Treatments & services: Anesthesiology and pain management

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Acute pain management service at Northwell Health is an inpatient consult service that assists patients with postoperative, post-traumatic and other types of acute pain that require specialized interventions, such as epidural analgesia, intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IVPCA) and continuous peripheral nerve blocks...


Analgesics are a class of drugs used to relieve pain. They are commonly referred to as painkillers and work by either blocking pain signals going to the brain or interfering with the brain’s interpretation of these signals.


Anesthesia is medication administered for the relief of pain and sensation during surgery. The type and dosage of anesthesia is administered by the anesthesiologist...


Continuous peripheral nerve blocks provide targeted analgesia (painkillers) for a range of surgical procedures. A catheter is inserted through a small puncture in the skin close to the targeted nerve...


Presurgical testing is a very important step when preparing for surgery and procedures under anesthesia. At the Division of Preoperative Surgical Testing, an appointment for presurgical testing is usually initiated when a surgeon schedules a procedure...


The epidural anesthetic is commonly used for surgery of the lower limbs and during labor and childbirth. This type of anesthesia involves continually filling an anesthetic medication through a thin catheter (hollow tube)...


Many patients in intensive care need advanced treatment for severe pain from surgery, a cardiac event or other serious health problem. Patients with chronic illnesses also need ongoing treatment to relieve pain caused by the disease and the side effects of treatment...


Intravenous patient controlled analgesia is when a patient controls the administration of pain medication by pressing a button to inject medicine at controlled amounts and intervals through an intravenous (within the vein) tube in the vein.


A nerve block is when a group of nerves that cause pain to a specific organ or region of the body are blocked with the injection of medication into the specific area of the body...


During complex neurosurgical procedures, nearly all patients undergo continuous neurophysiologic monitoring provided by highly trained neurophysiologists...