Marcaine Post-Operative Pain Study


The study examines the efficacy of Marcaine in post-operative pain reduction for patients receiving breast reduction surgery. Patients who consent will be randomized to the control or treatment group, with the treatment group receiving Marcaine injected into one breast and saline into the other. Pain will be assessed one time post-operatively using a 1-10 pain scale.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: August 1, 2021


  • Drug: Bupivacaine Injection
    • Treatment group receives Marcaine (Bupivacaine) injected into one breast following breast reduction surgery and a saline injection in the other group.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Treatment Group (Marcaine 1 Breast)
    • Marcaine will be injected into one randomized breast and saline into the other in the treatment group.
  • No Intervention: Control Group (Marcaine 2 Breasts)
    • Marcaine will be injected into both breasts as is currently the standard of care.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Pain Scale Rating per Breast
    • Time Frame: Within 2 hours after surgery
    • 1-10 pain rating

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Must be receiving bilateral breast reduction surgery

Exclusion Criteria

  • Unilateral breast reduction surgery

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: 89 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • State University of New York – Upstate Medical University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Prashant Upadhyaya, MD, Principal Investigator, SUNY Upstate Medical University – Syracuse, NY
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Prashant Upadhyaya, MD, 3154648224,

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