ABOUT DR. STANLEY CHOU
Stanley K. Chou, M.D. is a board certified anesthesiologist as well as a board certified pain management specialist. Dr. Chou graduated from Guangzhou Medical College in Guangzhou, China. He completed his residency in internal medicine and anesthesiology at Monmouth Medical Center, New Jersey. He received the Robert Dripps Memorial award as the outstanding Graduate in anesthesiology of 1993. He went on to complete a fellowship in pain management at Robert Wood Johnson University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since then, Dr. Chou has been practicing anesthesia and pain management for over 25 years. Dr. Chou has acquired significant experience and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of acute and chronic pain conditions, including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), postherpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia, herniated disc disease, facet joint syndrome, sacro-iliac joint syndrome, post laminectomy pain syndrome, vertebral fracture pain, coccydynia, and cancer pain, along with many other pain syndromes.
Dr. Chou specializes in interventional pain management techniques often performed under a C-arm x-ray. Continuous peripheral nerve blocks with an infusion pump, interlaminar epidural injections, transforaminal nerve root injections, intra-articular zygapophyseal (facet) joint injections, diagnostic medial branch blocks, neuro-ablations with radiofrequency, discographies, intra-articular sacro-iliac joint injections, sympathetic ganglion blocks, kyphoplasties and vertibroplasties, spinal morphine pump implants, and spinal cord stimulator implants are just some of the many procedures Dr. Chou has expertise in and regularly performs.
Dr. Chou has a strong eastern and western medicine background. Additionally, he is certified in acupuncture. With a comprehensive knowledge in various pain-alleviation techniques, Dr. Chou is able to offer suitable treatments for many different types of complex pain syndromes.
Dr. Chou’s certifications include:
* Certification of American Board of Anesthesiology;
* Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management, ABA;
* Diplomate of American Board of Pain Medicine;
* Diplomate in Acupuncture by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Chou is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Society of Interventional Pain Management Physicians, and the Society for Pain Practice Management. He continues to acquire state of the art knowledge and evolving techniques in an effort to provide the best of care for his patients.
Dr. Chou was awarded “American Top Physicians in Anesthesiology and Pain Management” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America from 1998 to 2008.
Dr. Chou is happy to assist primary care physicians, surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractic doctors, oncologists, and other specialists in providing the best of holistic care for their patients.