Dr. Daniel Batlan

Dr. Daniel Batlan of Las Vegas, Nevada

Dr. Daniel Batlan practices Pain Management at his clinic, "Specialized Pain Management", where he is the Director and Founder. Among the goals of his practice are the restoration of function and the relief of pain and suffering for his patients. Dr. Daniel Batlan works with several other specialists to provide quality treatment for all pain-related issues, including rheumatologists, neurologists, geriatricians, neurosurgeons, and internists. His offices are conveniently located in all corners of the Las Vegas Valley: Centennial (northwest), Summerlin (west), Maryland Parkway (east) and Henderson (south).

Daniel Batlan, MD, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his MD degree at Loyola University of Chicago, The Samuel Cardinal Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the John Hopkins Hospital, and a residency in Pain Management at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Daniel Batlan stays active when he is not busy with work. He enjoys going skiing, and likes to listen to various types of music, especially opera, classical music, and jazz. He also enjoys taking in modern art exhibits.

A Brief Overview of a Selective Nerve Root Block

Double certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Daniel Batlan, MD, MBA is the owner and founder of the Nevada-based practice Specialized Pain Management. In this capacity, he provides a wide range of services through multiple locations throughout Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Over the years, Dr. Daniel Batlan has developed exertise with a range of procedures, including epidurals, selective nerve root blocks, facet injections, discography, spinal column stimulation and joint injections.

A minimally invasive procedure, a selective nerve root block is used to reduce inflammation of the nerves in the foramina. The foramina are holes through which nerve roots emerge along the spine. These roots can sometimes become pinched by bone spurs or misaligned vertebrae, and this results in pain. A selective nerve root block injects a local anesthetic into these areas to reduce feelings of pain and manage nerve inflammation.

Performed in an outpatient setting, most selective nerve root block procedures take 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Using fluoroscopic X-ray for guidance, physicians insert a needle into the affected area of the spine, check that the placement is correct using a contrast dye, and inject the medication. Patients are then monitored to ensure their pain subsides. Selective nerve root blocks provide pain relief for up to several months.