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.
DR HO KOK YUEN
Dr Ho is a key opinion leader in pain management and anaesthesia and sits on numerous advisory boards because of his expertise in the field of drug therapy for pain. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, practice guidelines and book chapters on pain and anaesthesia. He has also delivered more than 200 lectures at regional and international conferences, and frequently serves as an instructor at interventional pain cadaver workshops. He trained hundreds of doctors in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and the Middle East.
Dr Ho is widely recognised as an expert in minimally-invasive interventional pain management, having performed thousands of such surgeries. He treats persistent and severe pain using shockwave therapy, steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation. He also administers spinal infusion to ensure pain-free end-of-life comfort care for patients with advanced terminal cancer pain. The first physician in Asia to perform cooled radiofrequency ablation, he has been treating spine, sacroiliac joint, hip and knee pain using this technique since 2006.
An innovative RF technique that allows the creation of large-volume, spherical lesions to treat nerves that cause pain.