North American Physicians
Dr. Stanley Antolak is located in Minnesota and is a urologist formerly with the Mayo Clinic that has spent many years treating patients with pelvic pain. He performs pudendal nerve motor latency tests, guided nerve blocks, warmth detection threshold test (WDT) and administers the self care program.
The Center for Urologic and Pelvic Pain
Dr. Mark Conway is and ob / gyn that is the head of the obstetrics and gynecology department at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire. Dr. Conway has made multiple trips to Aix in Provence to learn the TIR surgical technique from Dr. Eric Bautrant and to learn Dr. Eric deBisschop's technique for EMG study of the pudendal nerve (pre-operatively and intra-operatively). Dr. Conway has partnered with Dr. Quesada (an anesthesiologist) and Lynne Assad (a physical therapist) to create the first comprehensive pudendal neuralgia treatment center in the country, offering conservative therapies, medication management, EMG studies, a surgical solution to treat pudendal nerve entrapment as well as comprehensive post-operative care.
OB / GYN Associates of Southern New Hampshire
30 Daniel Webster Highway, #30
Merrimack, NH 03054
Dr. Aaron Filler is a neurosurgeon that offers a pudendal neuralgia diagnosis as well as surgical treatment in Santa Monica, California. If you are interested in making an appointment, you can contact Dr. Filler directly through this appointment request form on his website.
Institute for Nerve Medicine
Center for Advanced Spinal Neurosurgery
2716 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 3082
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Toll Free: 866-41-NERVES
Dr. Allan Gordon, a neurologist with offices in Toronto, Ontario, performs guided nerve blocks to treat PN / PNE.
The Wasser Pain Management Centre
Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Avenue, Rm. 1160
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA MSG 1X5
Dr. Michael Hibner is a surgical gynecologist St. Joseph's Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics / Gynecology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine.
Arizona Center for Chronic Pelvic Pain
St. Joseph's Medical Center
800 W. Thomas, Suite 800
Pheonix, AZ 85013
Dr. Sheldon Jordan is a California based neurologist that performs diagnosis with manuel examinination, guided nerve blocks and performs the pudendal nerve motor latency test.
2811 Wilshire Boulevard, #800
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310-829-5968, ext. 244
Dr. Stephen Irving Mann, based in California, performs the pudendal nerve motor latency test.
2801 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Dr. Eduardo Quesada is an anesthesiologist in Manchester, New Hampsire. Dr. Quesada manages medication, performs CT guided nerve blocks, and does localized injections. Dr. Quesada has partnered with Dr. Conway (an ob / gyn) and Lynne Assad (a physical therapist) to create the first comprehensive pudendal neuralgia treatment center in the country, offering conservative therapies, medication management, EMG studies, a surgical solution to treat pudendal nerve entrapment as well as comprehensive post-operative care.
Pain Management Center
The Elliot Hospital
One Elliot Way
Manchester, NH 03103
Dr. David Redmond is a physiatrist that performs pudendal nerve motor latency tests in South Carolina.
Dr. Ken Renney is the diagnostic physician and coordinator for patients wanting to have treatment in Houston, Texas. Other members of the Houston Team include Dr. Charles Popeney (Neurologist), Dr. James Murphy (Radiologist), and Dr. Lee V. Ansell (Neurosurgeon).
Houston Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Associates, P.A.
2500 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77063
Dr. Jerome Weiss is a urologist in San Francisco, California that is a leader in conservative treatments for pudendal neuralgia. He performs nerve blocks, physical therapy, trigger point injections and heparin injections.
The Pacific Center for Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction
1199 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Richard Marvel is a Gynecologist specializing in pain management in women and men. He is currently able to provide diagnosis and treatment for pudendal neuralgia. He is able to provide pudendal nerve blocks, warm detection threshold testing (WDT), and pudendal nerve motor latency tests. He performs the transgluteal approach to surgery with conservation of the sacrotuberous ligament. He has performed cases with Dr. Eric Bautrant in France, Dr. Antolak in Minnesota, and Dr. Jim Campbell, neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgery and is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is currently offering Botox injections as well.
6569 North Charles Street
Physicians Pavilion West Suite 705
Towson, MD 21204
132 Holiday Court, Suite 210
Annapolis, MD 21401
Dr. Fred Howard provides diagnosis of pudendal neuralgia and works with an interventional radiologist who does pudendal nerve blocks. His contact information is:
Prof. Thierry Vancaillie is currently doing PNE surgery after working with Dr. Bautrant in France.
Prof. Vancaillie has an International reputation for innovative procedures in gynaecology. He is Assoc. Professor of endogynaecology.
The clinic is known as the Pudendal Nerve Diagnostic and Treatment Unit
Royal hospital for Women, Randwick, NSW.
Prince of Wales Hospitals.
Tel: = 02 9382 6557 (if calling from Australia)
- +61 2 9382 6557 (if calling from outside Australia)
Dr. Les Roberts is a neurologist in Melbourne Australia. He is available to conduct the pudendal nerve motor latency testing.
