Patient Guide

Your Right to Pain Relief

  • As the anesthesia effects wear off, the area of your surgery may hurt or burn. If you need pain medicine, please ask for it.

  • To help manage your pain, the nurse will explain how to use the Pain Scale Rating System. To help us measure your pain you will be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 1-10 before and after a dose of medicine.

  • Our staff is committed to work with you to lesson or relieve pain after your surgery. It is not always possible to have total pain relief, but you can certainly expect discomfort that is tolerable when you go home.