Opioid Free Surgery is the use of non-opioid medications to target pain centers during a patient's surgical procedure. The anesthesiologist uses medications which target the pain center versus pain perception. The benefits to the patient may include:

  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced nausea/constipation associated with opioids
  • Early ambulation
  • Shorter pain recovery time
  • Resume eating, fluids, etc. faster
  • Reduction in length of stay in the hospital
  • Return to normal activities quicker

Every patient is different and the needs of each patient are complex. Everyone senses and experiences pain differently. The anesthesiologist, surgeon and surgical services team work very collaboratively to ensure the needs of the patient are met during their procedure.


For more information regarding opioid free surgical options, please contact our office: (727) 375-8313