about pain management
Pain management generally includes therapy using a combination of medications, physical therapy, psychological therapy, interventional procedures or minimally invasive surgery. The Pain Clinic offers patients with chronic pain or cancer pain the option of minimally invasive interventional pain procedures.
These procedures avoid the risks of major surgery and prolonged postoperative rehabilitation. Through needles, painful areas are targeted under X-ray guidance and drugs or radiofrequency energy are used to treat nerves, muscles or joints. Occasionally, patients with severe persistent pain may also require implants that can help control long-term pain.
Pain Doctor, Dr. Ho Kok Yuen obtained his MBBS and Master of Medicine in Anaesthesiology from the National University of Singapore. Thereafter, he was awarded an overseas fellowship and completed his pain management training at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Pain Specialist, Dr. Ho is the immediate Past President of The Pain Association of Singapore (PAS). He is the current Vice President for PAS. He was the past Vice-President of the Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS). He is also the Clinical Director for Pain Management Service at Raffles Hospital.
An innovative RF technique that allows the creation of large-volume, spherical lesions to treat nerves that cause pain.