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Gasserian Ganglion Block in Ocala, FL

With locations in Lake City, Ocala, and Lady Lake, top-rated Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center is one of the state’s leading pain management treatment centers, helping patients in Gainesville, The Villages, and the surrounding communities effectively manage facial pain through gasserian ganglion block. In cases of classical facial pain, a gasserian ganglion block is performed to numb your facial pain, by injecting a local anesthetic around the gasserian ganglion.

How Will Gasserian Ganglion Block Bring Me Pain Relief?

A gasserian ganglion block can help you in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia or other forms of facial pain. The trigeminal nerve is the largest and most complex of the 12 cranial nerves, and it helps to supply sensations to your face, in addition to being the motor nerve for your chewing muscles. It exits your brain by a large sensory root and a smaller motor root before passing laterally to join the gasserian ganglion. Neuralgia is a sharp, electrical, shooting pain that follows the path of a nerve, and it is due to irritation or damage to the nerve. When trigeminal neuralgia occurs, the symptoms of facial pain can be severe.

Chronic pain conditions that affect the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain, are no laughing matter for those patients who suffer from them, and there is no doubt that they can lower one’s overall quality of life significantly. Trigeminal neuralgia is sometimes described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity, and patients often suffer from the debilitating agony that can inhibit them from enjoying everyday activities. A gasserian ganglion block is a minimally-invasive procedure performed using a local anesthetic to block the pain signals going through the nerves of your face to more effectively control facial pain.

How Will You Diagnose and Then Treat My Pain with Gasserian Ganglion Block?

If you are looking for facial pain relief, the gasserian ganglion block procedure from Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center is a proven modality that could be just right for addressing your symptoms. Gasserian ganglion block is the administration of a local anesthetic to provide facial pain relief by blocking nerve impulses. The gasserian ganglion is found inside your skull next to your brainstem, which has three nerve branches known as the trigeminal nerves. These three branches are responsible for providing sensation to a given side of your face.

Gasserian ganglion block is a minimally-invasive procedure performed using local anesthesia to inhibit your pain signals. Your treatment session for gasserian ganglion block is a quick one that begins with the use of a topical anesthetic to maximize your comfort. Once your skin is numb, a very fine needle is used for the gasserian ganglion nerve block. Relief is usually felt rather quickly, if not instantaneously, provided the pain that you have been experiencing is related only to the nerves which go to the gasserian ganglion. After the gasserian ganglion block has been performed, we will continue to monitor you for approximately thirty minutes, and then you will be ready to leave.

How Much Will it Cost to Treat My Pain with Gasserian Ganglion Block in Ocala?

At Florida Pain and Rehabilitation, we understand that each patient’s condition is unique, which is why we take the time to develop a personalized interventional pain management plan that may include a Gasserian ganglion block. As a result, your costs will vary based on your unique needs. During your consultation, we will provide you with the specific cost for your customized pain management plan.

We accept most major insurance providers, including the majority of workers’ compensation plans. We also welcome all standard forms of payment, in addition to offering convenient financing and payment plans to make pain management affordable for all of our patients. If you’re in pain, contact us now to set up your appointment, and as long as your insurance doesn’t require authorization from your primary care physician, we can offer you either same day or next day scheduling.

With locations in Lake City, Ocala, and Lady Lake, top-rated Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center is a leader in treating pain conditions for residents in Gainesville, The Villages, and the surrounding communities, using the latest pain management techniques and procedures available. Our patients with facial pain benefit from immediate pain relief with a gasserian ganglion block. Contact us today!

Meet the FLPNR Team

  • YiLi Zhou, MD, Ph.D
  • Bohdan Warycha, MD
  • Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu, DO
  • Heather Shaw, PA-C
  • Vinh-Loc Nguyen, PA-C
  • Irene Aponte Moreno, NP
  • Sunny Park, NP
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Neurologist in Ocala, FL

YiLi Zhou, MD, Ph.D.

Harvard-Trained, Board-Certified Pain Specialist and Neurologist.

Dr. Zhou graduated from Wenzhou Medical College, China in 1982 with training in both modern western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. He had neurology fellowship training at Shanghai Medical School, specializing in EMG/NCV and evoked potential studies. He served as an attending neurologist in China.

Dr. Zhou came to the USA in 1991. He obtained Ph. D. degree in psychology at Kent State University. He then went to Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, where he served as a chief resident in neurology and worked with Dr. Robert J. Schwartzman, a world renowned RSD expert.

Doctor of Medicine in Ocala, FL

Bohdan Warycha, MD.

Dr. Warycha is board certified by both the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After graduating from New York University in 1997 with a degree in Biochemistry, he then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Warycha completed two years of General Surgical training prior to completing his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he served as chief resident in 2008-09.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in Ocala, FL

Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu, DO

Dr. Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu is board certified by both the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Vu earned his degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California in 2003. He finished his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency in 2007 as a Chief Resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Physician Assistant in Ocala, FL

Heather Shaw, PA-C

Ms. Heather Shaw is a NCCPA certified Physician Assistant and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from St Leo University in 2001. She also received an Associate’s Degree in EMS and completed Critical Care Training.

Physician Assistant in Ocala, FL

Vinh-Loc Nguyen, PA-C

Mr. Vinh-Loc Nguyen is a NCCPA certified Physician Assistant and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from University of Florida in 1994. He had a successful career in the financial industry before returning to his true passion for medicine.

Nurse Practitioner in Ocala, FL

Irene Aponte Moreno, NP

Ms. Irene Aponte Moreno is an Adult-Gerontology certified Nurse Practitioner and licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. In 2014, she received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Jacksonville State University in December of 2006. In 2003, she received an Associates of Arts degree from Southwestern Michigan College. She also completed an Associate degree in Informatics from the University Institute Antonio Jose de Sucre located in Lara State, Venezuela.

Nurse Practitioner in Ocala, FL

Sunny Park, NP

Ms. Sunny Park is an AANP and ANCC certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts in Drawing from Southern Illinois University in 1999. She pursued nursing career and graduated with Associate of Science in Nursing in 2007 and started working as a registered nurse in Cardiovascular ICU in St.Luke’s Medical Center. She continued with her education and graduated with Magna Cum Laude obtaining Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010 from Cardinal Stritch University. During her nursing education, she was awarded multiple scholarships including the Lamplight scholarship by Milwaukee Nurses Association.

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Locations

Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Lake City
440 SW Perimeter Glen
Lake City, FL 32025
Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Ocala
1910 SW 18th Court, #200
Ocala, FL 34471
Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Lady Lake
918 Rolling Acres Rd,
Unit 102
Lady Lake, FL 32159

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