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 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.
He is the South-East Asian Section Chair for the World Institute of Pain (WIP), having completed his Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) with the WIP in 2006. He was previously the President of The Pain Association of Singapore (PAS) and the Vice-President of the Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS).
An innovative RF technique that allows the creation of large-volume, spherical lesions to treat nerves that cause pain.