Click on the document below to review what procedures we offer and how they are done. We do not use sedation for any office based procedure as it adds risk without benefit. Procedures performed with local anesthetic are well tolerated, much safer, and less costly.
At this time there is great controversy regarding a need to stop blood thinners prior to certain procedures. Competing guidelines are different on what procedures and what medications need to be stopped. The risk of stopping blood thinners includes heart attack and stroke resulting in death. The risk of continuing blood thinners includes bleeding in the area of the injection that may result in surgery or increased pain. I no longer require patients to stop blood thinners unless we are doing spinal stimulators, kyphoplasty, discography, or sympathetic blocks. I am comfortable performing epidural injections, RF (nerve burning procedure), and all other injections useing small needles while patients are on blood thinners.
1. Patient care comes first.
2. Offering all facets of care under one roof.
3. We don't save lives, we make them worth saving.
4.Relieving pain, improving function.
Medical Associates of North
320 Hospital Road
Canton GA 30114