Can peripheral nerve blocks bring opioid-sparing analgesic effects in PCNL?

“The most notable finding unquestionably was that peripheral nerve blocks have the ability to significantly reduce opioid requirements without compromising any pain control,” says Jared S. Winoker, MD.

In this video, Jared S. Winoker, MD, discusses the background and notable findings of the Journal of Endourology study, “Opioid-sparing analgesic effects of peripheral nerve blocks in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a systematic review.” Winoker is the director of Endourology and director of the Center for Kidney Stone Disease at Lenox Hill and an assistant professor of urology at The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New York, New York.