OakLeaf Medical Network Healthy Viewpoints, Winter 2003
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Dr. Schlimgen explains the functions of the C-Arm, a fluoroscope, which shows live action x-ray and allows the physician to see the exact placement of a needle during a procedure.

Pain Services Center Expands
at OakLeaf Surgical Hospital

Chippewa Valley area patients seeking relief from chronic pain are now being served through the newly expanded Pain Services Center at the OakLeaf Surgical Hospital. To accommodate more patients, the hospital has expanded its Pain Services area with four intake rooms, two state-of-the-art procedure rooms and a discharge area. Patients continue to register through the main reception area of the hospital. Pain Management specialists, Dr. Mark Schlimgen and Dr. Heidi Klessig, from the Pain Clinic of Northwestern Wisconsin, see patients three days a week, providing assessment of pain issues and performing procedures. See adjoining article on this page describing Radiofrequency rhizotomy, for an example of the types of procedures done for pain relief at the OakLeaf Surgical Hospital.

OakLeaf Surgical HospitalŐs comfortable surroundings provide all patients and their companions with the individual care and concern that is so important when one is in pain. All pain management services are provided on a day-patient (out-patient) basis. Patients, family and friends appreciate the hospitalŐs easily accessible drive up entrance and convenient Oakwood Mall area location.

A new and different type of hospital facility, OakLeaf Surgical Hospital was designed for the needs of patients requiring elective surgical procedures. Quality individualized care provided in a professional and nurturing atmosphere is always a primary goal. Ask your physician about OakLeaf Surgical Hospital when you are considering surgery.

For more information about the OakLeaf Surgical Hospital and OakLeaf member physicians and clinics contact: 800.800.9391 or visit our website http://www.oakleafmedical.com.