MUSC Advanced Breast Reconstruction program

Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Management

Breast surgery has a very high incidence (60-80%) of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). There are multiple risk factors that contribute to the likelihood of anesthesia-related nausea and vomiting such as a history of motion sickness and a previous experience of PONV. The anesthesia providers will assess for these risk factors and others to determine the best anesthetic approach to minimize the incidence of PONV.


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