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Dr. Carlos Viesca, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Viesca
Accepting new patients

El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group

1700 Murchison Dr El Paso, TX 79902

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(915) 533-7465

Dr. Carlos Viesca, MD is a pain medicine specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Autonomade Civdail Juavez in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and more.


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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viesca treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Viesca treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viesca treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Viesca treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viesca treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Viesca treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viesca treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Viesca treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viesca treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Viesca treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Viesca treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Viesca treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Viesca's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Dr. Viesca's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Viesca

2.8

Based on 63 reviews

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(27)
4 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
3 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
53.96825396825397%
(34)

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What People Say About Dr. Carlos Viesca, MD
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Long my appointment was at 1:30 and dr didnt see until a he later, long wait for short visit
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Mar 06, 2020
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Dr. Viesca was very polite and thorough.
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Charity Rakes – Oct 18, 2019
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Carrying and honest - the one difficulty is the wait to be seen but then this is the new norm - once on they’re professional and take care of their patients - there are some people who approach pain management with unrealistic expectations - no I’m not at zero but I’m also no loner at 8/9 - I can learn to live with 1/3. If I had surgery that level would be considered successful. No complaints and highly recommended- thanks
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Jul 16, 2019
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D. Viesca is a very patent, kind man. Excellent surgeon, making patients comfortable and relaxed. Very knowledgeable indeed !!!
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Debbie Harris in El Paso, TX – Dec 12, 2018
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I am a retired attorney. Dr. Carlos O. Viesca has been my PM for 15 years. He's treating me for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome that requires state of the art medical care that can only be obtained at a facility like his. I would like everyone to know that Ketamine effectively treats depression and pain. Ketamine therapy has given me my life back in a way that was not possible before starting treatment. I commend all the staff, nurses and doctors working with Dr. Viesca. They're kind and devoted
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Thomas Brown in El Paso, TX – Nov 14, 2018
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terrible No bedside manner, aloof, never talks to you, just does the procedure and he's always late. definitely would not recommend
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El Paso, TX – Nov 13, 2018
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I have been going to see De Viesca and other Drs in his clinic. They are all above and beyond other Dr's I have seen. I was so happy when the VA sent me to see him. He really cares about his patients and dose everything he can do help you get a better quality of life. He is so good that I even had my husband go to see him for his lower back problems he has had since he was very young. We need a lot more QUALITY CARING AND PROFESSIONAL Drs like the staff in Dr Viesca's team.
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Regina Renee` Smith in El Paso, TX – Oct 19, 2018
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After 1st not so positive visit, 2nd procedure was a far better experience and today 3rd visit was great. He by all means is an excellent Dr. My pain has almost gone away completely. Bed side manner and scheduling has improved greatly and the wait was not bad at all
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New York, NY – Jun 20, 2017
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I had an appointment with dr Viesca at 9:15 for a simple spinal injection and the doc did not come in until 12 o'clock. There all of his patients sat prepped and ready. We were also fasting. The staff were anxious and going around apologizing for something that occurs quite often. I left at about 1:30 and I was his third patient who knows what time the last was released. His nurse Terry was super!!!! Anesthesiologist and others were great too. I never really talked to the doc even though?
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San Antonio, TX – Apr 25, 2017
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Nightmare, they supposedly sedated me for a procedure and when it started I told them it really hurt and that I was not sedated, after screaming in pain they told me not to scream and asked for more sedation, they gave me more sedation still didn't work but never did they stop to wait for the sedation to take effect they just kept going. I was never sedated!!!! Had you told me the sedation might not take effect and that you wouldn't care either way I would never have consented.
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Marisol in El paso – Apr 19, 2017
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He is totally incompetent. He had no idea about my chronic condition, symptoms, signs, treatment..nothing!!! but he took the money for the consultation and he thinks he can play with people's lives and health. His nerve blocks are done poorly and have no effect. He will ask for urine test every time because he probably owns the lab and pockets the money. What a disgrace.
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Diana in El Paso, Tx – Jul 20, 2016
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The wait is so bad. My doctor leaves and I seen viesca for 1 year and then I he a letter that I'm doctor shopping when I only went to him and my primary so how is that possible. I would recommend my dog to go there. Very quick to judge there when you follow all the rules. What is doc shopping when I get my meds from him.. Very unprofessional
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Alamogordo – Mar 31, 2016
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Pressed issue for surgery. When I got an infection and informed him about it he ignored it and when I went to get my dressing changed I pressed the issue he ignored it. I had to go to the emergency room and have emergency surgery because I was developing an infection near my brain. He is an negligent Doctor, poor bedside manners, after emergency he pressed the issue for another surgery and when I refused he changed my treatment plan. When I sought out a second opinion he tried black balling me.
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Next Doc in El Paso, TX – Jan 08, 2016
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About Me

We will do our best to keep you from relying on control substances and offer you a holistic approach to treating your pain, if your idea of pain medicine is only a prescription for hydrocodone or similar medications, We are not your team!

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Umc/Ttuhsc
Residency Hospital
2002
Re Thomason/Ttuhsc
Residency Hospital
1999
Re Thomason Texas Tech University Health Sc
Internship Hospital
1996
University Autonomade Civdail Juavez
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group

El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group1700 Murchison Dr El Paso, TX 79902
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Del Sol Medical Center

El Paso, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

El Paso Specialty Hospital

El Paso, TX

Foundation Surgical Hospital Of El Paso

El Paso, TX

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

Las Palmas Medical Center

El Paso, TX

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Providence Memorial Hospital

El Paso, TX

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Sierra Medical Center

El Paso, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Sierra Providence East Medical Center

El Paso, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

The Hospitals Of Providence Transmountain

El Paso, TX

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average