Use of Perioperative Pain Blocks In Urological Surgery

ID#: NCT04426500

Age: 18 years - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: No

Study Phase: Phase 3

Recruitment Status: Enrolling by invitation

Start Date: November 11, 2019

End Date: August 01, 2021

Summary: The study team aims to prospectively compare Placebo (local administration), ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (UTAP) blocks, and laparoscopic-guided transversus abdominis plane (LTAP) blocks in patients undergoing robotic surgery of the prostate and kidney. The study team expects to be able to equally efficiently administer the blocks using direct visualization and ultrasound guidance. The study team expects that a negative result would obviate the need for longer operative time by eliminating the need for the separate ultrasound guided block while a positive result would demonstrate the increased utility of preoperative ultrasound blocks in managing postoperative pain.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 18 years or older

- Undergoing Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy or Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

- Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior Partial Nephrectomy or Subtotal Prostatectomy Surgery (organ specific)

- Conversion to open surgery

- History of chronic pain

- History of opiate or alcohol dependence

- Allergies to local anesthetic

- Retroperitoneal surgery

- Single Port Surgery