Karolee is a teacher who came home every day with aching feet from her Peripheral Neuropathy. She was also suffering from numbness and burning and could not enjoy her active lifestyle. Dr. Demetrio Aguila is a peripheral nerve surgeon who can eliminate pain with nerve surgery. He is one of a few surgeons in the U.S. trained to help patients with a permanent surgical solution to their Neuropathy pain. Here is Karolee just weeks after surgery with Dr. Aguila.
Joseph is an avid runner who was experiencing sciatica pain shooting down his leg. For seven years he chased down a diagnosis and tried many different treatments, none of which were successful. Then he found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, one of a handful of Peripheral Nerve Surgeons in the U.S. trained to remove his piriformis muscle thereby releasing the compression on the sciatic nerve. Watch Joseph’s journey back to health.
Joseph’s Story Piriformis Syndrome – Pain in the Buttocks “I love to run but when I was in college I started having pain in the buttocks. It got so bad that I had tingling in my toes at work and I thought I must do something. I had to quit everything and that is frustrating for an active guy. It was to the point where living was a bear.” Joseph tried to find a treatment, but no one could help “Twelve physicians later we still did not have an answer. We tried physical therapy, chiropractor, massage, and everything else. Seven years in I am like what am I going to do?” As an ER physician, Joseph’s father had heard about Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a Peripheral Nerve Surgeon. Dr. Aguila is one of a handful of peripheral nerve surgeons in the United States who focus on relieving chronic pain through nerve surgery. Within five minutes of examining him, Dr. Aguila was able to give Joseph something that had eluded him for seven years and dozens of doctors – a diagnosis. “He walked in and he said to me, I am 80% sure I know what you have.” Joseph had piriformis syndrome, a condition when the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle. Dr. Aguila surgically removed Joseph’s Piriformis Muscle, a procedure only a few doctors in the U.S. are trained to do. Joseph is back to running and living his life to the fullest. “I am thrilled to be back running. It is such a blessing that I can function much less compete.” He has this advice for anyone suffering from back or sciatica pain. “Fly into Norfolk to have Dr. Aguila examine you. I know what it feels like to be hopeless. It has been a blessing to work with Dr. Aguila and his team. I owe them a debt that I can never repay.”
Notalgia paresthetica is a peripheral nerve problem resulting in intense and sometimes painful itching in the mid to upper back and between the shoulder blades. Dr. Demetrio Aguila has a simple way to diagnose and effectively treat Notalgia Paresthetica. In this video he explains how.
Dr. Demetrio Aguila MD explains.
“Notalgia Paresthetica is a problem that occurs in the back. Patients will say I have got itching or a burning sensation. Sometimes they will say I have a stabbing sensation or sometimes they will say I have an aching sensation or electrical sensation. Other patients will come in and just say it hurts doc, can you please take away the pain.
The pain arises from some small sensory nerves that come out of the spinal cord. They branch off from the spinal nerves and they go to the skin and the muscle in that area the patient describes the exact spot right between the shoulder blades where they are having the pain sometimes above that level. sometimes below and then I am pretty sure I know what is going on.
In that case what we will do is a diagnostic block. We will inject that local anesthetic around the nerves that I think might be causing the patient’s
Pain. If we turn those nerves off and we turn off the pain and the patient say doc this feels great, I tell them well we can treat that.
There is a surgical procedure which is relatively straightforward in which we turn those nerves off permanently so that the patients do not end up with chronic pain.
Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance is an exciting option for patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The procedure is done in a doctor’s office instead of the hospital and the downtime is far less than traditional open surgery. As one of a handful of surgeons in the U.S. offering this procedure Dr. Demetrio Aguila finds another major advantage for patients involving their sleep. Take a listen and see if you are a candidate – https://visit.nemedic.com/m/dr-demetr…
Nerve Pain Relieved Through Surgical Procedure
Krista had horrible burning pain in her arm. The pain was so bad she would sleep for hours just to avoid the agony. She saw a dozen doctors but no one could diagnose or treat her pain until she met Dr. Demetrio Aguila. Dr. Aguila’s unique training and background enabled him to see through the anomalies in her case and get to the heart of the problem. Watch her inspiring story.
If you are suffering from chronic pain and numbness and are searching for relief and a return to a more active and pain-free life, peripheral nerve surgery could be the procedure that finally restores you to health.
With offices in Norfolk, Nebraska, Dr. Demetrio Aguila is one of the nation’s top peripheral nerve surgeons – and one of the few who performs the procedure in this part of the country.
A member of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve, Dr. Aguila specializes in peripheral nerve surgery and has helped patients from around the country regain pain-free and healthy lives.
Doctor Aguila focuses on treating patients with chronic pain or numbness due to diabetic neuropathy, chemotherapy treatments, trauma or surgery. He specializes in cases involving the lower extremities and the abdomen, often treating patients who have undergone C-sections or inguinal hernia repair. He has also had great success in treating patients with chronic pain from shingles.
Patients with peripheral nerve injuries typically experience one or more of these classic symptoms as described by Dr. Aguila. The good news is that if the pain is a result of a peripheral nerve injury, surgery can usually help.
Nerve Decompression Surgery Gets Dad Back Up and Running
Brandon was badly injured in a Special Forces Mission while he was deployed in Iraq. For 10 years, he suffered from debilitating pain in his knees radiating down into his legs. He couldn’t play with his kids or be the husband he wanted to be. Then after a decade of suffering he found the answer he had been searching for all along. Watch his powerful story of hope.
Doctor Aguila is among the only surgeons to perform peripheral nerve surgery in the region, including all of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa and Kansas.
Doctor Aguila trained under Dr. A. Lee Dellon, head of the internationally respected Dellon Institutes for Peripheral Nerve Surgery.
Doctor Aguila has brought the knowledge he gained under Dr. Dellon to Nebraska and has become the region’s most respected peripheral nerve surgeon.
Doctor Aguila can help patients with various types of nerve pain so they can return to work and a more active life. He also works with athletes who have been injured and may require nerve treatment to return to action on the field. Dr. Aguila and his team of surgeons, including Dr. Jason Bailey and Dr. Zackary Gangwer, provide a comprehensive, tailored approach to the surgical management of neuropathic pain.
For 10 years Kayla had terrible shoulder pain from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. She saw more than 10 doctors but none of them could find anything wrong. She couldn’t enjoy work or take care of her two children. Watch how this young mom finally found an answer and got her life back.
Our team focuses on Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Allergy and ENT treatments and reconstructive surgery.
Healing Hands of Nebraska
Dr. Aguila and the team are treating patients at their office in Norfolk, Nebraska until May 26.
Starting on June 1 they will see patients at their new location of Papillion Family Hospital
1700 Market Lane
Norfolk, NE 68701
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Papillion, NE 68046
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