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Dr. Glenn Joseph Messina, D.O.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Glenn Messina is an anesthesiologist practicing in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Messina ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anestesiologists specialize in general anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Messina also might help manage pain after an operation.
33 years Experience
Dr. Glenn Joseph Messina, D.O.
  • East Setauket, NY
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine / New York Institute of Technology
  • Accepting new patients

Will anesthesia also reduce my post operative pain?

The anesthetics delivered during surgery will reduce your post operative pain but only for a short time. After surgery longer acting but lower potency medications are used to control READ MORE
The anesthetics delivered during surgery will reduce your post operative pain but only for a short time. After surgery longer acting but lower potency medications are used to control your pain. If you are ambulatory you likely will get a prescription for a shout course of narcotics, if you are going to stay then you may be on oral medications, iv pump medications, epidurals etc. Now there is one instance that the operative narcotic may continue and thats if you have a spinal with a narcotic mixed in, then yo will have post op relief for about a day, longer if specific nerve blocks are used.