What We Do:

Patients often worry about the pain associated with their medical procedures and the risks associated with receiving general anesthesia. The goal of the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Division is to work with and on behalf of adult patients undergoing procedures at Johns Hopkins to prevent and reduce pain and provide alternatives to general anesthesia.

Over the past year, the Division has also expanded its regional block service. This technique involves the anesthesiologist numbing the area of the body requiring surgery. Nerve blocks can be coupled with sedition or general anesthesia to enhance comfort during procedures and further reduce post-operative pain.