Perioperative Pain Management for General and Plastic Surgery

Perioperative Pain Management for General and Plastic Surgery

Deepak Narayan, Alan D Kaye, and Nalini Vadivelu

Print publication date: Aug 2018

ISBN: 9780190457006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Perioperative pain control presents a serious challenge for the practicing surgeon. Surgeons need to be able to diagnose pain and be cognizant of the common and rare painful conditions that present perioperatively so they can manage them effectively. This book assists surgeons in the safe perioperative care from preoperative evaluation to laboratory tests, imaging orders, and interpretations for patients with both acute pain and chronic pain undergoing surgery. It focuses on how to solve common dilemmas facing surgeons who are managing patients with pain-related problems and assists in clinical decision-making. Chapters explore essential topics such as diagnosing pain and painful conditions, determining the feasibility and safety of surgical procedures needed, and arranging for advanced pain management consults and care if needed. Surgeons are often required to be involved in managing the perioperative pain of their patients The book written by practicing experts in the field from all over the world is a quick reference guide to especially enable surgeons and allied health care physicians to provide safe pain control in the perioperative period to their patients.