A 16-year-old male athlete with pectus excavatum is scheduled in the OR for Nuss repair.1 He has previously had general anesthesia at the age of 14, with postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) secondary to anesthesia and also post-operative opioids (both intravenous and enteral). Family is requesting a modified anesthetic plan to address his PONV, while also being concerned of the severe pain associated with this procedure. Which plan would be most effective for this patient, to avoid PONV, manage pain efficiently and minimize hospital length of stay?
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