Put Abdominal Pain
Behind You

Dr.Skaribas & Nobilis Health

Solving the Chronic Abdominal Pain Puzzle*

Some of the most frustrated patients out there are suffering from persistent abdominal pain. Whatever the underlying condition — pancreatitis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), endometriosis, Crohn’s disease, cancer — 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. His more comprehensive, longer-term solutions include splanchnic sympathetic plexus blocks as well as spinal cord stimulation.


Abdominal Pain Treatment

Spinal Cord Stimulation

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 Spinal Cord Stimulation, a small neurostimulator is implanted, similar to a pacemaker, which emits a mild electric current disrupting pain signals to the brain. SCS is minimally invasive and most patients quickly return to a more active daily routine in the absence of pain.

While Spinal Cord 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. Spinal Cord Stimulation is an FDA approved procedure for chronic intractable pain of the torso and has been performed on more than 140,000 patients worldwide.*

Nerve Blocks for
Abdominal Pain

Intercepting pain signals and restoring health

Splanchnic sympathetic plexus blocks are also designed to interrupt pain transmission to the spine. A precisely targeted injection into the sympathetic chain contains a medication to treat the pain and to permanently eliminate the offending signals to the nerves. Pain relief is usually evident within hours of treatment and can last for a prolonged period of time.

Whether splanchnic sympathetic plexus blocks or Spinal Cord Stimulation is the answer for a given patient will depend on the nature of the underlying condition and the severity of the pain.

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

Abdominal 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.

Dr. Skaribas holds an ACGME accredited interventional fellowship in pain medicine and is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. More importantly, he has helped thousands of patients return to their life.*

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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.