How will my pain be managed?

The management of your pain is of great importance to us. We will be assessing your level of pain from the time of admission until you receive our post operative call at home. During your stay at the facility, you will be repeatedly asked to rate your pain using a numerical scale (1-10), or for children, the "Faces Pain Scale" (shown below).


 

We will often use a combination of different modalities to help make you comfortable - choosing from oral medications, intravenous medications, nerve blocks, injection of local anesthetic during the surgery, etc. Prior to the surgery, the management of your pain should be discussed with both your anesthesiologist and surgeon. Please feel free to bring up any concerns or fears you may have. Remember that information on pain management gives you the appropriate expectations and hence a smoother, more comfortable recovery. It is important to follow instructions regarding your post operative pain medication closely.  Many pain medications take 20 to 30 minutes to begin to work.  For best results, the pain medication should be taken before the pain becomes too strong.

Address and Contact Information

 

400 West I-635

Suite 101

Irving, TX 75063

 

Hospital Main:
(972) 868-4000
Hospital Fax:
(972) 868-4009
Surgery Waiting Room:
(972) 868-4113
Surgery Registration:
(972) 868-4065
Imaging Registration:
(972) 868-4151
Imaging Scheduling:
(972) 868-4152
Administration:
(972) 868-4000
Emergency Room:
(972) 868-4111

 

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