Dr. Wynndel T. Buenger, MD

Dr. Wynndel T. Buenger, MD

Anesthesiology | Male | 51 years old

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Chronic pain is a complex medical condition which can affect the physical, mental, social, and economic well-being of patients, and their loved ones. I believe in using a multi-disciplinary care approach in treating my patients. This includes evaluating and diagnosing patients, and then developing a plan of care. Many times, this may require; Lab work, Imaging studies, such as MRI, Cat scan, Bone scan, or x-rays, and EMG/NCS. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, we then can put together a treatment plan which may include a combination of the following ; Injections, medications, physical therapy, psychological counseling, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pain pump, or if necessary, referral to a specialist such as neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, psychologist, or endocrinologist.Read more

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Dr. Wynndel Buenger graduated from the St. Louis University of Medicine in 1991. He continued his education with post graduate...Read more

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Dr. Buenger says...

Dr. Wynndel Buenger graduated from the St. Louis University of Medicine in 1991. He continued his education with post graduate training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. While in training, Dr. Buenger was decorated with awards and honors including Magna cum Laude, Chemistry; Outstanding Junior and Senior, American Institute of Chemistry; Leopard Marcus Award, American Chemical Society; Best Anesthesia Resident Award, Cleveland Clinic; and Outstanding Resident, Akron Children's Hospital. Dr. Buenger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He travels the United States educating Physicians in Spinal Cord Stimulation, Intrathecal Drug Therapy, Vertebral Augmentation, Vertebroplasty, and Radiofrequency Ablation. He holds staff privileges at Alton Memorial Hospital and Jersey Community Hospital.

Dr. Buenger's Care Philosophy

Chronic pain is a complex medical condition which can affect the physical, mental, social, and economic well-being of patients, and their loved ones. I believe in using a multi-disciplinary care approach in treating my patients. This includes evaluating and diagnosing patients, and then developing a plan of care. Many times, this may require; Lab work, Imaging studies, such as MRI, Cat scan, Bone scan, or x-rays, and EMG/NCS. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, we then can put together a treatment plan which may include a combination of the following ; Injections, medications, physical therapy, psychological counseling, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pain pump, or if necessary, referral to a specialist such as neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, psychologist, or endocrinologist.

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I keep up on all of the current pain management treatments, procedures, and medications by attending seminars and meetings, and reading journals, and articles. also teach other doctors many of the procedures that I do including; Spinal Cord Stimulation, Intrathecal Pain Pump implantation and management, Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Radiofrequency Ablation, Percutaneous Discectomy, and Discography.

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I do an average of 60-80 procedures per week between my Alton, and Stone Falls offices, and hospital procedures. This allows me to keep my skill level up. I also teach many of the procedures that I do to other pain management physicians.

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  •  Specializes in Anesthesiology
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    St Louis University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection