Reducing Opioid Treatment in the Surgical Setting

Pain Awareness Month is September and Dr. Alan Rechter, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, from Orthopoedic Associates in Houston, TX, discusses the newest method of effectively managing postoperative pain without opiods. He will explain why this latest development is such an important step in helping patients who are undergoing a variety of procedures.

Dr. Alan Rechter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and has practiced medicine in Houston since 1995. He joined Orthopaedic Associates in 1999 and has staff privileges at Methodist West & Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital in Bellaire. He is a former Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Texas Medical School.

Throughout his career, he received numerous awards. He was recognized by Merck Pharmaceuticals as one of the top ranked medical school graduates during his graduating year. He received a prestigious AO International Fellowship in Germany, which affords focused training in the arts of trauma, hand and joint reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Rechter received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. Dr. Rechter completed his training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas in Houston after being Chief Resident for the 1998-1999 academic year.

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