AboutDr. James Canavan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Glendale, AZ. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Canavan is affiliated with Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Banner Thunderbird BHC and Arrowhead Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. James Canavan has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
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- Acute Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
Dr. Canavan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Banner Thunderbird BHC
30 Years Experience
University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987
University Medical Center
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