Duke's regional anesthesiologists offer expert anesthesia for patients undergoing total joint replacement, adult and pediatric spinal surgery, advanced plastic surgery, and orthopaedic trauma surgery.
Acute pain services are also offered at Duke through the regional anesthesiology department.
Regional anesthesia numbs only one large part of the body, which allows for a faster, more comfortable recovery.
Our regional anesthesiologists use innovative techniques to provide patients with the safest, most reliable regional anesthesia before, during, and after surgery.
We are trained to deliver state-of-the-art neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks, using ultrasound to guide the placement of the central venous lines and peripheral nerve blocks.
Whenever possible, we offer all joint replacement patients a form of continuous regional anesthesia that extends pain management into the postoperative period. The use of these techniques leads to improved pain control and reduced opioid requirements.
Part of our mission is to develop and utilize new technologies in the field of regional anesthesia. We continue to investigate new peripheral block stimulating catheters to increase the success rate for our patients.
Physicians offering this service include: