Perioperative Management of Patients on Buprenorphine Maintenance
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 7, Number 7&8, November 2019
Topics: Addiction | Addiction Treatment | Buprenorphine | Medical Comorbidities | Medication | Opioid epidemic | Opioid Use Disorder | Opioids | Pain | Pharmacology | Suboxone | Substance Use | Substance use disorders
Gregory Acampora, MD
Psychiatrist, Pain Management Center, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine, Boston, MA. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Acampora has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
For patients on buprenorphine maintenance facing surgery, it is crucial to balance the need to minimize pain while addressing the risk of relapse. In this interview, Dr. Gregory Acampora guides us through the specifics on perioperatively managing patients on varying doses of buprenorphine maintenance.