Dr.Skaribas & Nobilis Health

Solving the Hand & Foot Pain Puzzle*

Some of the most frustrated patients out there suffer from hand and foot pain. Whatever the underlying condition, usually complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), all too often doctors simply treat the symptoms with meds and send their patients home to continue the struggle.

Dr. Skaribas, partnered with Nobilis Health in Houston, Texas, offers a different approach. Their more comprehensive, longer-term solution of DRG  Stimulation has an extremely high success rates for patients suffering from swollen arms and legs; severely fluctuating skin temperature; tingling or burning sensations, and other painful symptoms.

DRG Spinal Stimulation

Putting Patients in Control

This innovative, breakthrough procedure is performed at Nobilis Health, a top-of-the-line facility where patients are more than a name on a prescription pad.

With Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation, a small neurostimulator is implanted, similar to a pacemaker, which emits a mild electric current disrupting pain signals to the brain. DRG is minimally invasive and most patients quickly return to a more active daily routine in the absence of pain.*

With DRG Stimulation, patients are in the driver’s seat: the DRG remote allow users to turn the system on or off, and to finesse the level of electrical stimulation to meet their particular needs and preferences.* As always, Nobiis staff will be on hand to offer advice or instruction.

Proven Pain Relief*

Resulting from Decades of Research

Mounting evidence over the years has supported the hypothesis that nerves are capable of carrying two signals at once. With DRG spinal stimulation, a neural message of pain on its way to the brain is overtaken and canceled out by a competing message, a mild electric current from a neurostimulator implanted in the patient’s dorsal root ganglion.*

While DRG Stimulation may not work for everyone, it’s the solution for about two-thirds of patients with this type of chronic pain.* The procedure is reversible and considered quite safe. DRG Stimulation is an FDA approved procedure for chronic intractable pain of the extremities.*

“After suffering for years with chronic intractable burning nerve pain I made an appointment with Dr. Skaribas. After going over my pain history he recommended the DRG spinal stimulator. I’ve literally tried every modality in search of pain relief. My pain is now under control and I have my life back.”

– Verified Vitals Patient Review

Spinal Cord Stimulation

The Trial Run

Making Sure DRG Spinal Stimulation
Is Right For You

A trial run is standard protocol to make certain that DRG is going to be an effective solution for the patient. The device’s temporary lead is fluoroscopically positioned just as it would be for a permanent implant, but is connected to an external generator usually worn on a belt. For the next several days, the patient tests how well DRG Stimulation works whenever he or she experiences pain.

Only after the doctor discusses the results carefully with a patient can he make a decision whether to proceed with permanent implantation.*

Those whose pain is improved by at least half during the trial run are good candidates for a permanent DRG Stimulation device. The final procedure is minimally invasive and most patients return to a normal routine within 24 hours.*

First Surgical Hospital

Leading Healthcare Facilities

Nobilis Health manages more than 60 ambulatory care centers, clinics, and hospitals in 7 states, including First Surgical Hospital and Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital.

Nobilis Health partners with board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons who focus on minimally invasive surgery. We empower our partner physicians with the cutting-edge technology and highly specialized staff they need to deliver the highest quality care to patients.

Other Conditions Treated by a Nobilis Health Physician

Back Pain

Woman sitting at her computer with neck pain

Neck Pain

X-ray of spinal stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Sciatica pain


Person with pain in their arm

Arm & Leg Pain

Pelvic pain

Pelvic Pain

Return to Life

Chronic Pain is not “Natural”

It’s amazing in this era of advanced medical care that anyone would resign themselves to a life of discomfort if not outright suffering.

The experts at Nobilis have helped  thousands of patients return to their life and they’re are ready to help you too.*

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*Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare
program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications.