UK Anesthesiology provides complete, advanced anesthesiology services for all surgical procedures performed at UK HealthCare, ranging from minor outpatient procedures to major operations such as transplantation.

The department also provides comprehensive pain management for postoperative, chronic, and cancer-related pain syndromes. The faculty is active in anesthesia-related research.

Specialties include:

  • Acute Pain Management
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia for Liver Transplantation
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Neuroanesthesia
  • Obstetrical anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia

For appointments, call 859-323-PAIN (7246) or 1-800-258-9705 (toll free)

Mailing address

Department of Anesthesiology
UK Chandler Hospital
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536

Pain control

New On-Q Pain Pump Provides Better Pain Control

Continuous peripheral nerve catheters provide excellent postoperative pain relief. The On-Q continuous peripheral nerve catheter is a soft, threadlike catheter that provides a continuous infusion of local anesthesia for pain relief up to three to four days after surgery or trauma. The catheter provides several benefits, including:

  • It allows you to participate in therapy with less pain.
  • You can recover from your surgery or procedure with less discomfort.
  • It provides better pain control than oral pain medication.

For a brief overview and instructions for using the On-Q pain pump, watch the video below.

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New On-Q Pain Pump at UK HealthCare Provides Better Pain Control