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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.