John M. Barsanti, MD, a Pain Management and Spine Specialist with Commonwealth Spine & Pain Specialists

Get to know Pain Management and Spine Specialist Dr. John M. Barsanti, who serves patients in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Barsanti, a board-certified pain management specialist and spine specialist, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of spinal pain using advanced techniques such as spinal cord stimulation and spinal injections. He is the Co-Owner of Commonwealth Spine & Pain Specialists in Richmond, Virginia. 

As such, he feels fortunate to have the opportunity to render care that will have such a significant positive impact on his patients. He enjoys solving a patient’s complex medical condition and formulating an easy-to-follow plan that will put the patient back on the road to recovery. He and Dr. Stephen P. Long have built a reputation as one of the most respectable, knowledgeable, and dedicated pain management practices in the area.

On the subject of his educational background, Dr. Barsanti graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia. He subsequently obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). After an internship at Riverside Regional Medical Center, he completed his residency in anesthesiology at MCV. He was also the first to complete a subspecialty fellowship in pain management at the same educational venue. 

While at MCV, he served as an Assistant Professor, the Director of the Cancer Pain Clinic, and the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center. He was also involved in numerous studies and co-authored several research papers.

A leader in the pain management community, Dr. Barsanti has lectured extensively throughout the country. He currently serves on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee, representing interventional pain management. He also serves as a committee member for the Board of Medicine Prescription Monitoring Program.

The doctor is board-certified in anesthesiology, with subspecialty in pain management, by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since 1938, the ABA is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care. What’s more, he is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Pain Society, the International Spinal Injection Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Southern Pain Society, the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, the National Forum of Independent Pain Clinicians, and the International Neuromodulation Society.

Pain management, pain medicine, pain control or algiatry, is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain. A pain management specialist is a doctor who specializes in pain medicine, focusing on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain.

A spine specialist is a health professional who focuses mainly on treating spine conditions. Common specialists include chiropractors, physiatrists, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain management physicians, anesthesiologists, and many rheumatologists and neurologists.

Outside of the office, he enjoys playing golf, skiing, cooking for his family, and rooting for the local basketball and football teams. He loves the small town feel of Richmond, the city is both historic and cutting-edge at the same time.

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