This Atlas serves as a guide to beginning implanters, intermediate implanters, and the most advanced practitioners. The author covers the process of implanting and managing spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators, and intrathecal pumps from the beginning of the process to long term management. The book also discusses the recognition, prevention, and management of complications. The Atlas is a must for any physician hoping to improve their skills in any segment of this important area of interventional pain treatment. The combination of instructional photographs and detailed instructions makes each segment a great learning event.
TIMOTHY DEER, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Pain Relief in Charleston, West Virginia and Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown. Dr. Deer is the immediate past Chair of the Committee on Pain Medicine for the American Society of Anesthesiologists; a member of the Boards of Directors of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; and a member of the Board of Directors and The Executive Board of the International Neuromodulation Society. He is also Chairman of the Scientific Review Committee of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Chairman of the Scientific Oversight Committee for Pain Medicine of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the current President of The West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He lectures widely on the topic of implantable therapies in pain management and is one of the most respected proponents of these therapies worldwide.