Nerve Cryoablation During Chest Wall Repair Offers Dramatic Postsurgical Pain Relief to Young Patients

Nerve Cryoablation During Chest Wall Repair Offers Dramatic Postsurgical Pain Relief to Young Patients

Laura Hollinger, M.D., a pediatric surgeon with MUSC Children's Health, discusses the game-changing pain relief provided by nerve cryoablation during pectus excavatum repair. Targeted freezing of the outer layer of specific thoracic nerves gives young patients the chance to recover more quickly and to rely less heavily on narcotic pain relief after surgery. Patients leave the hospital days earlier and with much less discomfort, and the affected nerves regenerate within three to six weeks.

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Published

February 8, 2022

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The Medical University of South Carolina

Laura Hollinger, M.D.

Laura Hollinger, M.D.

Dr. Laura Hollinger is a board-certified pediatric surgeon in Charleston, South Carolina who maintains a comprehensive practice in pediatric general surgery covering a wide range of clinical areas including congenital anomalies, neonatal ...