Intrathecal Pump Management


Intrathecal Pump Management

The intrathecal pump system is surgically implanted between the skin and the muscle of the abdomen, and it works by delivering small amounts of a highly potent medication to the area surrounding the spinal cord. The administered medication prevents pain signals from reaching the brain, thus greatly reducing the symptoms of chronic pain. The intrathecal pump carries medication directly to the spinal cord and the surrounding nerves, and has proven exceedingly effective in the long-term alleviation of chronic pain. However, because it is invasive (and requires surgical intervention), it is typically viewed as a last resort. Yet if more minimally invasive treatment methods have proven ineffective, intrathecal pump implantation may be an ideal option for you.

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  • Meet The Doctor

    Dr. Gatz

    Pain Management Specialist


    Dr. Gatz has been practicing Pain Medicine for nearly 2 decades. He began his medical education by earning his Bachelors in Arts from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in1993.

    After completing his internship at Creighton University Medical Center, in 1994, Dr. Gatz completed his Anesthesiology residency at Kansas University Medical Center and his Anesthesiology and Pain Management fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, in 1998.

    Why Choose Our Clinic

    The American Interventional Pain Institute uses a patient centered approach to develop an appropriate treatment plan to help each patient overcome their pain.

    • State-of-the-art Digital Imaging System

    • On-site Procedure Rooms

    • High Quality Pain Diagnosis

    • Non-surgical and Surgical Care Customized to Your Needs

    • Nearly 2 decades of Pain Management Experience

    • Individually Tailored Pain Management Treatment

    • Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Pain Management

    • Results Oriented Treatment

    • Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Anesthesia

    • South Florida’s Dedicated Full-service Pain Management Clinic


American Interventional Pain Institute
4897 Jog Rd., Suite A
Greenacres, FL 33467
Phone: 561-292-0366
Fax: 561-434-9174
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