As the only expert in Houston trained to perform the Migraine Procedure (also known as the Omega or Reed Procedure), Dr. Skaribas is a nationally known expert in Spinal diagnostics and therapeutics, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation and Interventional Pain Management, for conditions that others struggle to treat. Some of his primary expertise include intractable back/neck/extremity pain as a result of spine surgeries, CRPS1-2, Intractable chronic abdominal and Pelvic pain as well as treatment of debilitating Migraine Headaches.
A Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is a type of implantable neuromodulation device that is used to send electrical signals to select areas of the spinal cord (dorsal columns) for the treatment of certain pain conditions.
DRG therapy offers a new option for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Recently approved by the FDA, DRG treats adults with moderate to severe difficult-to-treat chronic pain caused by CRPS of the lower limbs.
The Migraine Procedure (Trial/Implantation) utilizes Bilateral Supraorbital and Occipital Neurostimulation for treatment of intractable Migraine headaches as well as all severe Primary Holo-cephalic Headaches
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections involve a Fluoroscopically guided Injection of cortisone into the cervical epidural space to provide anti-inflamatory therapeutic effect to irritated spinal nerves of the cervical spine.
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections (Interlaminar): Injection of a corticosteroid into the lumbar epidural space under fluoroscopic guidance to provide anti-inflammatory therapy to irritated lumbar spinal nerves.
Dr. Skaribas is among the first physicians in the U.S. to offer the Vertiflex treatment. He trains other phsicians on the procedure and has peformed this minimally invasive surgery more than any other Houston doctor.
A facet joint injection is a 10-20 minute outpatient procedure that can effectively relieve lower back pain in the sacroiliac and gluteal regions of the spine with the application of steroids and local anesthetics.
Often a group of nerves that cause pain to a specific body region can be blocked with the injection of medication. These injections of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroids directly to the area of the affected nerve cluster can significantly help with pain control.