We are happy to announce that we are now offering Exparel as an option for postoperative pain control to our patients. Exparel is a long acting numbing medicine that is injected at the time of surgery.
Using an innovative drug-delivery technology, the numbing medicine is slowly released over the course of three to four days. Studies have shown that Exparel is effective at reducing or even eliminating the need for opioids for the first three days after surgery. Less opioids means less nausea, less constipation, increased safety, and less mental fog.
After Exparel, patients have noticed less pain, improved mobility, and overall improved experience after surgery.
Typical cases that Exparel is great for are tummy tucks and breast cases.
If you have any questions or would like to add Exparel to your scheduled surgery, please call us at (360) 823-0860 at your earliest convenience.