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Monday, January 11, 2010

A Good Surgical Summary

I stumbled across this site recently and thought it was a very good summary of the surgical procedure involved with occipital nerve stimulation. Much easier to get through than this entire blog since I'm so long winded :) This is from a neurosurgery center in Australia, but it's still pretty much spot-on with what goes on here in the States.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

List of Doctors for Occiptial Nerve Stimulators

Here is the list I have complied so far. I know there are a few others out there, I'm still waiting on a few responses from people as to those names. I will add to this list as I collect more names. Some people have also found it beneficial just to call Medtronic (one of the companies that make the stimulators) directly and ask if there is a doctor available in their area. Please let me know if you have anyone to add to the list! And thank you to everyone for your input and help!

NOTE: I cannot, and do not, vouch for any of these doctors, except Dr. Elborno as he is the only one I have any personal experience with.

Dr. Ahmed Elborno
Midwest Academy of Pain & Spine
Chicago, IL

Dr. Miles Day
Lubbock, TX

Swedish Pain and Headache Center
Seattle, WA

Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Elliot Pain Center
Manchester, NH

Dr. Thimineun
Comprehensive Headache & Pain Center
Derby, CT

Dr. Nagy Mekhail
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Linqui Zhou
Woodbury, NJ

Dr. Peter Pahapill
United Neurosurgery Associates
St. Paul MN

Dr. Ashwini Sharan
Jefferson Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. William Witt
Cardinal Hill Rehab Hospital
Lexington, KY

Dr. Ramsin Benyamin
Millenium Pain Center
Bloomington-Normal, IL

Dr. James North
Winston-Salem, NC

Drs. Didier Demesmin and Jeffrey Gehret
University Pain Management Center
 Somerset, NJ

Precision Neurosurgery
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Dr. Hammam Akbik
UC Pain Managment Center
West Chester, OH

Dr. Andrew Parent
London, Ontario
Canada

Medtronic also has doctors available in Montreal and Vancouver, although I don't know specific names at the moment.