Patient-Friendly Pain Management

Although some pain is expected after any surgical procedure, BSA is committed to provide patient-friendly pain management options to every patient. BSA uses a multimodal approach to pain management to provide greater pain relief than using only opioids (Morphine, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Hydrocodone, etc.). Unintentional opioid overdose is second leading cause of accidental death in the United States.

BSA’s advanced approach to pain management provides patients with faster recovery times while reducing the risk of opioid addiction.

What is multimodal pain management?

Multimodal pain management uses multiple pain management techniques at once to target various parts of the nervous system or body which are causing a patient to feel pain.

  • Using a multimodal approach to pain management:
  • Increases a patient’ ability to participate in physical and occupational therapy.
  • Lessens a patient’s risk of experiencing drug toxicity.
  • Limits a patient’s risk of experiencing chronic pain or opioid addiction.
  • Provides patients with greater pain relief.
  • Reduces a patient’s risk of getting pneumonia, falling and experiencing an impaired ability to heal.
  • Requires less pain medication to be given.
  • Shortens the duration of therapy needed.

BSA’s Opioid-Free and Reduced Surgical Options

At BSA, we strive to provide every patient with great outcomes. We are using advanced pain management techniques to provide our patients with exceptional outcomes, faster recovery times and fewer side effects.

BSA is the first hospital in Amarillo to perform opioid-free C-Sections. Opioid-free C-Sections allow mothers to experience fewer side effects, be more alert and recover more quickly than traditional C-Sections with the use of opioids.

All bariatric procedures performed at BSA are conducted with reduced opioid use to reduce each patients risk of dangerous side effects.