Acute Pain Management
The Augusta University neurosurgery pain surgery service offers comprehensive surgical management of drug resistant pain problems, including cancer pain and pain of other origins. Chronic pain patients who have failed comprehensive non-surgical pain management may be candidates for surgical alleviation of pain. Some of the treatment options for pain management surgery include:
- Cancer Pain
- Morphine pump (PIC 1)
- Percutaneous cordotomy (PIC 2a-b)
- Mesencephalic tractotomy (PIC 3)
- Cingulumotomy /Capsulotomy (PIC 4a-b)
- Commissural Myelotomy
- Non-Cancer Pain
- Spinal Cord Stimulation (PIC 5)
- Deep Brain Stimulation (PIC 6a-b)
- Trigeminal Rhizotomy (PIC 7a-c)
- Microvascular Decompression (PIC 8a-b)
The most commonly performed procedures are morphine pump implantation and spinal cord stimulation. In addition to these procedures, the program has experience in the full spectrum of pain procedures, including ablation (tissue removal) techniques. The highly skilled team has decades of experience with pain procedures, and the team routinely implants morphine pumps and spinal cord stimulators. Most recently, the non-invasive technique of gamma knife procedures has been added to the procedures we offer for surgical management of pain.
If you have questions about a pain management appointment or need a physician referral to Augusta University pain management surgical services, please Request an online appointment now or call our Scheduling Center today at 706-721-4581 or toll free at 800-736-CARE (2273).
Meet the Multi-Disciplinary Pain Management Surgery Team