Patients are more apprehensive about experiencing nausea and vomiting after surgery and anesthesia than any other side effect, even pain. At the Robert Zubowski Center, our efforts are directed at minimizing, and even eliminating, nausea and vomiting for all of our surgical patients.
Minimizing these and other side effects commonly associated with surgery and anesthesia is complex and begins the moment patients are scheduled for surgery. All of our patients are treated as “high risk” for developing nausea and vomiting. Our anesthesia techniques are highly specialized and have been developed specifically to minimize nausea and vomiting in our patients. Medications are continuously infused to our patients throughout surgery for this purpose. Although expensive and labor intensive, all of our “board certified” anesthesia staff feel strongly that patient comfort is of the utmost importance and perform these techniques. The medications used are highly specific and chosen based on the individual patient and procedure being performed.
In the unlikely event nausea develops after surgery, a member of the nursing staff is always present and ready to treat our patients.