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Crispino Santos, MD, FIPP
Dr. Crispino Santos is the President and founder of Interventional Pain Medicine. He attended medical school at the Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. Dr. Santos did his post-doctoral residency training in general surgery and anesthesiology at King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He also did one year of advanced anesthesiology fellowship at University of South Florida-Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He practiced nine years in Mason City, Iowa where he started the cardiac anesthesia program and also established the Pain Management Center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Santos moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and joined Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center in February, 1998 to practice as a full time interventional pain physician. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Pain Medicine, and American Board of Pain Management. He is also board certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Santos is a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice and re-certified in Pain Medicine by American Board of Anesthesiology. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures for treatment of spinal pain and other complex chronic pain conditions. He is experienced in spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, radiofrequency lesioning, minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) procedure, disc decompression (dekompressor and nucleoplasty), IDET, spinal infusion pumps, discography and other cutting-edge treatments. He is also trained in endoscopic microdiscectomy and lumbar facet fusion.

Dr. Santos is an active member of World Institute of Pain, International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, International Neuromodulation Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and American Academy of Pain Management.

Franco M. Lee, MD
Receiving his medical degree from De La Salle University College of Medicine in Cavite, Philippines, Dr. Lee later completed his residency in anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was then awarded a pain fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he received additional training.

In 2006, Dr. Lee joined the team of medical professionals at Southern Nevada Pain Center in Las Vegas as a pain physician. With his conscientious and compassionate approach to care, he treats patients with chronic pain and other disorders. Dr.Lee joined the medical staff of Interventional Pain Medicine on June 1, 2008. Dr. Lee is married with four children.