Study Title (official): Pudendal Nerve Block Enhancement of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Reconstructive Surgery
Objective of the study (Lay terms): Patients will undergo their vaginal reconstructive surgery in the usual manner, but will also be randomly assigned on the day of surgery to either receive the extra injection of numbing medication at the onset of surgery or not. The chances they will be assigned to the additional injection is 50%. Their care in the hospital and after surgery will be the same. They will participate in the study for a total of 6 weeks during which time they will be asked to complete two phone surveys, during which a provider will check in on pain level and pain medication use, and one office visit at 6 weeks. The office visit is part of their routine care and would be a scheduled visit regardless if they participated in the study or not. If they are unable to return to the office for a postoperative visit at 6 weeks, they will be contact by phone instead to obtain information on satisfaction with postoperative care, any complications after surgery, and overall how they are doing after surgery.
Principal Investigator: Tamara Grisales, MD
Department: UCLA Department of OBGYN
For enrollment or criteria information:
Please visit the UCLA Health Clinical Trials website, or you may call us at (310) 794-9728.
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