An important piece of your surgical visit is appropriate pain management and surgical anesthesia.

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists at South Central Kansas Medical Center are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer these services to our patients.

Anesthesia Services

Depending on the procedure, patients have a choice of different types of anesthesia ranging from simple sedation to general anesthesia for major procedures. For our obstetric patients epidural anesthesia is available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other types of anesthesia are also available for those who do not desire an epidural. The choice is always tailored to fit your needs and the CRNAs will be with you the entire time.

Pain Management through Injection Therapy

In addition to surgical anesthesia, the CRNAs, in cooperation with the physicians, offer an interventional pain management clinic. For people with acute and chronic back, spine and neck problems, we offer a host of injection related therapies aimed at reducing your discomfort and allowing you to return more successfully to your normal activities of daily life.

Available Therapies

  • Translaminar cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Transforaminal thoracic and lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • SI joint injections
  • Thoracic and Lumbar facet joint injections
  • Diagnostic medial branch blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Limited joint injections
  • Intercostal nerve blocks for PHN and post-surgical
  • Stella Ganglion Block
  • Radio Frequency Ablation

South Central Kansas Medical Center CRNAs provide several hundred injections each year for our patients’ acute and chronic pain conditions. All injections are performed using C-arm fluoroscopic guidance while observing the strictest standards for radiation and fluoroscopic safety.