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Dr. Robert Odell

Pain Management
the Lakes, NV
11 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

Las Vegas, NV
Directions

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Robert H. Odell, Jr. is the President and CEO of Neuropathy Pain Centers of America, headquartered in Las Vegas,NV. As a fellow of the Medical Scientist Training Program, he received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering fromStanfordUniversityin 1974 and his MD degree from Stanford in 1976. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at UCLA, and served as chief resident at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in 1982. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology (1983),AmericanAcademyof Pain Management (2001) and the American Board of Pain Medicine (2007) and a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (2008). Over the last several years,Dr. Odell has been working with some advanced electromedical devices which produce salutary effects for some of the most refractory pain management challenges. Treatment utilizes the Combined Electrochemical Block (CEB), which combines the clinical benefits of these Electronic Signal Treatment (EST) devices with interventional pain management techniques to produce dramatic patient outcomes in a wide variety of refractory neuropathic pain states, including low back pain, diabetic neuropathy, idiopathic neuropathy, failed spine fusion syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. He served as a staff anesthesiologist at Long Beach Community Hospital and Saint Bernardine's Medical Centerin the 1980s and early 1990s, where he assisted in developing an acute pain management and OB anesthesia programs. He has been practicing pain management in the Las Vegas and Phoenixareas since 2001. He was instrumental in the development of a neurodiagnostic test used in the clinic to detect the spinal level of the pain generator in neck and low back pain. He has extensive experience with a wide variety of non-interventional and interventional acute and chronic pain management techniques, including vertebral axial decompression and electroanalgesia. Dr. Odell is a member of the International Spinal Intervention Society (ISIS), American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

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Pain Management

Anesthesiology

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30 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Could be # of things: Your leg symptoms could be due to a variety of conditions. Your doctor can see you and do what we call a differential diagnosis: possible sources of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Yes, see an MD: Lightheadedness can be caused by a variety of medical issues, some serious. Depends on your age. The possibilities include 1) vascular isufficieny (no... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Anticoagulation: You must see your doctor, who may refer you to a vascular specialist, and be anti-cpagulated right away. Often the clot(s) will dissolve if no new on... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Leg swelling & pain: The calf will be painful, and you can have swelling in the feet, ankles, and possily the calf. You may also feel a thresd when palpating the back of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Rarely: I am a pain management physician in las vegas as well as an anestheisologist who takes care of surgical gallbladder patients. I am not aware of any r... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
See specialist: These may be unrelated, ormight be related. I would recommend 1) seeig your kidney doctor or whomever took care of the iunfection to make sure it is g... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
See PM MD ASAP: Low back pain only at night is a red flag. This could mean something serious is going on. Please see your family md or pain management md asap and ge... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Yes: Co2 is blown off very quickly since it equilibrates in the liungs and crosses the membrances very easily.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Vibrating Feeling : Vibrating feeling is unusual. You may have mralgia paresthetica, a dysfunction of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which comes out of the abdoment ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Stop drinking: What is your hisoty of alcohol consumption - chronic, episodic, etc? Usually tincture of time will allow symptoms to be self limited, but if you cont... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Get care right away: If you suspect a blood clot naywhere, you should seek immeidate medical care. Do not rely on the internet; i would recommend going to the emergency r... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
See an ENT doctor: At our age, this is very unusual., you need to see a specialist to see if you have any inner ear problems. Do you drink too much or use illegal subst... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Infectious cause: Likely caused by lice or mites. Make sure bedsheet are washed regularly.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Trazedone or amitryp: You may want to try low dose trazedone (50mg) or Amitriptyline (elavil) 25 mg. Make sure this is done under direction of a physician - start low and g... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
See urologist ASAP: That is perplexing. The blood clots are treated with anti-coagulation, so there is an increased risk of bleeding. I am not a urologist, however, so ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
If anticoagulated: You may do anything your doctor permits when under anticoagulation. My feeling is that flying is ok, since clot formaiton (which has a higher likelih... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Until death-call 911: If you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning (not just a hangover), call 911. This is very serious and they need emergency attention right away. Do ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
No, contact surgeon: Laparoscopy is very well tolerated so patients can go home the same day. If you are in extreme pain, you should contact your surgeon's office.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
See your family doc: Your symptoms may likely be related to mitral valve prolapse, a relatively benign condition but still requiring work up and care. Your doctor needs to... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
No: No, likely another cause (muscular, facet, disc, sacroiliac joint, or other structure is causing this).
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Possibly 2 problems: These may be independent problems. See your internist or GI doctor first to solve that, then see a pain management doctor who will be able to help yo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Maybe something else: Go see a hadache s[pecialist for a proper workup. Can be caused by allergies to foods, stress, unlikely a migraine (which is an overused diagnosis).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Very likely yes: Likely, yes. Compared to ibuprofen—whose side effects may include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain—paracetamol has fewer adverse gastrointestina... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Blood clot to lung: Blood clots in the leg are from venous stasis in the venous system - a little different than what causes a cva, which can be bleeding or a thrombus in... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
See your family MD: These may be symptoms of a serious problem(s); with the wide variety of symptoms you report, you should not rely on this venue for diagnosis/treatment... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Check diagnosis: Many headaches and neck pain are considered 'migrsaines:. Often times there are others cause, such a cervicogenic (coming from neck pain, usually fac... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Many reasons: The cause of the headaches can be multkiple - some serious, some not. Depends on your age, depends on what you mean by 'an unreasonable amount', depe... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Female organ cause: I am not a gyn md (pain md), but the cause is likely from the pelvic organs. You should have a full gyn exam(pelvic), and if the doctor suspects anyth... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 11 years experience
Seek medical care: If the headache is terrible, you should seek medical evaluation asap. It could be a serious vascular (but treatable) problem. The headache could also... Read More

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Jun 25, 2013
Great responses. Very impressive.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Odell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Odell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for that I was wondering if it could be pneumonia ?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduated 1976MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduated 1974MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduated 1974MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences
Graduated 1970MD

Medical/Graduate school

unknown
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Residency

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Residency

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Awards

Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, World Institute of Pain
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Class of 1946 Award, University of Pennsylvania

Affiliations

American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
American Academy of Pain Management
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