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).
Dr. Rene Rickert is originally from Massachusetts and went to college at the Pennsylvania State University where she studied Toxicology and Psychology. Her medical degree was obtained from Rose University School of Medicine and she did her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Wayne State Beaumont Hospital in Taylor, Michigan. She completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of South Florida. She utilizes a multifaceted approach incorporating medicine, alternative treatments, and interventional procedures to help patients achieve their highest quality of life.
In Dr. Rickert’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog on the water, yoga and running.
Dr. Rickert’s specialized procedures include: Botox for Chronic Migraines, Epidural Injections, Transforaminal, Selective Nerve Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablations, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Implantables, Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, Lysis of Adhesions, Sympathetic Blocks, Stellate Ganglion Blocks, Ultrasound Guided Procedures, Sacral Fusions, Major Joint Injections, Ganglion Impar Blocks and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation.
Brandi J. Basey, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is a central Florida native. She attended college at Chamberlain University where she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Previously, she worked as a registered nurse locally in both Desoto and Hardee counties in the hospital settings including Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics, Oncology, Hospice, and Post-Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation units. After obtaining her nursing license as a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has worked in Family Practice providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages within her community. Now, she enjoys being in the pain management environment treating patients with chronic pain.
Brandi has a passion for caring for others, while working to improve their overall health and wellness and has a particular interest in improving her patient’s quality of life through treating the whole person physically, mentally and emotionally. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, fishing, water sports, running, kickboxing, and spending time with her family.