Community Rounds
March 24, 2021

Acute Pain Management Following Surgery

Marjorie Meyer, MD

Our speaker is Marjorie Meyer, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UVM Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, VT. This presentation outlines strategies to optimize pain control and reduce opioid overprescribing in the post-operative period.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss pre-operative planning: post-operative expectations, pain control, and function following surgery
  2. Recognize the high-risk patient for opioid misuse following surgery
  3. Predict post-operative pain control needs, discharge prescription planning, post-operative pain presenting to the rural primary care provider (ie: not the surgeon)
  4. Discuss special considerations regarding pain management with surgery, including patients receiving MOUD


Marjorie Meyer

Marjorie Meyer, MD

Dr. Meyer is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, where she is Vice Chair for Obstetrics, the Division Director for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the Medical Director for the Birthing Center. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the subspecialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine (high risk pregnancy). She oversees the collaborative, multidisciplinary group of providers for the treatment of opioid use disorder during pregnancy and works closely with the state to develop clinical processes for optimization and coordination of care for all medically complicated, high-risk pregnancies.