BRADENTON, Fla. — Interventional pain management specialists Dr. Richard H. Bundschu and Dr. Gennady Gekht, from the comprehensive and full-service orthopedic, sports medicine and pain management practice Coastal Orthopedics (CoastalOrthopedics.com), recently led a course for physicians on spinal cord stimulators.
In the cadaver course sponsored by Nevro Corporation, one of the leaders in the field of spinal cord stimulation, Dr. Bundschu and Dr. Gekht taught about 20 physicians how to insert spinal cord stimulators. The stimulators, which are surgically placed under the patient’s’ skin to send a mild electrical current to the spinal cord, can help treat chronic pain. The course was taught at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in Tampa.
“I have been honored to teach other physicians how to implant these devices so that more patients will be able to utilize spinal cord stimulation for their chronic pain state,” Dr. Bundschu said. “Nevro has brought to the forefront the latest technology in high frequency stimulation, and they are the only company with such capabilities.”
Dr. Bundschu teaches several spinal cord stimulation classes each year, and has taught three in the last six months for Nevro and the Spine Intervention Society, an international community of physicians who are dedicated to the most scientifically proven methods of chronic pain treatments.
“It’s truly a privilege to have this option to offer patients who have a condition that up to now has not been adequately treated,” Dr. Bundschu said.
In addition to the Nevro courses Dr. Bundschu teaches, Coastal Orthopedics is one of only six locations selected nationally to participate in a Nevro study related to neck and upper extremity pain.
About Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management
Founded in 1973 and based in Bradenton, Fla., Coastal Orthopedics is home to 15 orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians who maintain hospital affiliations with Blake Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. In addition to three offices and two ambulatory surgery centers each serving Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system. For more than 40 years, our highly skilled staff of physicians and surgeons has treated patients in specialty care including sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation. Patients can experience restoration of function both surgically and non-surgically through the use of physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections and stretching. For more information, please visit CoastalOrthopedics.com or call 941-792-1404.