Dr. Hunter was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) Dr. Hunter has now joined the ranks of THE most world renowned pain doctors in the world with this latest achievement. Dr. Hunter was appointed to the board after winning an election by his peers ACROSS THE ENTIRE GLOBE in August this year. He will begin his 2-year term as a Director-at-Large for INS immediately following the meeting in the Netherlands in September. He has been working very closely with INS for the last several years on a number of committees. Dr. Hunter is now recognized around the world for his achievements and excellence. Congratulations Dr. Hunter!!!
Dr. Hunter was elected to the Board of Directors of the prestigious North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Dr. Hunter has joined the ranks of some of THE most prestigious pain doctors in the country with this latest achievement. Dr. Hunter was appointed to the board after winning an election by his peers this last January of 2018. He will begin his 2-year term as a Director-at-Large for NANS immediately following the annual meeting in Las Vegas. Dr. Hunter has been working very closely with and for NANS for the last several years, particularly on the Advocacy and Policy Board were he has been serving as a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA).
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First DRG Stimulator Implant in the Country Performed in New York City! On April 8th, 2016, the Ainsworth Institute made medical history: Drs. Hunter and Lee implanted the very first DRG Stimulator in the entire country - right here in New York. The procedure took record time and the patient has discharged home just a few hours after the procedure was completed. The patient had been living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) for years after a work-related accident. Her previous pain doctor implanted her a traditional spinal cord stimulator several years prior which helped control her pain to a modest degree; however she was living with constant pain and had trouble sitting down or even walking. In 2015, she was referred to the Ainsworth Institute to see if further treatment could be recommended for her. Luckily, our doctors are part of…
The Ainsworth Institute is one of just 26 sites in the nation selected to start performing the cutting-edge technology! DRG Stimulation is a variation of traditional spinal cord stimulation. The difference is that the leads are a fraction of the size and are placed directly over the individual nerves of the spine, more specifically, the small structures that house the neurons themselves - the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG). The ACCURATE study (an FDA-approved clinical trial performed by leading pain physicians in the United States) was completed in 2015 and the results were presented at the North American Neuromodulation Society meeting in the same year. The results were impressive to say the least! It showed DRG was superior in almost way to traditional stimulation with better success rates and better overall pain relief. Dr. Hunter has been selected as one of the…
Dr. Hunter just performed the first Invisible Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) Trial in the state of New York! The Invisible Trial system was developed by St Jude Medical and presents a major leap forward for the technology. This device interfaces with Apple devices allowing patients the ability to control their pain relief with the touch of a finger. What's even more impressive is the trial is totally wireless! Read more about the Invisible Trial System...
Drs. Hunter and Lee presented at the joint meeting of the New York and New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NYSIPP & NJSIPP). Dr. Hunter lectured on the use of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) for Pelvic Pain. Dr. Lee was chosen to train physicians on the use of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of joint pain.
The Ainsworth Institute is proud to announce is has joined the CREATE-1 Study: CRPS Treatment Evaluation 1 Study - sponsored by Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. This is an FDA approved trial studying the effects of a new groundbreaking oral medication to treat CRPS. Enrollment will start shortly.
Our doctors continued their 2015 lecture circuit, this time in Miami. Dr. Lee joined an expert council from around the country discussing RFA for joint pain and Dr. Hunter spoke about Testosterone deficiency in patients on chronic opioids, spinal cord stimulation for headaches and neck pain, and stem cells for degenerative disc disease.
The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians is a not-for-profit organization representing interventional pain physicians across the country. The organization has been growing rapidly since 1998 and has had a substantial impact on the practice of interventional pain medicine. Read More