We have been the experts of pain management in southwest and central Florida for the past 25 years. Dr. Ycaza and the staff at the Bradenton Pain and Wellness Center are committed to providing medical care and hope to all patients seeking pain alleviation. Chronic pain is a complex condition of multiple causes that disrupts all spheres of life. Our team is dedicated to chronic pain management in a safe and ethical manner. An individual evaluation will bring invasive or non-invasive treatments in order to provide pain relief. By creating a professional and empathetic environment we will assist patients in recovering physically and emotionally when affected by pain.
Whether you are suffering from Back Pain, Cancer Pain, Neck Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Degenerative Disc, Headache, Osteoarthiritis, Rheaumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Headaches or another pain management issue, The Bradenton Pain & Wellness Center is here to help.
Dr. Robert Ycaza is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Specialist. He began his training at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, MI where he completed his surgical internship and then later completed his Anesthesiology residency at the renowned Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
He has expertise in all the areas of chronic pain; ranging from medication to interventional management. His continual education in the latest state of the art techniques enables him to offer cutting-edge treatments and procedures.
Dr. John Ayres is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement. His passion is helping people get back to the things in life that they enjoy most without hip or knee pain.
With over 20 years practicing orthopedic medicine, Dr. Ayres has experience in robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive surgery (MIS), partial knee resurfacing (unicompartmental knee replacement), and anterior approach for total hip replacement as well as biological alternatives to artificial joint replacement like viscosupplementation, microfracture/abrasion arthroplasty and OATS® Technique (osteoarticular transfer surgery).
Jessica Lopez Fontanez is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She attended college at South University at Tampa where she earned her Master of Science in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Previously, she worked as a registered nurse for over 7 years in hospital settings including Interventional Radiology, Cardiologist, Rehabilitation, and Emergency room unit. After obtaining her nursing license as a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has worked as a Urologist.
Jessica was inspired to go into the field of pain medicine when she witnessed how chronic pain directly impacted a family member. Her first-hand experience and compassion can be felt by both the patients and their family members that she cares for. She speaks Spanish and English. My goal as a bilingual provider is to improve those relationships by breaking down cultural barriers in healthcare, thereby improving patient care and improving their quality of life.