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The Surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates are Now Offering Exparel for Use in Local Anesthesia During Anorectal Operations
Date:5/14/2013

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates is pleased to be able to offer the latest development in anesthesia and postoperative pain control to its patients in Los Angeles – Exparel®, a new type of drug delivery system for colorectal patients.

The use of an intra-operative local anesthetic, in the form of microsomal bupivicaine, will be of great benefit to large numbers of patients undergoing most forms of anorectal surgery. The operative site can be extremely uncomfortable after the procedures have been completed. The need for strong opioid pain medications is common, and these medications will often require that a regular dose be taken several times a day. The use of microsomal bupivicaine reduces this reliance on other pain medications, and makes the period of time immediately after surgery considerably more comfortable for the patient. Dr. Gary Hoffman, a senior physician at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgeons, has stated, “Anorectal procedures in particular, can be quite painful during this recovery period, and microsomal bupivicaine promises to be an important adjunct in pain control and relief.”

Clinical Use During Anorectal Operations

“We have been very happy with our results to date,” said Dr. Gary Hoffman in Los Angeles. “Our results are bolstered by well-designed studies and trials supporting the use of this anesthetic delivery system. The system is effective and patient response has been positive. Our preliminary results echo the strong results seen in several institutions. Microsomal bupivicaine works because the delivery system is composed of microvesicles, or small bubbles
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