What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional Pain Medicine involves administering targeted treatments for pain management with extreme precision. These procedures are carried out under direct visualization, which may involve using fluoroscopy, CT, or ultrasound technology. Patients undergoing these treatments can be given twilight sedation (where they don’t feel the procedure), oral sedation (where they feel some anxiety but less than usual), or local anesthesia. These techniques are highly effective because of their precision and have minimal to no impact on the rest of the body.

What are the most common conditions treated by Interventional Pain Medicine physicians?

Conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, leg pain caused by sciatica, spinal arthritis (both in the neck and low back), degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis (which is the narrowing of the main spinal canal), pinched nerves, post-herpetic neuralgia (persistent pain after shingles), and vertebral fractures are among those commonly treated by interventional pain medicine physicians. They utilize a range of treatments that may include injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation to address these conditions based on the individual needs of the patient.

What is the goal of interventional pain medicine?

The aim of our specialization is to alleviate or minimize pain, enhance functionality and daily activities, decrease reliance on pain medications, and identify the origin of the pain.

How long will Interventional Pain Medicine last?

The approach varies according to the patient and diagnosis. Many patients experience permanent spinal and structural degeneration due to aging. In such cases, our goal is to mitigate the impact of chronic pain on the patient’s life.

If I am a new patient, what forms do I need to bring?

To ensure a smooth visit or appointment, please select the corresponding Ramos Center location you plan to visit among the following: Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Dunedin, and St. Petersburg, FL. Click on the location of your choice to download the necessary form, which must be completed prior to your visit.

What is the quickest way to schedule an appointment?

The most effective way to schedule an appointment is to call us. Kindly note that this is only a request, and our staff will get in touch with you to confirm the actual appointment time and date. If you haven’t received a response from us or require urgent assistance, please contact our scheduling coordinators.

For New Patients:
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Phone: (941) 708-9555

For Established Patients:
Suzi M.
Phone: (941) 708-9555

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What are the medical insurance companies that Ramos Center accepts?

All major medical insurance providers are accepted at Ramos Center, and a list of these companies can be found on their website. Additionally, your insurance company should have a list of interventional pain management providers, including physicians or groups, which can be found in the information provided to you or on their website.

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What steps do I need to take to participate in the Ramos Center Research Program?

The Ramos Center is dedicated to advancing the field of medicine through their research program. Those who participate in the program will be thoroughly assessed by study physicians and receive close medical attention from the staff. Participation does not require medical insurance, and there is no cost to the participant, as the expenses associated with the research program are covered by the sponsoring pharmaceutical company.

What days/hours is Ramos Center open?

Mon – Fri: 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm, Sat – Sun: Closed.

How is Ramos Center rated?

Ramos Center has 5.0 star reviews.

Where is Ramos Center Located?

Bradenton, FL: 100 3rd Ave. West Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34205
Dunedin, FL: 646 Virginia St, Suite 701, Dunedin, FL 34698
Englewood, FL: 2061 Englewood Rd, Suite 2A, Englewood, FL 34223
Port Charlotte, FL: 3005 Caring Way, Suite 1, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Sarasota, FL: 2540 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34239
St. Petersburg, FL: 5959 Central Ave Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Venice, FL: 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285