Kentucky Anesthesia Group works with our patients and their surgeons to make sure that they are comfortable as they recover from surgery.  We will discuss appropriate post-surgery anesthesia pain management with the patient.  Our certified anesthesiologist doctors will help the patient manage pain using a variety of medications and non-medication techniques.

Kentucky Anesthesia Group anesthesiologists are dedicated to regulating  critical life functions during surgery.  As pain management specialists, we focus on pain relief for patients both inside and outside the surgery department.  We serve an important role in labor and delivery units administering epidurals and surgical anesthesia for cesarean deliveries.  

As pain management specialists, Kentucky Anesthesia Group focuses on pain relief for patients before and during surgery.Kentucky Anesthesia Group anesthesiologists do the following:

  • Evaluate medical history, medical condition and readiness for surgery
  • Consult with other members of your medical and surgical teams
  • Administer pain-relieving drugs and local, regional and general anesthesia
  • Monitor and regulate all vital signs and critical life functions during procedures that require anesthesia
  • Diagnose and treat any surgical and anesthesia complications during surgery

Our anesthesiologists see our patients before surgery for a preoperative evaluation of medical condition and readiness for surgery.  They oversee the patients’ care during and after the surgery, until leaving the recovery room.  However, the time to talk about post-surgical pain relief and pain medications is before surgery.  Preparation can lead to more effective pain management.  

Discuss the following before surgery with your anesthesiologist:

  • Previous experiences with pain and different methods of pain control
  • Discuss options for treating both chronic pain and post-surgical pain
  • Discuss all prescription and over-the-counter medications being taken
  • Accurately describe current use of alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs
  • Discuss possible side effects of drugs that will be administered

Postoperative pain is not just annoying or unpleasant.  If not treated correctly, it can sometimes become chronic pain.  Kentucky Anesthesia Group will develop the best overall care plan for you.  Post-surgical pain is inevitable, but there are means to mitigate and manage the pain to make it less debilitating and reduce the dependence on medication.  Proper main management starts immediately after surgery and continues through the entire recovery period.  In the first hours of recovery, you may be given pain medication through an IV in a vein.  Post-surgery pain can be managed by prescriptions and over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen (Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol) and aspiring (Bayer).  Non-medication alternatives can be used instead of or along with medications.  

The key factors that keep patients in the hospital after surgery include the need for parenteral analgesia, the need for intravenous fluids and bed rest caused by lack of mobility.  Kentucky Anesthesia Group strives to keep our patients educated and engaged in their care plan.  Our experienced team makes sure our patients have the highest level of patient comfort before, during and after their surgery.  Since inception, our goal has been to always provide quality anesthesia care.  We strive for the continued improvement of anesthesia care in the communities in which we serve.  We make every effort to take the best possible care of our patients with every anesthetic.

When it comes to anesthesia pain management, Kentucky Anesthesia Group is committed to providing the best care throughout every procedure, from putting every patient at ease before the procedure, to providing compassionate care in the recovery room.