Center for Pain and Palliative Care
In addition to the Capital Caring Adler Center, the Van Metre Campus is also home to Capital Caring’s Center for Pain & Palliative Care, which offers the most advanced diagnostic technology for pain management in the world: the C-Arm X-Ray, which allows doctors to focus pain management on the exact source of the pain, rather than through oral or intravenous analgesics.
Precision Pain Relief
The Center provides comprehensive interventional pain and palliative care consulting services for patients with advanced disease symptoms which impair their capacity to fully enjoy life.
Dr. Michael Byas-Smith is the Medical Director of the Capital Caring Adler Center and the Center for Pain and Palliative Care. Prior to joining Capital Caring, Dr. Byas-Smith spent 22 years at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, as well as the Director of the Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Pain Clinic.
Common Interventions Performed in CPPC:
Therapies include Morphine, Clonidine, Baclofen, Bupivacaine (includes trial, catheter insertion, pump or port implantation and management)
Intrathecal Neurolytics Phenol
For advanced cancer conditions
Including Paracentesis, Thoracentesis
Cancer and Non-Cancer Related Conditions
Major Joint Injection
Sacroiliac, Hip, Knee and Shoulder
Radiofrequency Ablation (Facet Joints, Hips and Knees)
Interlaminar and Transforaminal (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, caudal)
The CPPC is located off Highway 50 near South Riding, just across the street from the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital and two blocks south of the StoneSprings Hospital Center.