Intervention

What is peripheral nerve catheter anesthesia?

Peripheral nerve catheter anesthesia consists of the continuous infusion of anesthetics through a catheter (very small soft plastic tube) near the nerves involved in the area to be operated on. This type of anesthesia numbs the part of the body around the catheter so that a surgical procedure can be performed without pain. This technique also serves as an analgesic (painkiller) in the operated area and lasts during the post-operation period: the infusion of anesthetics through the peripheral nerve catheter is continued in the recovery room, your hospital room and sometimes even at home.

Outpatient

Consultations

For a consultation at HUG, in principle you need to be referred by your attending physician. You can check this by calling our various consultations. Find all the useful information in the Consultations Guide.

Surgery

An outpatient procedure is a medical procedure scheduled to be performed on a single day. You are then admitted to the hospital, you are operated upon or you undergo an examination and you return home on the same day.

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