Opioid for pain treatment after surgery? The addiction is more common than you think

24.01.2019

Urologists, (but surgeons in general), should remember the following: opioids are poor painkillers for surgical site incisions, they foster addiction in approximately 6% of patients. For most minimally invasive surgeries, patients don't need any opioids. We have to repeat that to ourself five times before selecting our patients.