Rick Nieves-Ramos, MD

Orlando
7376 Stonerock Cir, Unit 3, Orlando, FL 32819

Biography

Dr. Rick Nieves-Ramos is a highly experienced Interventional Pain Management physician located at our Orlando, Florida practice. He is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in pain medicine and specializes in nonsurgical alternatives for pain control.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Ramos attended the University of Central Florida for his undergrad degree. He then furthered his education at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio where he received his Doctor of Medicine. Further, he attained his residency in Anesthesiology at The University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and completed his fellowship in pain management at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Ramos is very accomplished in many different roles. Some of his accomplishments include serving as a medical volunteer on humanitarian missions, being an investigator on several research teams and training other physicians in neuromodulation therapy. The medical missions he served on were in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, so being fluent in both English and Spanish gave Dr. Ramos the ability to personally connect with his patients, which is very important to him. Additionally, as a scientist and humanitarian, Dr. Ramos felt privileged to represent patients while he meticulously filled the role as an investigator on several research teams. Lastly, as a leader in the field of neuromodulation, he has skillfully trained other physicians of the efficacy and technical details of such procedures. Dr. Ramos relays his enthusiasm: “As an anesthesiologist I wasn’t able to actually have interactions of a personal nature with my patients. However, specializing in pain management is so fulfilling since I enjoy performing the procedures that can help my patients. Subsequently, the look on my patient’s faces, their sighs of relief, and gratitude as they tell me they’re out of pain, is such an invaluable experience and honor.”

Dr. Ramos has been motivated to pursue an enriched career in medicine due to his interest in providing high quality patient care. Therefore, to optimize best results, he uses a multimodal approach, utilizing cutting edge technology and treatment approaches in pain control for his patients. One treatment approach he uses is neuromodulation, which includes intrathecal pump placement, spinal cord stimulation, and peripheral nerve stimulation. To further expound on his nonsurgical experience, other procedures Dr. Ramos has utilized throughout his career are dorsal root ganglion stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, minimally invasive lumbar decompression, percutaneous disc decompression, epidural steroid injections, diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks, ganglionic and plexus blocks, craniofacial pain blocks, pelvic pain peripheral nerve blocks, spinal blocks, intravertebral radiofrequency ablation, Botox (botulinum neurotoxin) injections, ultrasound guided treatments, and genicular nerve stimulation. Being familiar with various options is essential to Dr. Ramos, since tailoring the best treatment plan for each patient is of upmost importance to him. In fact, he prides himself in treating his patients like family.

Dr. Ramos actively fills a seat as a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Spine Intervention Society, the North American Neuromodulation Society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, and the California Society of Anesthesiologists.

Apart from practicing medicine, Dr. Ramos enjoys outdoor activities and watching college football with friends.

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
  • California Society of Anesthesiologists

Education

  • University of Central Florida
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • University of Miami

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish