About Barolat Neuroscience

Neurological treatments and pain management

If you are suffering from chronic pain, the team at Barolat Neuroscience is here to help. Neurological treatments are providing chronic pain sufferers like you with significant relief. Our neurosurgeon, Dr. Giancarlo Barolat, is one of the foremost physicians using neurostimulation therapy to treat chronic pain.

To make an appointment to discuss your chronic pain and neurostimulation, call our office at (303) 865-7800.

Our experienced neurosurgeon

Dr. Barolat is one of the pioneers of spinal cord stimulation pain management. An integral provider of neurological surgery within the HealthONE Physicians medical group, Dr. Barolat's expertise is based on four decades of experience and more than 8,000 surgical implantations of stimulators. He specializes in nerve and spinal cord stimulation to treat pain, paralysis, headaches, spasticity, dystonia, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and bladder dysfunction, plus many more.

Dr. Barolat has been practicing neurosurgery and neuromodulation in Denver, Colorado since June 2005. He has authored over 90 medical articles and book chapters, and he lectures nationally and internationally. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the American Association of Neurological Surgery and the North American Neuromodulation Society.

Patients come to our practice from around the world to work with Dr. Barolat and our dedicated neurosurgical team. Our comprehensive examinations help patients clearly understand their condition and treatment options in a safe and compassionate environment.

What is neurostimulation?

Neurostimulation therapy is the surgical approach to neuromodulation. This approach involves placing electrodes on the spinal cord or peripheral nerves. These electrodes connect to an implantable pulse generator (IPG) to send impulses to parts of your nervous system, hopefully correcting the abnormal electrical signals that cause you pain.

For some patients, the IPG provides a very meaningful reduction in pain. To see if this treatment method is right for your pain management, there is a trial period with a temporary IPG lasting one to four weeks to assess its effectiveness.

Neurological conditions we treat

We specialize in using neurostimulation to treat common conditions such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chronic back pain and sciatica
  • Complex regional pain syndromes
  • Foot pain
  • Intractable angina
  • Intractable headaches
  • Intractable pelvic pain such as interstitial cystitis
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Pain caused by peripheral vascular disease
  • Phantom limb syndrome or stump pain
  • Post-surgical pain (e.g.: hernias, orthopedic, foot)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (severe facial pain)

When to consider neurostimulation

The treatment of chronic pain conditions with neurological stimulators is indicated:

  • If you have chronic pain lasting more than six months
  • If post-surgical pain continues and no easily correctable pathology exists
  • If other therapeutic modalities (e.g.: medications, physical therapy or injections) have failed or caused undesirable side effects

Treating ‘untreatable’ headaches

Dr. Barolat specializes in using neurostimulation to treat patients suffering from debilitating and chronic migraines and intractable headaches that have not responded to other treatment modalities. If you have chronic headaches or migraines, you may have tried every possible drug and therapy available with no relief. You may be extremely sensitive to light and noise because these stimuli can trigger a migraine.

For these patients, the treatment allows them to return to normal life. The nervous system is a complex electrical network and this technology strategically sends impulses to various parts of it to correct abnormal electrical signals, thereby decreasing pain. Our goal is always to help reduce pain so you can live a healthy and fulfilling life.

What to Expect and FAQs

Our location

Barolat Neuroscience is located on the campus of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Our address is:

1601 E 19th Ave
Suite 3050
Denver, CO 80218

Phone: (303) 865-7800

Hours: We are open are Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Parking: There is free self-parking in our campus garages as well as nearby street parking.

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