Dr. Maged Hamza brings 17 years of experience in multiple practice settings to his work at National Spine & Pain Centers. He has conducted extensive research in the field of pain management and is widely published on the subject, having lectured nationally and internationally on various topics in pain treatment. Dr. Hamza is recognized as a leader in the field of neuromodulation therapies such as spinal cord stimulation and pain pump implants to treat chronic pain. The protocols he developed are in use around the world.
Upon completing his fellowship in pain management at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA, he joined the school’s faculty as an assistant professor. After four years, he went into private practice for several years before moving to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, where he has served as the director of its interventional pain medicine fellowship, Spine Center, interventional pain and neuromodulation programs since 2009.
“Chronic pain does not garner the attention that other diseases do,” Dr. Hamza said. “Yet many of my patients have been dealing with pain for years. Many have seen as many as seven other doctors before they see me. As a result, they are not only dealing with physical pain, but they are emotionally scarred by the process as well.” That is why Dr. Hamza approaches every patient interaction with three simple words: empathy, validation and vindication. “These patients are not ignorant. They know if you are sincere or not. I am humbled that they come to me to help them.”
To do that, Dr. Hamza works with the patient, their families and caregivers to create an individualized treatment plan. These plans utilize all aspects available for managing pain and spine disorders, medications, injections, advanced implants, physical therapy, as well as adjuvant therapies such as psychology and laser application. These customized plans are explained in a way so that everyone understands and can fully participate in the patient’s healing and recovery.
It is that approach that has earned Dr. Hamza recognition from his peers in the medical community, who have named him one of Richmond’s “Top Doctors” for five years straight. “I am committed to reducing my patients’ suffering,” he said. “I want to help my patients get back to enjoying life fully again.”
When he is not seeing patients at National Spine & Pain Centers or teaching at VCU, Dr. Hamza likes to retreat to his small farm in Virginia where he tends to his goats and sheep, builds fences and cuts hay.
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