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Dr. Bojan Pavlovic

Anesthesiology
Geneva, IL
21 years experience male

Locations

Geneva Pain Specialists

Geneva, IL

Address

1000 S. Randall Road, Suite 225, Geneva, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

6308454098

About

Bio

Anesthesiologist and internist with fellowships in cardio thoracic anesthesia and interventional pain management

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

30 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
May not be source of: Very common to have abnormalities in one area of back on MRI and have source of pain be in a different structure, facet blocks are usually test blocks... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes. The issue would be over sedation and if not taken at the same time then it should be of no issue.
A member asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
No: It is not normal to have numbness that long as local anesthetic effects do not last for that long as that is what causes numbness from those blocks, i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Maybe: A far lateral approach to an interlaminar epidural has been shown to provide anterior spread and likely works as well as a transforaminal epidural inj... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Depends: Withdrawal can last up to a week but there is an abstinence syndrome which is mostly psychological that can last up to 6 months. Weaning by 50% every ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Yes: It can especially if there is a loss of vertebral body height associated the fracture. This can lead to narrowing of the canal that the nerves come ou... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Indirectly: Stress and anxiety related to it can exacerbate pain and muscle tension as well as overly aggressive sex and certain sexual positions when sustained w... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Should be checked: Rock hard abdomen can mean the lining of the abdominal cavity is irritated as well as other potential issues that need to be evaluated when pregnant. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Yes: I would think so if you were taking it for something other than it was prescribed, especially if the area of pain is in a region distinct from initial... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Maybe: If you have hepatitis than i would avoid medications such as this.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Yes: You do not want to wear it more than 12 hours as wearing it all the time causes one to be resistant to it, as long as you do this you can wear it as l... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Many: The causes are numerous and depend on associated symptoms. Tenderness can be due to ribs which are in the area. Other symptoms can be due to internal... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
No: Mechanism of tylenol (acetaminophen) not exactly known but it is not considered an anti-platelet medication and so does not cause an increased tendenc... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Disc issue or muscle: Likely muscle strain but possibly an aggravated disc. Very common in younger people. Conservative measures like heat and nsaids. Then consider therap... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Number of sources: May be a disc issue although other things can cause this such as lio-inguinal nerve compression or sacro-iliac joint or even facet joint.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Maybe: The sooner you stop prior to delivery the less likely the baby will have withdrawal or an abstinence syndrome. Would advise cutting back slowly starti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Depends on trimester: During 1st trimester always bet to avoid meds. Later on tylenol (acetaminophen) is okay and technically speaking an opioid antitussive should be okay.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Get options from doc: It is not always clear that a bulging disc is a "pain generator" as many people with no pain will have them. Should get detailed history and physical ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Yes: Bulging discs seen on MRI does not mean pain is always from the level. Very important to do detailed exam and see if bulging disc and pain are cincor... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Unlikely if no other: Back pain can be caused by many of the physiologic changes related to ligament laxity, position during delivery, descent of baby down birth canal, as ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Maybe: If sever than it can. Especially if straining to have bowel movements which increases abdominal pressure as well as pressurizing the discs. X-rays may... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Never normal: Back pain is never normal but it is fairly common. Important to keep a diary of pain location and whether or not it travels anyware such as to your le... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Not exactly: When it comes to opioids or narcotics it is the dose that determines strength when comparing medications. However, oxycodone is a direct agonist or st... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Possibly: The idea behind doing any injection is to facilitate therapy as a means to recovery. The goal is not to mask pain so that a person can go back to doin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Many: Loss of bone density, hormonal changes such as fatigue, loss of libido, immune suppression, dependence, possibility of addiction to name a few of the ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Yes: Depending on the level where it was injected and how it was performed it could, the higher the spinal, the more likely it could contact the spinal cor... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Intercostal neuralgi: Pain likely related to inflammation or irritation of nerves which travel under ribs. Need to be sure that it is not related to inflammation or infecti... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
30-60 minutes: Would wait at least 30-60 minutes. Good combo as one is entirely opioid and other has non opioid and neuropathic pain benefits.
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
TMJ: Likely a TMJ problem but need to rule out other issues like cavities and dental problems.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Therapy: I would say physical therapy and possibly manual manipulation therapy. Manila decompression can be good option as well. If back pain is from the spin... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pavlovic is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pavlovic is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes I have heard great things about radiofrequency ablation
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL CENTER, FAIRVIEW

Awards

Top Anesthesiologist, Second Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
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