Surgical nerve block reducing use of opioids after surgery

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Vincent Romano has spent two years with severe back and leg pain.
He underwent several back surgeries.
Most recently, surgeon Girard Girasole, of St. Vincent’s Medical Center, used a breakthrough surgical nerve block on him instead of opioids for pain.
Dr. Girasole says he and his team, which included Dr. Theresa Bowling, were encouraged at Romano’s results and lack of need for pain medication. For more information log onto