Dr. Les Roberts
St Vincent's Health
P O Box 2900
Tel: (03 94191933)
Dr. Tim Pavy is a PN aware doctor and is the head of the Anesthesia and Pain Management at King Edward Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Tim Pavy Head of Anaesthesia & Pain Management
King Edward Memorial Hospital
Tel: + 61 8 9340 2222 (if outside Australia)
08 9340 2222 (within Australia)
Dr. Peter Courtney is a Pain Management specialist who also is very PN aware. His practice includes General Pain Medicine utilising diagnostic and theapeutic injections of spine and sympathetic nerves. Radiofrequency neurotomy, trigger point therapy and hypnotic relaxation techniques.
There are also a limited number of physicians around the world treating pudendal neuralgia and pudendal nerve entrapment:
Dr. Gérard Amarenco is a neurologist that administers nerve blocks for PN patients.
Rééducation Neurologique et Explorations Périnéal
Dr. Andrew Baranowski is a urogynecologist that performs nerve blocks. He generally is in the practice of diagnosing and treating uro-genital pain related issues.
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG
Phone: 020 7837 3611
Dr. Eric Bautrant is a pelvic surgeon in France who performs the trans-ischio-rectal fossa approach to pudendal nerve decompression surgery. This approach requires a small vaginal incision in women and a small incision between the anal area and scrotum for men. Usually the sacrospinous ligament is partially severed to relieve the compressed nerve but the sacrotuberous ligament is spared. To read more about his procedure click on this link: http://www.perineology.com/files/pne_bautrant.pdf
It is best to contact him through e-mail.
Dr. Eric Bautrant
Dr. James Beco is a perineologist who performs pudendal nerve decompression surgery using the perineal approach. As a modification to Prof. Shafik’s perineal procedure, Dr. Beco opens the “clamp” between the sacro-spinal and sacro-tuberous ligaments. It is not a true “clamp” but actually a space closed by a fascia called the “fascia lunata”. After opening this fascia from the coccyx to the ischion there is a large space between the 2 ligaments where the nerve can move freely. He does not believe it is necessary to cut the ligaments to free the nerve. At the end of the surgery he separates the pudendal nerve from the sacro-spinal ligament which can be a difficult procedure. Link to overview of Dr. Beco’s procedure: http://www.perineology.com/files/iuga2006-poster-beco.pdf
Dr. Beco’s contact information:
9a Avenue Hanlet
Phone: 00 32 / 87 23 01 69
Fax: 00 32 / 87 23 04 69
Dr Jean-Pierre Spinosa practices in Swizterland and uses Prof. Shafik’s technique for PNE decompression.
FMH gynécologie et accouchements
Médecin Chef adjoint Hôpital de Morges
Anc. Médecin associé, Unité de périneologie, Hôp. Univ. Genève
Rue des Terreaux 2
1003 - Lausanne - Suisse
00 41 21 3290980
Professor Roger Robert leads a team of physicians from Nantes, France that diagnose and treat pudendal neuralgia. Prof. Robert developed the trans-gluteal technique for surgical release of the nerve. This team of physicians includes Dr. Labat, a neurologist that performs EMG, pudendal nerve motor latency testing and other tests to confirm the presence of PNE. Dr. Riant is an anesthesiologist that performs nerve blocks and assists in the diagnosis effort. Dr. Guerineau is a Kinestherapist and physical therapist that through his techniques, reduces muscle spasm thereby decreasing a patient's pain level. Since contact is only available via mail, please include your name, date of birth, address, phone number, a history of your symptoms, treatments that you have tried, and an e-mail address, if available.
Professor Roger Robert
c/o Dr. Maurice Bensignor
Centre Catherine de Sienne
2 Rue Eric Tabarly
44202 NANTES CEDEX
Dr. Bruno Roche leads a team of physicians from Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Roche is a surgeon specializing in coloproctology and perineal surgery. He was trained by Professor Robert in the trans-gluteal technique of surgical decompression. He works closely with Dr. Alex Cahana, an anesthetist and chief of the pain clinic. Dr. Cahana specializes in pain evaluation and infiltrations. Dr. Joan Robert-Yak performs pudendal nerve motor latency testing and handles any neuromodulation treatment that may be required.
Unité de Proctology
Hopitaux Universitaire de Geneve
1211 Geneve 14
Phone: +41 22 372 79 34
Fax: +41 22 372 79 09
Dr. Eric de Bisshop is a pelvic neurologist who pracitices in Aubagne close to Marseille, France. He performs EMG’s and does EMG guided pudendal nerve and ilioinguinal nerve blocks. He works with surgeon, Dr. Thomas Perez who performs PNE decompression surgery using the trans-vaginal approach for women.
Dr. de Bisshop works with his wife, Dr. Rajeshree Nundall who uses angiology to assess the pudendal blood vessels. If there is a pudendal nerve entrapment the blood vessels will also be entrapped since they travel alongside each other. Angiology confirms EMG testing and gives information about tissues including scar tissue after surgery. This is a link to Dr. Nundall’s scientific paper:http://www.perineology.com/files/doppler-nundlal.pdf
This is Dr. de Bisshop’s contact information – the best way to contact him is through e-mail:
55, avenue des Goums
Phone 00 33 442 163 395