“Our expert is fellowship-trained to effectively manage your pain and speed up your recovery process”
Acute pain due to surgery, trauma and disease can be debilitating. We are committed to reducing post-operative pain using Opioid-Free Therapies. 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 the Mayo Clinic, Tampa General Hospital and other hospitals throughout the Tampa Bay Area, Dr. Kalava can perform one of these blocks to efficiently manage your pain.
Infra-orbital Nerve Block
Supra-Orbital Nerve Block
Therapeutic Stellate Ganglion Block
Therapeutic Celiac Plexus Block
Therapeutic Lumbar Sympathetic Block
Ambulatory Peripheral Nerve Catheters: (nerve block catheters to go home with, for extended pain relief for up to 7 days)
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: (Read More)
Comprehensive Acute Pain Care
At Breakthru Clinic, we are committed to reducing post-operative pain and assisting you with the early phases of rehabilitation from any surgical procedure. Our clinic is a state-of-the art facility which provides safe and effective pain management options for all surgical patients, using only Opioid-Free Treatments.
We provide postoperative pain control both regarding analgesic medications and in the techniques used to administer them.
We always use 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 enjoying 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.