Jefferson Health Northeast

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Pain Management Center

Pain Management

Jefferson Health – Northeast’s Pain Management Center, located at both Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and Jefferson Bucks Hospital provides comprehensive treatment of patients with pain disorders and conditions. Lead by the center's director Thomas Zavitsanos, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist with more than 20 years experience and Frederic Goldberg, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist with 18 years experience. They are joined by Dr. Jeffrey Truitt, anesthesiologist and pain specialist, and nurse practitioner Victoria Newbold. Together, they offer patients the latest treatment options and technology. 

Jefferson Health – Northeast’s Pain Management Center providing patients a broad range of pain management services. Patients receive a thorough evaluation that includes a review of their medical history, medical reports and diagnostic studies. After a physical examination, patients receive recommendations regarding diagnostic, testing, specialist referrals and treatment, which can include diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as medications. Following treatment, patients receive additional assessment and pain management as indicated.

Conditions

Clinical conditions treated at Jefferson Health – Northeast’s Pain Management Center include:

  • Back, neck, limb, abdominal and groin pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), sympathetically mediated pain and complex regional pain syndromes
  • Acute herpetic and postherpetic neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Post-thoracotomy and post-laminectomy pain syndromes
  • Facet and sacroiliac joint generated pain syndromes
  • Craniofacial pain and atypical headaches
  • Torticollis
  • Spasticity disorders such as multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy
  • Phantom pain

Treatments

To treat these conditions, Jefferson Health – Northeast’s Pain Management Center works with patients to design the most appropriate and effective plan of care that can include diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks, drug therapy, and/or one or more of the following innovative interventions:

  • Epidural steroid injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal)
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Brachial plexus blocks
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Facet joint injections/median branch blockade
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Selective nerve root blocks/tranforaminal injection
  • Peripheral nerve blocks (femoral, ilioinguinal, genitofemoral)
  • Intravenous regional sympathetic blockade
  • Celiac plexus blockade
  • Hypogastric plexus blockade
  • Trigger point injections
  • Neurolytic blocks
  • Dorsal column spinal cord stimulators
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Pars defect injections
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Cryoneurolysis

Contact Us

Jefferson Health – Northeast’s Pain Management Center works closely with a patient's primary care and/or referring physician and, if necessary, the patient's insurance case manager in order to obtain the proper documentation and referrals necessary for treatment. Follow-up appointments can be scheduled by calling the Pain Management Center at 215-612-4060.