Dr. Hamza specializes in the treatment of chronic neck and spine pain, as well as pelvic, abdominal and neuropathic pain. He is a recognized pioneer in the use of spinal cord stimulation and pain pump technology, but his specialty is matching the right treatment to each patient. That may include nerve blocks, radio frequency ablation, injections and other minimally invasive techniques.
He is well known for a highly personalized approach that involves caregivers and family when needed. “Chronic pain does not get the same attention that other conditions do, and patients may go from specialist to specialist,” he says. “My patients have seen as many as seven other doctors before they see me. They are dealing with emotional distress as well as extreme physical pain.”
Dr. Hamza received his Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology and his medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt. He completed an internship at University Hospital, College of Medicine, at Cairo University, followed by residencies in Anesthesiology and General Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. He completed a fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and served as an assistant professor.
After four years, he went into private practice and then moved to the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. There he was director of its interventional pain medicine fellowship, Spine Center, interventional pain, and neuromodulation programs for more than a decade. His patient-centric approach earned Dr. Hamza the distinction of being one of Richmond, Va.’s “Top Doctors” for five straight years.
Dr. Hamza joined Physician Partners of America – Jacksonville from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he was lead investigator researching innovating methods of diagnosing and treating pain.
“I am committed to reducing my patients’ suffering,” he says. “My sincerest desire is to help them back to enjoying a full life again.”
Dr. Hamza is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty in Pain Medicine, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of 15 medical associations including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the International Spine Intervention Society.
He and his wife have four children. In his spare time, he enjoys tending to his small farm and raising goats and sheep.