One of the many benefits of receiving your care through Dr. Daniel Farber and Kernan hospital is state-of-the-art anesthesia and pain management. Our anesthesiologists are the experts in regional blocks, utilizing advanced ultrasound technology to guide placement of the medicine. Using a technique that numbs your leg from the knee down, you will need minimal narcotic medicines and have light sedation for the surgery. Afterwards, the nerve block may keep you pain free for up to several days after surgery, sometime using a small catheter to drip the medicine over time. This technique minimizes the other medications needed for surgery, resulting in less pain, less need for narcotic pain medication, less nausea and quicker recovery than general anesthesia.
For more information about regional anesthesia, please contact our office or view the Anesthesia Web site for Kernan Hospital.