What are Stellate Phenol Blocks?
Our pain management specialists at Preston Surgery Center welcome patients for treatment with our stellate, celiac, and hypogastric phenol blocks for pain. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists, Dr. Mohammad Tariq, Dr. David Keelen, and Dr. Gabor Racz, recommend phenol blocks for pain patients that are no longer responding well to oral pain medications. The most common phenol blocks performed at our AAAASF-accredited facility include:
- Stellate (ganglion) phenol blocks are injected into the sympathetic nerves in the neck near or in the larynx
- Celiac (plexus) phenol blocks are infused into nerves in the stomach area (a common treatment for cancer patients)
- Hypogastric (plexus) phenol blocks are injected into the back (near the hip bones) as a treatment for chronic pelvic pain for a variety of conditions
As an outpatient procedure in our surgical facility, a phenol block can be applied with a form of sedation. If you have questions or concerns about phenol blocks, please call our office and speak with one of our knowledgeable patient care coordinators. We can discuss the process, billing, follow-up appointments, and more at your request.
Stellate Phenol Blocks Reviews
"I have always loved Dr keelen. He has always done wonderful things to help my pain go away. He always said he'd be there for me if I had a problem. He is always happy to listen, and always trying to come up with new ways to help. I think Dr. Keelen is very kind and compassionate. It's a real relief to have someone like him in pain management, a field where the doctors get burned out so quickly. His staff is pretty awesome too!"- G.G. / Google / Jan 15, 2020
"I have not found a more caring,compassionate or effective Pain Management Dr. than Dr Tariq. I first came to CPM feeling hopeless about my pain situation with Fibromyalgia, chronic disc disease and the multiple surgeries resulting in this. Before we even viewed my past MRI's and other films , we sat and talked and I was immediately comfortable in knowing he was listening,observing and learning who I was and how best to help me. Every appointment or procedure after ,I was regarded in the same manner, and knew I was in good hands. I would recommend Dr Tariq and his services and professional care any day. "- L.W. / Healthgrades / Dec 01, 2019
"Very patient oriented and genuinely concerned with treating your pain using the latest technology. His office staff and technicians are just as attentive as Dr. Tariq is. I'm so glad I found Comprehensive Pain Management and would recommend them to anyone with pain management needs."- W.L. / Healthgrades / May 01, 2017
When you need a phenol block, see us
You may be seeking phenol block treatment with one of our pain management specialists, Dr. Tariq, Dr. Keelen, or Dr. Racz at Preston Surgery Center. We provide phenol blocks for patients with chronic pain who strongly desire to take fewer medications while still feeling relief. Contact our office in Frisco, TX if you would like to learn more about all of our pain relief options and how you may qualify. We would be happy to work with you and your referring physician (as necessary) to ease pain in the stellate, celiac, and hypogastric regions of your body. Learn more in a consultation today.