SYOSSET, NY – Pain management physicians at Syosset Hospital are using ketamine therapy for post-operative pain and for the treatment of chronic pain syndromes, the North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today.
Syosset Hospital is the first in the health system to use ketamine for post-operative pain relief. It is effective for patients who have been taking prescription pain medications on a daily basis who are going for surgery.
“Ketamine has been shown to reduce the development of post-operative pain and helps by reducing pain medication requirements in the first 24 hours after surgery,” explained John Stamatos, MD, director of interventional pain medicine at Syosset Hospital.
Ketamine infusion therapy is also being used at Syosset Hospital for the treatment of upper and lower extremity complex regional pain syndrome, phantom limb pain, fibromyalgia and other complex central pain syndromes. This therapy is done in an outpatient setting and is an option for patients when conventional medical management and intervention has not provided adequate relief of pain.
For more information about the ketamine treatment at Syosset Hospital, contact its patient relations office at 516-719-2516.