Since Dr. Fabian Ramos established the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine in 1999, he has been known for offering the latest advancements and multiple modalities for providing his patients with relief from chronic pain. Dr. Ramos now has new hope for patients with debilitating pain in their lower backs, legs, necks and arms with a new generation of high-frequency spinal cord stimulation. The 10 kHZ High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulator helps patients with persistent pain despite previous surgeries, complex regional pain syndrome, previously known as RSD, and chronic compression of the nerve roots, among others. “This is greatly improved compared to previous technology with 10,000 hertz versus older stimulators with very low frequency, which could cause sleep disturbances or issues while driving,” Dr. Ramos said. “These potential side effects are eliminated with this new device, and outcomes are much better. Current ongoing studies are also showing the device has great results for patients with chronic abdominal pain from conditions such as adhesions following surgery or gastroparesis and for chronic visceral pain.” The stimulator works by blocking nerve signals from reaching the sensory cortex in the brain, eliminating or greatly reducing pain sensations. Implantation of the device, including for the initial one-week trial and permanent placement, are done minimallyinvasively on an outpatient basis. Dr. Ramos is one of the first board certified specialists in the U.S. to be recognized by the prestigious World Institute of Pain, and he is triple board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine and interventional pain medicine. At his Sarasota and Bradenton locations (and soon Venice) all insurance is accepted, and he offers a wide range of leading edge and minimally invasive treatments along with medical management for pain. These include pain management for cancer patients such as pain pumps and targeted radiofrequency ablation of metastatic spinal tumors. He also treats pain from vertebral fractures as well as offering pumps for generalized spasticity for patients with traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis among other conditions. A variety of nerve blocks and injections provide relief from nerve, spinal, joint and muscle pain. Patients also have access to physical therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, and behavioral health support.
Fabian Ramos, M.D. Ramos Center
100 3rd Avenue West Suite 110, Bradenton, FL 5741 Bee Ridge Road Suite 550, Sarasota, FL 941.708.9555 RamosCenter.com JANUARY 2018 | SARASOTA SCENE
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