Dr. Bilal F. Shanti is an anesthesiologist and an interventional pain physician practicing in and serving Scottsdale and the Greater Metro Phoenix area in Arizona. He graduated from the anesthesiology program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas. He completed an interventional pain management and a palliative care fellowship from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center also in Houston. Dr. Bilal Shanti spent about 5 years at Harvard Medical School Affiliated Hospitals where he conducted post-doctoral research fellowship. He was the director of pain medicine at the department of anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine and was the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center for several years. Dr. Bilal Shanti has published many articles, abstracts, and presented several scientific posters in the field of anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Shanti, a multi-lingual, lectured about pain medicine in several countries including Jordan, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and others, in addition to the U.S.A.

Services: The majority of procedures are done under under fluoroscopic guidance and IV sedation:
Head and Neck Pain
Back Pain
Thoracic Pain
Abdominal Pain
Sympathetically-Mediated Pain
Radiofrequency techniques
Neural blockade and neurolytic blocks
Spinal opioids tunneled epidural catheters
Peripheral nerve infusion pump
Vertebroplasties, acupuncture, electroacupuncture
Electromyographic studies and Nerve Conduction Velocities

Physical Therapy:
Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, provides treatment to individuals to establish, maintain and restore function and mobility.
Physical therapy does improve the quality of life by decreasing pain, spasm, and breaking scars and adhesions. It addresses the physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being. A licensed therapist usually undergoes very assertive and aggressive schooling and meets several criteria to obtain a license to practice in a particular state.