Dr. Hanono is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He offers a variety of treatment options to help alleviate chronic and acute pain including epidurals, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, Botox injections and advanced minimally invasive treatments. In addition, Dr. Hanono utilizes medical imaging technology to precisely deliver medications or nerve blocks to alleviate the source of pain. This accelerates the patients’ healing process, helping to restore function and decrease the need for oral medications. Dr. Hanono is an innovative leader in his field, and is one of the first physicians in New York to begin using radiofrequency ablation for chronic knee and shoulder pain. His practice is also at the forefront of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy for musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Hanono is committed to improving patients’ functionality and quality of life. He offers every patient the time and compassion they need, thoroughly diagnosing the source of pain and delivering the most appropriate treatment. He believes in working collaboratively with referring physicians while providing patients with individualized and comprehensive care. In addition, Dr. Hanono is committed to giving back to the local community, regularly volunteering at the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital in service of the pain needs of U.S. veterans.
Comprehensive Pain and Wellness Center.
Board certified in anesthesiology and pain management
He graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he also went on to complete his residency in anesthesiology. His postgraduate training continued at New York University, where he completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management.
Pain is the most common reason patients seek medical attention. Pain can be simple or very complex. It can have an obvious source such as a cut, burn or broken bone. Or it can be highly elusive, with no obvious source. When that happens, a wide variety of skills and techniques are required to treat and resolve it. That is what we mean when we say that an interdisciplinary approach is often implemented in the treatment plan for pain management.
The typical pain management team may include all or some of these areas of expertise: Physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, mental health specialists and massage therapists. Often pain can be resolved quickly, by one practitioner with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants and/or antidepressants. However, in the case of chronic, long term pain, the coordinated efforts of an interdisciplinary pain management team are usually required.
Pain Management doctors are board-certified in a specialty such as sport injuries, anesthesia, diabetes or oncology. They then undergo an additional one-year fellowship in pain management. The fellowship consists of training in all aspects of pain management. When a board certified physician completes an accredited pain management fellowship, they are eligible for subspecialty board certification in pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Your pain management specialist will evaluate your particular pain problem by taking a detailed medical history, conducting a physical exam and reviewing any diagnostic tests that you underwent such as X-rays, computed tomography [CAT] scans, or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] scans.
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire with detailed questions about your pain problem. You should know before your appointment if you will be undergoing a procedure; in that case you may need a driver to take you home.
Your pain physician will provide you with an initial assessment of your pain problem, and perhaps a treatment if indicated. He or she may know exactly what is causing your pain, or may prescribe further diagnostic procedures. In either case, you should have a clearer understanding of the source of your pain, and the course of further evaluation and the treatment that is planned.
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