Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Urology
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1414.Research Article | Open Access

Decreasing Postoperative Pain Following Endometrial Ablation

Jordan Klebanoff, Nima R. Patel and Matthew K. Hoffman

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Christiana Care Health System, USA
Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Christiana Care Health System, USA

*Correspondance to: Jordan Klebanoff 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1414


Objective: We sought to determine if paracervical injection of local anesthesia decreases postoperative pain in women undergoing endometrial ablation under general anesthesia.Design: We performed a retrospective cohort study of consecutive women who had a secondgeneration (Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Hydrothermablation (HTA) or Thermachoice II (UBA)) endometrial ablation for benign indications under general anesthesia. Our primary outcome was postoperative pain at 1 h assessed using a validated 10-point visual analog scale (VAS). Our primary exposure was injection of local anesthetic as a paracervical block. Secondary outcomes included immediate postoperative pain, postoperative pain at discharge, amount of postoperative narcotics, and need for anti-emetics.Setting: Single academic affiliated community hospital.Patients: Our study included 124 women who underwent second-generation endometrial ablation between August 2015 and October 2015 at a single institution.Intervention: Paracervical block following second-generation endometrial ablation.Results: Device distribution was as follows: 93 RFA (75%), 26 HTA (21%), and 5 Thermachoice II ablations (4%). 82 women (66%) received a paracervical block immediately following completion of the ablation. Comparing those women who received a paracervical block with those that did not, there was no statistically significant difference for immediate postoperative pain (median=0 vs. 0, p=0.26), postoperative pain at 1 hour (median=2 vs. 2, p=0.42), or pain at time of discharge (median=3 vs. 2 respectively, p=0.77). Mean amount of postoperative morphine required was 5.1 mg for women with no paracervical block versus 5.2 mg for women receiving a paracervical block (p=0.52).Conclusion: Local anesthesia in addition to general anesthesia does not confer any significant reduction in postoperative pain following endometrial ablation, nor does it reduce the amount of narcotic administered.


Endometrial ablation; Hydrothermablation; Radiofrequency Ablation; Local anesthesia

Cite the article

Klebanoff J, Patel NR, Hoffman MK. Decreasing Postoperative Pain Following Endometrial Ablation. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1414.

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