The local anesthetic used for the celiac plexus block will wear off in a few hours. However, the sympathetic block may last longer. You may experience “soreness” of the injection site for 1-3 days following your procedure. We advise patients to “take it easy” for the remainder of the day. You may perform activities as tolerated.
Once the procedure is over, you will be taken to a recovery area, where you will be monitored for 15-30 minutes and released to go home. You MUST have someone available to drive you home. Failure to have a driver may result in your procedure being rescheduled. You should be able to return to work the next day.