Dr. Satish Dasari has been with Midwest Interventional Spine Specialists for over 17 years, since 2002. He has also served as Medical Director of Pain Management at St. Margaret Mercy/Franciscan Health Center. He is board certified in Anesthesiology along with a subspecialty certification in Pain Management. He is also certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Dasari has been further recognized by the World Institute of Pain and was awarded “Fellow of Interventional Pain.” This is conferred only to a select group of physicians after a rigorous testing process including the actual performance of interventional spine procedures.
Dr. Dasari received his medical degree from Gunter College in 1981. In 1982, he served as a Research Scientist at MIT. He served his Internship at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts (1983) and completed his Anesthesia Residency in 1986. Dr. Dasari then completed a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and Cardiac Anesthesia followed by an additional Fellowship at Harvard Medical School from 1987-1988.
Focus on Innovation
Dr. Dasari is passionate about treating his pain patients using the latest scientific and technological breakthroughs. Pain is a complex subject, and every patient is unique. Dr. Dasari believes in listening to his patients to understand how pain affects their daily lives. His goal is to improve function using multi-modal techniques. This may include physical therapy and minimally invasive interventional pain procedures on the spine along with medications.
Neuromodulation is an exciting technology that has advanced tremendously over the last decade. Dr. Dasari has been at the forefront of utilizing this minimally-invasive implant to reduce pain, since 1990. He implanted the first high-frequency spinal cord stimulator system in Northern Indiana. This leading-edge technology is meant to treat chronic pain, in the back and legs, that has failed conventional treatment, including surgery.
Dr. Dasari is also a Board-Certified Independent Medical Examiner. The State Board of Indiana for workers compensation will frequently request that he examine complex pain patients and give an independent assessment of their condition and recommend further care.
Speaking and Extra Activities
Dr. Dasari has been a speaker at various forums throughout the Chicagoland area and Indiana promoting interventional pain techniques to help improve daily function and well-being. He also regularly presents programs to educate peers on important regulations of pain medication.
In his spare time, he enjoys photography and taking on new adventures. In fact, Dr. Dasari and his wife recently climbed one of the tallest summits in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro. At left, is a picture of them at the highest point, 19,341 feet above sea level.