3702 Washington Street, Suite 101
Hollywood, Florida 33021

(954) 272-BACK (2225)

Vania E. Fernandez, M.D.

Vania-fernandezBoard Certified Anesthesiologist and Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Specialist

Dr. Fernandez is a Medical Doctor, Board certified in Anesthesiology and Fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Fernandez received her training at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital. She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals at Broward Spine Institute work together to provide a full range of treatments for patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain.

Dr. Fernandez worked as Faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she was involved in Research, Teaching and Clinical Care. She has published numerous articles and written several book chapters. She has had affiliations with The University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, The Sylvester Cancer Research Center, The University of Miami Outpatient Pain Management Center and the Miami VA Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez is a Founding Faculty Member of the new Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

She has treated pain originating from every area of the body. Her goal is to relieve, reduce or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions. She also strives to help patients return to their activities of daily living without heavy reliance on medications.

Interventional Pain Management Treatments

Interventional Pain Management: A discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain disorders.

Interventional Pain Management can be an excellent alternative for patients who have not found relief from other treatment methods. These procedures may be the solution for patients suffering from chronic pain. Dr. Fernandez offers a wide array of treatments as part of a multimodal care plan in our state of the art facility:

  • Epidural steroid injections (cervical/thoracic/lumbar)
  • Nerve root, and medial branch blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Discography
  • Radiofrequency Ablation/Rhizotomy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Percutaneous Discectomy/Nucleoplasty
  • Intrathecal pumps
  • Celiac Plexus Block and Neurolysis
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Facial nerve blocks
  • Trigeminal nerve blocks
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Pudendal Nerve Block
  • Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • BOTOX for migraines
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
  • Cement Fixation for Vertebral Fractures
  • PRP/Stem Cells

Conditions treated include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Post laminectomy pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Chronic pain due to cancer
  • Post-traumatic Pain
  • Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sacroilitis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Vulvodynia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Vaginal Pain
  • Refractory Migraines
  • Coccydynia