Interventional Pain Management Program Opens at Oklahoma Heart Hospital South

Pain Management Specialist Dr. Rico Guerra Leads Team

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Heart Hospital Physicians (OHHP) announced the appointment of pain management specialist Dr. Rico A. Guerra to the OHHP office located at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus. With his appointment comes the creation of the Interventional Pain Management department, headed by Dr. Guerra.

Dr. Guerra is fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Management and specializes in managing the full spectrum of chronic pain conditions. He and his team use the most advanced and safest interventional treatment techniques currently available.

“Dr. Guerra brings a dynamic new dimension to the treatment options available to our patients at Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus,” said OHH CEO Dr. John Harvey. “Through his proven expertise, innovation, and technology in the emerging field of pain management he adds to the multi-disciplinary concept of care we are building on the South Campus that includes cardiovascular medicine and surgery, vascular surgery, pulmonology expertise and neurological services.”

Interventional Pain Management is the discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain-related disorders. Dr. Guerra and his team concentrate on the application of interventional techniques in managing sub-acute, chronic, persistent and intractable pain, independently or in conjunction with other types of treatments. Common causes or types of pain include headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, spinal stenosis, sciatica, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), and motor vehicle and work related injuries.

Dr. Guerra earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, and completed his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. His fellowship training in interventional pain management was completed at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and comes to Oklahoma Heart Hospital Physicians from St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.

In July 2010, Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates became OHH Physicians, growing to one of the largest cardiovascular specialty physician groups in the nation. Oklahoma Heart Hospital Physicians has 55 physicians working in 40 clinics throughout Oklahoma including Oklahoma Heart Hospital and Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus. OHH Physicians specialize in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, electrophysiology, vascular medicine and pulmonology.