Vania E. Fernandez, MD, an Anesthesiologist & Interventional Pain Specialist with Broward Spine Institute

Get to know Anesthesiologist & Interventional Pain Specialist Dr. Vania E. Fernandez, who serves patients in Hollywood, Florida.

Dr. Fernandez is a board-certified anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained interventional pain specialist. She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals at Broward Spine Institute work together to provide a full range of treatments for patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain.

Broward Spine Institute is a Florida Spine Treatment Center and Comprehensive Pain Management Center. It offers state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, specializing in initial evaluations and treatment of disc disease and disc herniations, spinal stenosis, fractures, tumors, inflammatory conditions, myelopathy, radiculopathy, infections, and failed back.

Treating pain originating from every area of the body, Dr. Fernandez’s goal is to relieve, reduce or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions. She also strives to help patients return to their activities of daily living without heavy reliance on medications.

Considered one of the top 3 pain management doctors in Hollywood for the year 2020, she has had affiliations with Laser Center of Miami & Spa, the University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, The Sylvester Cancer Research Center, The University of Miami Outpatient Pain Management Center, and the Miami VA Medical Center. 

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Fernandez obtained her medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her residency in anesthesiology and her fellowship in pain medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Thereafter, she worked as Faculty at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine where she was involved in research, teaching, and clinical care.

The doctor is board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), whose mission is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology. As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since 1938, the ABA is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care.

A Board Member of the Broward County Medical Association, Dr. Fernandez is a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Florida Medical Association, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

In addition to having published numerous articles and written several book chapters, she serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Anesthesiology at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Anesthesiologists have the primary responsibility of monitoring the patient’s vital signs during surgery. In addition to basic measurements such as pulse, blood pressure, and temperature, anesthesiologists also measure the patient’s respiration.

Interventional pain management or interventional pain medicine is a medical subspecialty which treats pain with invasive interventions such as facet joint injections, nerve blocks, neuroaugmentation, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, nucleoplasty, endoscopic discectomy, and implantable drug delivery system. Interventional pain specialists focus on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain. 

Throughout her line of work, Dr. Fernandez has been the recipient of several awards, including Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2017, 2018), On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2017, 2018), and Patients’ Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018).

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