Ajay Antony, MD, Performs First DRG Stimulation

Dr. Ajay Antony performed the very first Dorsal Root Ganglion or DRG stimulation procedure at UF Health on October 31, 2016. In 2016, He and the UF Health Pain Medicine faculty were a few of the less than 400 physicians in the country who had been trained in DRG stimulation.

DRG stimulation is a new procedure to treat chronic pain was approved by the FDA in 2016. With the help of an x-ray, DRG stimulation allows the physician to insert leads over the DRG target-specific regions in the lower body to modulate pain signal transmission. This type of surgery improves functionality, decreases the need for prescription drugs, and allows some patients to have a drug-free and less painful quality of life.