Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Pain Management Team works closely with the patient’s oncologist to address pain management needs on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. The team also helps patients–including those living with chronic pain–with strategies for managing and living with pain to maintain normalcy in their lives. The program dedicates resources to education and research, and can refer patients to research studies when appropriate.
The team is composed of physicians, anesthesiologists, and nurse practitioners who have a special knowledge of pain management, and can treat acute, chronic, benign, and cancer-related pain. Methods of treatment include acupuncture, nerve blocks, infusions, intrathecal pumps, and dorsal column stimulators. The Center for Pain Management is located in the Cancer Center. For more information, call (631) 638-1000.