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Pain after total gastrectomy for carcinoma stomach?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Very controllable

The pain usually relates to the incision.
These types of incisions are usually treated with IV narcotic pain medications. I typically use a patient controlled analgesia (pca) system which means that the patient has a button that controls when doses are given. There are built in safety mechanisms to make sure too much narcotic is not delivered.

In brief: Very controllable

The pain usually relates to the incision.
These types of incisions are usually treated with IV narcotic pain medications. I typically use a patient controlled analgesia (pca) system which means that the patient has a button that controls when doses are given. There are built in safety mechanisms to make sure too much narcotic is not delivered.
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