Transversus Abdominal Plane Block
Dr. Marc Salzman, MD, FACS
A fascial plane block that provides effective long-lasting anesthesia for abdominal wall surgeries or post-operative surgical incision pain. Under direct ultrasound guidance using sterile technique, long-acting anesthetic is placed between the transversus abdominis and internal oblique muscles. Injection placed above and/or below the umbilicus depending on region of surgery and which quadrant needs to be anesthetized.