Intraspinal Pump Program

Intraspinal Pump Program in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Dunedin and St. Petersburg, FL

Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine offers comprehensive Intraspinal Pump Program for Cancer Pain. Please call our friendly staff today to book a consultation.

Intraspinal Pump Program Near Me in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Dunedin and St. Petersburg, FL
Intraspinal Pump Program Near Me in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Dunedin and St. Petersburg, FL

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What is an Intrathecal Baclofen Pump?
Am I a candidate for Intrathecal Baclofen Pump?

What is an Intrathecal Baclofen Pump?


Intrathecal drug delivery is a targeted route of drug distribution, designed to reduce cancer pain and minimize intolerable side effects. Studies show Intrathecal Pumps are a cost-effective treatment option that improves quality of life for patients with over 3 months of survival time.

Patients can trial pumps prior to implantation and if necessary, is easily removable.
An intrathecal pump delivers baclofen directly into the Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The system consists of a catheter and a pump. The pump is surgically placed under the skin of the abdomen near the waistline, under general anesthesia. The pump stores and releases prescribed amounts of medication through the catheter. The pump is refilled by inserting a needle through the skin into a filling port in the center of the pump.

Pumps can be programmable or nonprogrammable. Using an external programmer, a physician can make adjustments in the dose, rate and timing. The pump reservoir can be refilled approximately every 2-3 months by percutaneous injection. The pump is taken out and replaced at the end of the battery’s life span (approximately 5-7 years).

Am I a candidate for Intrathecal Baclofen Pump?


Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy(ITB™) Therapy is now available for patients suffering from the chronic muscle stiffness, or severe spasticity, associated with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke. This life changing therapy allows muscles to relax, thus helping people to move more easily.

“ITB™ Therapy has helped thousands of people with severe spasticity who have experienced intolerable side effects from oral medications or who find other therapies ineffective.”

Conditions

– Spasticity
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Post Stroke Pain

For more information, visit: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3382401/

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Intrathecal Drug Delivery System

Intrathecal drug delivery is a targeted route of drug distribution, designed to reduce cancer pain and minimize intolerable side effects. Studies show Intrathecal Pumps are a cost-effective treatment option that improves quality of life for patients with over 3 months of survival time. Patients can trial pumps prior to implantation and if necessary, is easily removable.

Cancer Pain Indications Due To:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Bone metastasis from: Breast, prostate, lung and liver cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Metastatic Spine Sarcomas

ITB™ Therapy (Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy)

ITB™ Therapy is now available for patients suffering from the chronic muscle stiffness, or severe spasticity, associated with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke. This life changing therapy allows muscles to relax, thus helping people to move more easily.

“ITB™ Therapy has helped thousands of people with severe spasticity who have experienced intolerable side effects from oral medications or who find other therapies ineffective.”

Spasticity Indications Due To:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Our Locations

Bradenton

  • 100 3rd Ave. West Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34205
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Petersburg

  • 5959 Central Ave Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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Sarasota

Sarasota

Venice

  • 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285
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Englewood

  • 2061 Englewood Rd, Suite 2A, Englewood, FL 34223
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Port Charlotte

Dunedin

  • 646 Virginia St, Suite 701, Dunedin, FL 34698
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