WATCH: Florida Pain Institute’s Dr. S. Kamal Fetouh Talks About Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine
By Space Coast Daily // October 16, 2017
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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Florida Pain Institute’s Dr. S. Kamal Fetouh talks about cancer rehabilitation medicine, his background and contributions to the practice.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Constant pain can seriously impair a person’s life. It can lead to loss of employment, isolation from family and friends, even severe depression.
At Florida Pain, they strive to reduce or eliminate the acute and chronic pain suffered by our patients using the latest techniques available. The treatments are geared toward relieving pain while at the same time taking into account the patients overall health and lifestyle.
Florida Pain is a multi-service facility that offers the following Pain Management consultation and management services for acute and chronic pain to include:
• X-ray guided epidural injections
• Facet blocks
• Radiofrequency ablation
• Percutaneous disc decompression
• Spinal cord stimulators
• Implantable infusion pumps
If you are one of the millions who suffer from pain, you should be aware that there are more treatment options available now than ever before. To make an informed decision about your treatment, you should first gain an understanding of your specific condition.
People develop pain for many reasons. Acute pain can be from a recent injury, surgery, or medical illness. This pain can typically be managed immediately and will more than likely improve in a short period of time.
In some instances, your primary care physician may refer you to a pain management physician to manage your pain while you are healing.
If you have persistent pain, pain that gets worse over time, or pain that persists after the healing process should be over, you may have what is classified as chronic pain. Again, your primary care physician may refer you to a pain management physician.
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Cancer pain related to surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or the tumor itself can also be managed by a pain management physician in conjunction with the referring oncologist.
Our physicians and staff are committed to providing a high standard of care. Your initial visit with our physicians will include a comprehensive evaluation, review of your medical records, and discussion of an individualized diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plan.
Should one of your physicians recommend a procedure, we will assist in obtaining an insurance authorization if necessary.
Florida Pain’s Dr. S. Kamal Fetouh Highly Trained and Qualified
Dr. S. Kamal Fetouh attended medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada. During his time at St. George’s, he had the opportunity to learn from different cultural groups all over the world.
He completed his Hospital rotations in St. George’s, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Staffordshire, England; Dudley, England; Trenton, NJ including a prison ward, Pontiac MI; Detroit, MI.
Through his rotations he gained knowledge of different medicine treatments, modalities, and a broad range of diseases and pathologies in multiple cultural groups. During Medical School he also excelled at teaching others, and was a Histology tutor.
Dr. Fetouh completed his Residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he served as chief resident. During his residency he also rotated through multiple hospitals and clinics to gain experience.
He then accepted a fellowship at Memorial sloan kettering cancer center in New York where he trained at MSKCC hospital and Cornell Presbyterian, NYU Langone hospital.
As a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson University Rehabilitation Medicine Residency program and the Pain Medicine Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, he is boarded in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.
For the past four years Dr. Fetouh has been the Medical Director of the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Cancer Rehabilitation Center. He was also the founder and Fellowship Director of one of only four fellowships in the entire United States.
Dr. Fetouh’s treatment strategy is often multimodal. He will often collaborate with a team of specialists to provide comprehensive treatments for his patients. Treatments for pain management, cancer-related impairments, and disability can include a combination of physical, occupational, and/or lymphedema therapy.
Also assistive devices, orthotics, prosthetics, medications, patient education as well as other agents to optimize patients’ function and improve their overall quality of life.
He routinely performs fluoroscopically guided interventions including lumbar epidural steroid injections, lumbar facet injections, sacroiliac and hip injections, frozen shoulder release, and lumbar sympathetic blocks.
Dr. Fetouh enjoys traveling, playing drums, snorkeling, paddle sports, helping others, and spending time with family and friends.
Florida Pain Institute has six locations to serve you, including: Merritt Island at 595 North Courtenay Parkway, Suite 101; Pineda at 5545 N Wickham Road, Suite 104; Palm Bay at 490 Centre Lake Drive NE, Suite 200B; Titusville at 7455 South US Highway 1; Viera at 8075 Spyglass Hill Road, Suite 100; and Melbourne at 307 E. New Haven Avenue.
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