EXPAREL® for Pain After Tonsillectomy


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine whether liposomal bupivacaine (long acting injectable anesthetic) provides greater post operative pain relief compared to the standard post operative pain regiment for tonsillectomy patients.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of recurrent tonsillitis or bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy requiring bilateral tonsillectomy
  • Male or female with age ≥ 18 years
  • Willing and able to understand and provide written informed consent

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Daniel Price, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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