April 13, 2017

Exploring Ways to Control Pain

Episode 14: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed

Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed, or Dr. Al, as he likes to be called, is both an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UW, as well as the medical director of the UW Pain Services and the Chronic Pain Management Program. Dr. Al discusses the various facets of pain management, including pre and postoperative options, and the concerns surrounding the current pain management system. In addition, Dr. Al explains why he thinks transitional pain clinics are the future of pain management and notes some of the added benefits that a clinic could bring to both surgeons and patients here in Madison.  Recorded 9/28/16 

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