While general anesthesia affects the whole body and carries with it certain side effects, a nerve block treats only the surgical site and its after-effects are minimal. Patients often go home and treat their pain with Tylenol, with minimal, if any, need for narcotics to control their pain.
Yan Ho Lee, MD, is a dedicated facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon for Yale Medicine Otolaryngology. She is continually amazed at the effect these surgeries to repair conditions and traumas can have on patients’ self-esteem. Often the benefits go beyond appearance.
Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, is a physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, specializing in nonsurgical sports and spine care. She believes that her sports training, competitions and injuries make her uniquely qualified to treat patients at Yale Medicine’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care.