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Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund

Pain Management
Greensburg, PA
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Greensburg, PA

Address

1275 South Main Street, Suite 103, Greensburg, PA, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

UPMC Health Plan

DNA Advanced Pain Treatment Center

Greensburg, PA

About

Bio

Dr. Navalgund obtained a Doctorate in Medicine in 1999 and continued on at the University of Virginia to complete an internship in General Surgery. He is board certified in Anesthesiology from the University of Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital, and is sub-specialty board certified from the West Virginia University Hospitals in Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Navalgund currently maintains a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery/Division of Pain Management at West Virginia University. Dr. Navalgund is President and CEO of DNA Advanced Pain Treatment Centers a multi-site minimally invasive chronic pain center. Dr. Navalgund is also CEO of PavilionX.com a multi-specialty surgical training facility in Pittsburgh, training hundreds of physicians and surgeons from around the globe annually.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English, Kannada

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicat... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
By RX only: You should gradually taper the dose only as prescribed by your doctor. If done correctly, withdrawal symptoms should not be an issue.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Depends: Many practices require a referral to get in. This is precautionary to help control drug trafficking and abusers. You should check with practices in y... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Blood vessel: Injections in the neck travel past many different blood vessels. Sometimes they can cause blood to track in arm. Other cause can be more severe. It... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Non Sense: No one immune to the effects of narcotics. Tolerance varies from person to person. Depending on you alcohol consumption in the past or even certain m... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Relax: Your best therapy is look up your doctor. Find out his/her reputation. Find out the history of the doctor. This will calm you down right away. Make... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Not normally: It is never advisable to crush Methadone unless advised by your physician prescribing it. Methadone tablets include Methadone but might also include ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Slow taper: It is not uncommon to experience fear and or anxiety while coming off of narcotics. The key is to keep support from friends and family strong and gr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
A few things: It is important to know how far post pregnancy. Back stretches and yoga help in the short run. Months later it might be a disc problem that occurred... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Basics: Rest, heat 20min on and 20min off, whirlpool hot tub and anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen based on your health. Discuss with a rehab or pain doctor be... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Back Exam: Have a doctor examine your back and get imaging of your back. Very often you can get these symptoms as a result of injury to your back, this is call... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Epidural Block: A very frequently used technique used for this condition. Vist your pain doctor for a proper evaluation and see if you qualify.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Absolutely: Gas causes expansion of your abdomen and leads to strain on your spine. Severe constipation can also lead to the same.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Depends: The type of shot and reason. Often back or neck injections are given in a series of 3. The range of dates may be what you are given.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
It depends: What you take depends on if you are treating inflammation or other pain generators. At the recommended doses excedrin can be helpful. Watch out for ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Depends: The answers rests in what your body can handle. If your health and medications you are on permit, it is always better to use blocks and other non nar... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Pancreas : Pancreatic symptoms can lead to this presentation. Referred back pain is a common finding. Given the fluid loss, and inability to drink, i highly re... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Yes: Panadol (acetaminophen) is a powerful pain killer that has effects on your liver. You should not take more than every 4 hours. This number would le... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Never stop abruptly: Avinza is controlled release morphine. This is potent narcotic. Never stop abruptly. If you do, serious withdrawal symptoms will arise. These usual... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Would depend: Your taper rate has a lot to do with symptoms. Slower rates such as over a week at a time have less symptoms. You should never taper without your phy... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Consult: Consult with your family doctor before adding any supplements to your diet. Drugs can interact!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund
Pain Management 23 years experience
Antibiotic Ointment: Use this to protect against infection. If it becomes red, swollen or more painful you will have to see your family doctor immediately. These can beco... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Navalgund is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Navalgund is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antillin
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

University of Pittsburgh

Residency

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Awards

Assistant Professor of Pain Medicine
Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist , Third Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Board of Pain Medicine
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