Control of Post-Surgical Pain

Recovery from surgery is enhanced by good pain control. Dr. Maranon rarely needs to prescribe opioid-based pain medication. In addition to his conservative surgical techniques, he utilizes Multimodal Analgesia as part of his Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) technique. Multimodal analgesia uses different medications and treatment modalities that target different sites on the pain pathway to improve pain control. His technique is narcotic-free and does not put his patients at risk for the side effects associated with opioid-based pain medication. Dr. Maranon’s pain management technique eliminates the possibility of dependence and overdose from prescription opioid-based pain medications. after a thorough review of the patient’s medical history and a complete examination. The risks and benefits of post-operative pain management will also be discussed at the pre-operative consultation.

Even though Dr. Maranon uses an opioid-sparing and opioid free techniques, post-operative pain is managed on an individualized basis with the patient at the time of consultation. One of the medications that he frequently uses as a part of his multimodal analgesia technique is a local anesthetic called Exparel. Exparel is a sustained and continuous-release local anesthetic that typically does not cause patients to feel numb. This local anesthetic when administered around the surgical site at the time of surgery has been clinically proven to reduce postsurgical pain for several days.