What are your opinions on On-Q pain pump?

  • twinsplusone
  • charlotte,nc
  • 5 years ago

Comments (3)

I have used pain pumps for a decade. Without doubt, they are a substantial improvement in post-operative care and comfort for patients. Tiny catheters slowly and automatically drip numbing medicine into the surgical site. This reduces that amount of pain that the patient feels.

I've been using the On-Q pain pump since 2001 for breast augmentation, tummy tucks, thigh lifts and other procedures. I feel that most patients have improved pain control during the first 2 or 3 days post op when the pain is greatest. My experience prior to using the pump by injecting local anesthesia into the sites was not as successful in controling pain.
I am a Womens Health Nurse Practitioner in California. I work for my husband, he is an OB/Gyn. He uses the OnQ for all his open cases, C/S, Hysterectectomies, regardless of insurance payment. The patients do so much better. He says it's better for the patient and it doesn't take that much longer. The majority of the other surgeons at the facility only use On-Q if they get paid.