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Peripheral Nerve Blocks

As a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with Fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management, Dr Lipton is often asked to perform peripheral nerve blocks. These procedures usually involve injecting combinations of local anesthetics and other medications targeting specific nerves. These treatments are used for a variety of chronic pain syndromes, and are usually performed with local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

What to expect:

  • The procedure is often performed in an operation room, sometimes with conscious sedation.

  • Your symptoms may feel worse in the first few days before it gets better.

  • After the procedure, patients will take the rest of the day off.
  • You will be able to resume normal daily activities the next day.
  • You will be asked to refrain from eating or drinking for the six hours leading up to your procedure.
  • A driver will need to take you home after the procedure.