WVU Medicine Health Report: WALANT Wide Awake Surgery

Monday, July 1, 2019

If you need hand surgery, such as carpal tunnel surgery or cyst removal, you don’t necessarily have to go to the hospital to have it done. There’s a newer way to perform hand surgery – in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia. Shafic Sraj, MD, explains WALANT, short for "wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet" surgery.