Basic and Advanced Interventional Procedures For Pain Management
The fellows are involved in a multitude of procedures that span from basic "bread and butter" cases to implantation of intrathecal pumps and spinal cord stimulators. The majority of implants and complicated procedures occur on the main campus, while several off site Ambulatory Surgery Centers permit spinal cord stimulation trials. All of our staff do their own neuromodulation trials and permanent implants.
The fellow can expect to participate on average between 100 to 175 procedures a month. The majority of these will be basic cases at the suburban sites. This fellowship provides a nice blend of experiences of academic practice (main campus) and private practice (suburban sites).
There is a fair amount of driving involved as most satellites can take between 20 to 25 minutes to drive to from Main Campus. The staff physicians at these locations are aware of this time constraint and begin cases as scheduled.
The fellow is expected to read about the procedures and the patients the night before. There is an electronic record accessible from home that permits review of OR dictations, clinic visits, MRI results, etc.