Samir K. Patel, M.D.
Special Interests: Acute & Chronic Back, Neck, & Post-Surgical pain; Epidural Steroid Injections (ESIs); Nerve Blocks; Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA); Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Trials
Here in Louisiana, Dr. Samir K. Patel’s name is synonymous with comprehensive pain management. Every year, Team Patel helps thousands of people in Baton Rouge and all across South Louisiana find the best non-surgical solutions for their chronic back and neck pain issues.
Dr. Patel received his medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. After finishing an internal medicine internship at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, he completed an Anesthesiology residency at Tulane University. Dr. Patel then combined a passion for medicine and teaching at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as an assistant professor for the Anesthesiology Department. In this role, he earned the respect and admiration of his students who named him one of the department’s “Top 10 Teachers” two years in a row. Dr. Patel continued his training with a fellowship in Pain Management at UAB.
Dr. Patel joined The NeuroMedical Center in 2012 and specializes in treating all types of pain. With a focus on interventional pain management techniques, Dr. Patel expertly pinpoints the exact source of your pain before choosing the treatment that most effectively intervenes with the transmission signals throughout your body. Highly effective non-surgical treatment options include epidural steroid injections for back and neck pain, Botox injections for chronic migraine, nerve root blocks for neck, shoulder, and arm pain, joint injections for lower back pain, trigger point injections to soothe muscle pain, and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) trials when pain is severe and debilitating.
Dr. Patel is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the International Anesthesia Research Society. Dr. Patel is dual board certified in Pain Medicine and in Anesthesiology. Dr. Patel is currently accepting new patients and provides services for his patients at our main campus in Baton Rouge and at our pain management satellite clinics in Gonzales and Walker.
Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, 2018, 2015
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2018, 2015
Healthgrades Honor Roll