Dr. Melanie Novak Joins Jagannathan Neurosurgery
Will Provide Non-operative Management to Patients with Interventional Pain Needs
TROY, MI / ACCESSWIRE / September 26, 2018 / Jagannathan Neurosurgery, a multi-disciplinary Neurosurgery, Neurology and Pain practice which has five offices throughout Michigan, including two in the Upper Peninsula, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Melanie M. Novak. She will begin her role at the West Branch and Troy locations as an interventional pain specialist for the practice’s new and established patients.
Dr. Melanie Novak has almost three decades of comprehensive pain management experience. She is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her three specialty areas include acute, chronic and cancer pain. Common treatment options include epidural steroid injections, cervical and lumbar nerve block injections, various joint injections and rhizotomies.
Dr. Novak is well versed in managing chronic pain using different types of injection treatments and medications, as well as physical and behavior therapy. She comes to Jagannathan Neurosurgery from the PCA Pain Care Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, affiliated with Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.
″Having Dr. Novak on staff enhances our ability to provide comprehensive care to patients,″ explained Dr. Jagannathan. ″As physicians, we continue to learn more about the complexity of pain, and to emphasize the value of traditional and novel non-operative treatments before surgery. It will be helpful to have a talented professional like Dr. Novak on staff to lead these efforts.″
Dr. Novak earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Marquette University and completed her medical education and training at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Post-graduation, she completed her residency in anesthesiology at Medical College of Georgia, then completed a pain management fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology.
″I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my patient care experience,″ Novak stated. ″Dr. Jagannathan’s practice has made it a point to put a special focus on the patient experience, and I’m excited to put my skills to work in the environment he’s created.″
Dr. Novak has won multiple awards for her practice, including being named a Vitals Top-10 Michigan Doctor in 2014 and Patient’s Choice Award in 2018, and is a three-time winner of the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award - 2015, 2016 and 2018.
For more information on Dr. Melanie Novak and Jagannathan Neurosurgery, please visit http://mi-neurosurgery.com.
About Jagannathan Neurosurgical Institute
The Jagannathan Neurosurgical Institute is comprised of five medical practice locations - Troy, Garden City, West Branch, Newberry and Sault Ste. Marie - serving southeast, central and northern Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula. Jay Jagannathan, M.D. FAANS, and his associate physicians, nurse practitioner and physician assistant utilize two state-of-the-art in-office procedure locations and operate out of Garden City Hospital (part of Prime Healthcare), Michigan Surgical Hospital and Mid-Michigan Medical Center - West Branch (part of the University of Michigan Medical System).
Dr. Jagannathan is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in cranial and spinal surgery with a key focus on utilizing the latest minimally invasive techniques.
SOURCE: Jagannathan Neurosurgery