Anesthesiology; Pain Management
We are currently investigating the sub-cellular mechanisms of phenol induced neurolysis. Clinically, our department is conducting studies evaluating treatment outcomes with general anesthesia vs. regional anesthesia. In addition, we are determining the efficacy of early interventional pain therapy vs. oral pharmacologic care.
Anesthesiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiopulmonary physiology; Immunology
Special interest in academic medicine and active research in the kinetics of inflammatory responses in acute lung injury and myocardial ischemia reperfusion.
Anesthesiology; Critical Care Medicine; Cardiac pharmacology
My clinical practice focuses on the management of critically ill patients, working in intensive care unit at the VAMC. I previously Practiced at the Rochester General Hospital, as the medical director of surgical critical care services.The experience equipped me with a wealth of expertise in caring for individuals from diverse medical and surgical conditions from around the world. I am responsible for the hospital care of patients at VAMC, where I work with anesthesiology, medicine,pulmonary critical care and cardothoracic anesthesia fellows. I provide complete inpatient management of critically adults adults. I enjoy teaching and research components of my faculty role, which include mentoring students, working with pre-med and medical students, and conducting research projects centering on management of critically adult population. I am collaborating with other medical professionals at the VAMC to conduct clinical trials as well as conducting original ressearch in critical care medicine. As of 2014, I am the medical Co-director of the medical intensive care unit and provide frequent consulation for clinicians engaging in translational and clinical research. My research focus mostly is centered on perioperative management of patient with obstructive sleep apnea.
Anesthesiology; Pain Management
Dr. Andrea C. Wong joined University at Buffalo Neurosurgery in 2017. As a clinical assistant professor, she specializes in interventional pain management. She treats a variety of chronic pain related conditions including, spinal disc degeneration and herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, joint pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Wong performs procedures using live fluoroscopic guidance for epidural steroid injections, facet/medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation/rhizotomy, spinal cord stimulation, lumbar sympathetic block, stellate ganglion block and ganglion impar injections. She also performs injections to treat chronic joint pain in the sacroiliac, knee, and hip areas. Procedures offered in the office setting include greater occipital nerve injections, trigger point injections, and Botox injections (chronic migraine). Dr. Wong has been involved in lab based research studying the effect of injury and endogenous opioid circulation leading to the development of chronic pain states, as well as development of opioid-induced hyperalgesia. She has been a co-author in a number of academic pain medicine publications. She is a member of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA).