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Dr. Ramesh P. Kanuru MD, FACA

Dr. Ramesh P Kanuru MD, FACA

Medical Director
Board Certified in Pain Management
Board Certified in Anesthesiology

Dr. Kanuru is uniquely qualified to perform highly specialized pain management services and techniques. He has been practicing pain management in Northwest Indiana since 1981. Dr. Kanuru organized and started the first comprehensive pain management center in Northwest Indiana and served as it’s Director from 1981-1990.

Credentials and Experience:

Residency: Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Children’s Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Children’s Memorial Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Chicago, IL

MD:
Andhra University, Kakinada, India

Physician Choice Award:
Best Physician Award by the St. Francis Society

Hospital Affiliation:
Pinnacle Hospital, Southwest Surgery Center, Mokena Illinois St. Margaret Mercy Health Care Center and Community Hospital

Advanced Training:
Epidural steroid injections, IDET, nerve blocks, radiofrequency, joint injections, trigger-point injections for myofascial pain, spinal cord stimulation, implants

Licensure:
Illinois, Indiana

Board-Certified:
American Board of Anesthesiology, with Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management; American Academy of Pain Management

Fellow:
American College of Anesthesiologists

Member:
International Spinal Injection Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Indiana State Medical Society, President of Lake County Society

Former President of the Medical Staff:
St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, Hammond, IN

Megan Colburn RN, NP-C

Megan Colburn RN, NP-C

Megan graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1999. Following that I worked as a registered nurse on an orthopedic floor in a local hospital for 5 years while going back to school for my masters. I graduated from Purdue University with a Master of Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2004. I have been working with Dr. Kanuru’s practice since I graduated.

“Working for Kanuru Interventional Spine & Pain Institute has been very rewarding. Over the past several years I have been able to use my in depth knowledge of pain management to educate and treat patients. I work with staff that are truly caring and compassionate. At Kanuru Interventional Spine & Pain Institute you are in good hands!”

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"The injection therapy took most of the pain in the leg muscles and lower spine away." – Thomas H.
"I received the injection from Dr. Kanuru on a Thursday evening. By the following morning, my pain had completely gone away. I would recommend this procedure to anyone with severe lower back pain." – Jan N.
"I experienced immediate relief and was able to resume my normal activities in just a couple days. After four months of pain and difficulty walking, I feel great!" – Bonita H.
"I am able to proceed with normal activities without pain. -Jo Beach I had surgery on my back that consisted of two shots. Before the surgery, I was having numbness in my right leg, pains in my knees as well as in my back. It was extremely painful. After the first day, I had a little bit of pain in my back. As the week went on, I had more and more relief. After the second week, I started lifting heavy items. Since the shots, I have had no pain. Dr. Kanuru, Thank you." – Anthony Kozik Sr.
"I had a lot of pain after I was hurt on the job in October on the right side of my body. I received two shots from Dr. Kanuru and my pain started to go away. In about two weeks, the pain was completely gone on the right side of my body. Thank you Doctor." – Mike J.
"Since receiving the out patient procedure from Dr. Kanuru, I have noticed a great reduction of my pain. At first I didn’t think it would help very much, but I was surprised at the results." – Mike J.
"It is wonderful, I am able to sleep better and the pain in my legs is almost completely gone. It stops the pain in my legs, hips, and feet. I can sleep for longer periods of time. I can also drive and ride in a car which I could not do before having the spinal cord stimulator implanted." – Mike J.