Pain Centre



Pain relief after surgery

Pain causes great discomfort and can be harmful to the patient. It is therefore important to ensure pain relief postoperatively and to continue as long as the patient needs it.

How long should pain relief continue?

Surgeons all too often think their patients do not have any pain, and if they have, it does not last longer than a day. If only they would ask their patients!

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Dr Raath originally specialised and worked as an anaesthesiologist in private practice. In 2008 he obtained his Fellowship In Interventional Pain Practice and since then has operated the the Pain Clinic at the Netcare Jakaranda Hospital in Pretoria which treats all forms of chronic pain.

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