Tag Archives: Pain Management

3 Important Facts About Anesthesia Awareness

Posted on 10/05/17 by Allied Anesthesia

ALLIED ANSWERS & INSIGHTS Anesthesia awareness is what people often refer to as “waking up” during surgery. It’s one of the greatest concerns among patients scheduled for surgical procedures. And this makes sense considering the terrifying urban legends around anesthesia awareness. Those stories are enough to make anyone think twice about going under.

Pain Pill Addiction is a Real Risk

Posted on 08/15/17 by Allied Anesthesia

ALLIED ANSWERS & INSIGHTS By Dr. Peter Sawras In 1980, the New England Journal of Medicine published a letter stating, “We conclude that despite widespread use of narcotic drugs in hospitals, the development of addiction is rare in medical patients with no history of drug addiction.”

New Postoperative Pain Modality Enables Hoag Orthopedic Expansion

Posted on 04/12/16 by Allied Anesthesia

Anesthesiologists undergo training in cutting-edge total continuous nerve block shown to significantly reduce need for postoperative narcotics and increase likelihood of same-day total joint replacement surgery Allied Anesthesia announced today that the Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Irvine, will expand its outpatient total joint replacement offerings, thanks to an innovative postoperative pain anesthesia modality, the total continuous […]

Nerve Blocks Reduce Pain After Surgery

Posted on 05/09/12 by Dr. John Bui, M.D.

In recent years, AAMG physicians have embraced the availability of advanced ultrasound technology to make possible a wide range of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks for acute postoperative pain in our daily practice. A large number of both outpatient and inpatient surgeries can be done with these nerve blocks as a main anesthetic technique or as an […]