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Increased mechanical stresses on the body in obesity result in increased musculoskeletal and joint pain. A number of studies have shown a positive correlation between increased BMI and increased musculoskeletal pain, particularly of low back pain and lower limb pain. Dr. Sousa works with his colleague Dr. Mark Mounayer, a pain specialist, to make sure all his Bariatric Patients’ pain needs are addressed.

Dr. Mark Mounayer is fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Medicine.  Double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dr Mounayer has extensive experience with the management and the interventional procedures to treat pain.  Dr. Mounayer’s expertise is treating both chronic and acute pain, pain related to failed back surgery, arthritic pain, and obesity-related pain disorders.