Anesthesia Services & Pain Management
An important piece of your surgical visit is appropriate pain management and surgical anesthesia. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists at South Central Kansas Medical Center are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer these services to our patients.
Depending on the procedure, patients have a choice of different types of anesthesia ranging from simple sedation to general anesthesia for major procedures. For our obstetric patients epidural anesthesia is available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other types of anesthesia are also available for those not desiring an epidural. The choice is always tailored to fit your needs and the CRNAs will be with you the entire time.
Pain Management through Injection Therapy
In addition to surgical anesthesia, the CRNAs, in cooperation with the physicians, offer an interventional pain management clinic. For people with acute and chronic back, spine and neck problems, we offer a host of injection related therapies aimed at reducing your discomfort and allowing you to return more successfully to your normal activities of daily life.
The following is a partial list of available therapies:
Translaminar cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural steroid injections
Transforaminal thoracic and lumbar epidural steroid injections
SI joint injections
Thoracic and Lumbar facet joint injections
Diagnostic medial branch blocks
Trigger point injections
Limited joint injections
Intercostal nerve blocks for PHN and post-surgical
South Central Kansas Medical Center CRNA's provide several hundred injections each year for our patients acute and chronic pain conditions. All injections are performed using C-arm fluoroscopic guidance while observing the strictest standards for radiation and fluoroscopic safety.