Pain After Surgery

The majority of American men and women will undergo a surgical procedure at one time in their lives. Many surgeries are minor, and the healing process is quick and essentially painless. Some surgeries, however, are a bit more invasive, and will require a longer and more intensive recovery period. Most of the time, the anxiety leading up to a surgery will be the most unbearable part of the entire experience. Undergoing a surgical procedure of any kind can be somewhat scary, especially if you do not know what to expect once the procedure has been completed. Speak with a medical professional before the procedure has occurred, so that you know what to expect. Discussing potential pain as soon as possible will also allow you to make recovery-related arrangements (such as time off of work and increased bed rest). It will also work to reduce potential anxiety. Of course, some post-surgery pain is impossible to predict. You may experience surgical complications, and because everyone tolerates pain differently, your recovery time may be longer (or shorter) than you initially anticipated. If your pain lasts longer than you believed it would, it is important that you inform your doctor or surgeon as soon as possible.

Symptoms of Pain After Surgery

Depending on what type of surgery a patient undergoes, symptoms of surgery-related pain will vary significantly. However, common symptoms of pain after surgery may include:

  • Redness and swelling of the affected area
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever (often 100 degrees or higher)
  • Gastrointestinal issues, such as nausea and vomiting
  • An infection surrounding the wound, usually characterized by abnormal discharge

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you must seek professional care immediately in order to prevent serious complications. Less serious symptoms, but symptoms that still warrant medical attention, may include:

  • Persistent and long-term pain
  • Pain when engaging in certain activities
  • Difficulty completing daily tasks

If pain after surgery is disrupting your life in any way, treatment is available.

Treatment for Pain After Surgery

If pain after surgery is mild, it can usually be successfully treated with increased bed rest and analgesic painkillers, such as ibuprofen. In some cases, physical therapy will also be necessary in order to reduce pain and speed up the healing process. If pain after surgery is the result of an infection, more intensive measures may be necessary.

How Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches Heals Pain After Surgery

We have extensive experience working with men and women who experience ongoing pain after surgical procedures, and are well-versed in treating both acute and chronic pain. We will take a close look at personal history, and develop an efficient and comprehensive treatment plan based on your specific circumstances.

If you are suffering from pain after surgery, we can help. Call (561) 434-7577 and let the caring staff at Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches get you on the path to healing.


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Dr. Gatz

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Gatz has been practicing Pain Medicine for nearly 2 decades. He began his medical education by earning his Bachelors in Arts from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in1993.

After completing his internship at Creighton University Medical Center, in 1994, Dr. Gatz completed his Anesthesiology residency at Kansas University Medical Center and his Anesthesiology and Pain Management fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, in 1998.

Why Choose Our Clinic?

Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches uses a patient centered approach to develop an appropriate treatment plan to help each patient overcome their pain.

  • State-of-the-art Digital Imaging System
  • High Quality Pain Diagnosis
  • Nearly 2 decades of Pain Management Experience
  • Fellowship Trained in Pain Management
  • Board Certified in Anesthesia
  • On-site Procedure Rooms
  • Non-surgical and Surgical Care Customized to Your Needs
  • Individually Tailored Pain Management Treatment
  • Results Oriented Treatment
  • South Florida’s Dedicated Full-service Pain Management Clinic

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