. Infra-orbital Nerve Block

  4. Brachial Plexus Block

  5. Paravertebral Nerve Block

  6. PEC Blocks

  7. Serratus Anterior Plane Block

  8. Erector Spinae Plane Block

  9. Rectus Sheath Block

  10. TAP Block

  11. Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Block

  12. Lumbar Plexus Block

  13. Fascia Iliaca Block

  14. Femoral Nerve Block

  15. Adductor (Saphenous) Nerve Block

  16. Sciatic Nerve Block

  17. Ankle Block

  18. Diagnostic Sympathetic Blocks

  19. Therapeutic Stellate Ganglion Block

  20. Therapeutic Celiac Plexus Block

  21. Therapeutic Lumbar Sympathetic Block

Ambulatory Peripheral Nerve Catheters (nerve block catheters to go home with, for extended pain relief for up to 7 days)

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Comprehensive Acute Pain Care

Dr. Arun Kalava

Dr. Arun Kalava

We are committed to reducing postoperative pain and assisting with the early phases of rehabilitation from any surgical procedure. Our clinic provides safe and effective pain management for all surgical patients, using only Opioid-Free options.

We provide state-of-the-art postoperative pain control both regarding analgesic medications and in the techniques used to administer them.

We always uses a multi-modal approach to control postoperative pain. This means that several different types of pain medications are used to help reduce pain in different ways. This approach to pain management helps limit the side effects of high doses of one pain reliever while reaping the benefits of pain relief from a different, complementary technique.

We pride ourselves in providing ambulatory continuous nerve blocks to minimize and nearly eliminate pain from a surgical procedure. With these home nerve catheters extra doses can be given to control pain during peaks of discomfort which may occur during physical therapy. This method of pain management has been associated with higher levels of patient satisfaction, better pain control, and fewer side effects.

We can slowly transition you over to oral Opioid Free pain medications in a few days after your surgery.

Prescription pain medication, most commonly known as opioids, used to treat pain may have side effects ranging from nausea and vomiting to addiction. While there is a need for some opioids after surgery, our physicians only use Opioid Free modalities with results comparable or superior to opioid use. In many cases, we will try to decrease the need for opioids during your recovery.

Nerve blocks, continuous nerve blocks, local anesthetics, and ice therapy are just a few non-opioid approaches to pain control for patients following surgery. Other opioid sparing approaches to pain management include anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-seizure medications and muscle relaxers that are used in tandem with other methods to help reduce pain after surgery. The use of alternative therapies, such as deep breathing exercises, may be incorporated into your treatment as well.

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