(NSUH) and the teamed up to open the Procedural Pain Management Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Lake Success specializing in treating adults of all ages with acute and chronic pain conditions, a recent press release reported.
The goal of the Procedural Pain Management Center is to prevent pain before it becomes chronic. In doing so, the center provides several different injection treatments to reduce and alleviate pain.
The center is staffed by fellowship-trained physicians credentialed in pain management, burses with experience in ambulatory surgery or critical care, radiology technicians and support staff, the press release stated.
Physicians of the NSUH Procedural Pain Mangement Center include: Robert Duarte, MD; Shaheda Quarishi, MD; Joseph Rothenberg, MD; Edward Rubin, MD; Vikas Varma, MD and Amir Annabi, MD.
John DiCapua, MD, chairman and vice president of anesthesiology at NSUH and LIJ Medical Center was quoted in the press release saying, “The power of injections is that medication is delivered to a targeted location in the body where the pain is, and there are fewer side effects compared to pain medications, which are used to treat the whole body.”
During the hour-long procedure, patients receive local anesthesia to numb the area of the body being treated and remain awake. No sedation or major anesthesia is necessary, which reduces risks and shortens recovery time.
For more information, contact the NSUH Procedural Pain Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology at 516-233-3780.