At Suburban Hospital, relieving pain from surgery, trauma or acute illness is a focus of our Pain Management Service. Providing up-to-date pain management techniques, such as patient controlled analgesia (PCA) or epidural analgesia, helps patients to recover sooner and return home with less pain.
Using a collaborative, patient-centered approach to pain management helps ensure that pain relief is assessed regularly. Using both traditional pain management techniques and newer interventional techniques, such as continuous peripheral local anesthetic catheters, can help to maximize pain control for patients.
Together, the Pain Management Team provides services for patients with complex pain management needs and oversees acute pain management modalities such as PCAs, epidural catheters and peripheral local anesthetic catheters.
Any inpatient who is having difficulty with pain management can be seen by a pain management specialist. Physicians can request a consult from the Pain Management Service at any time, and nurses and patients can request to see the pain management nurse practitioner when pain is problematic.
For outpatient services, please contact:
Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center
6420 Rockledge Drive, Suite 4920
Bethesda, MD 20817
For appointments call: 202-660-5191
Patients may also be interested in our Palliative Care program.