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Regional and Acute Pain Medicine

Rakesh Sondekoppam Vijayashankar, MBBS

Message from the Division Chief

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine service provides perioperative and acute pain management assistance for patients undergoing all types of surgeries. A variety of techniques are used to manage acute pain such as single shot peripheral nerve blocks, peripheral nerve catheter placement and local anesthetic infusions, and continuous neuraxial techniques.

extremity blocks
paravertebral blocks

Our research includes both clinical and basic science research:

  • Additives to local anesthetics for interscalene plexus blockade
  • Acute and chronic pain after thoracic surgery
  • Sonoanatomy for adductor canal block
  • Preclinical postoperative pain mechanisms