Services and Treatments
Hawthorne Oncology Pain Experts (HOPE), founded by Dr. Edward Podgorski III, is a center of excellence for cancer pain, chronic pain, and spasticity management. HOPE helps you restore your quality of life by combining the expertise of pain management specialists with a holistic approach. We offer a full spectrum of pain management treatments including non-medication, medication, interventional, and advanced surgical therapies.
Where pain ends and living begins
Meet Edward Podgorski III, MD
Dr. Edward Podgorski III “Dr. P” is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His inspiration for starting Hawthorne Oncology Pain Experts (HOPE) comes from his time volunteering at a local hospice home in Philadelphia, PA run by the Dominican Nuns of Hawthorne. While volunteering Dr. P saw the positive impact that easing pain and suffering had on the quality of life of individuals suffering from cancer. From this moment on he completed his pain medicine training at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center followed by a life-changing experience as the interventional pain physician at Dr. Lisa Stearns’ nationally recognized cancer pain clinic the Center for Pain and Supportive Care in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. P has expanded his focus to include those with complex chronic pain and spasticity. HOPE was founded to care for individuals who feel like they have nowhere else to turn and for those with life-limiting diseases.
Intrathecal Drug Delivery
A Pain Pump / Spasticity Pump (also known as an Intrathecal Drug Delivery System or Targeted Drug Delivery) is an implanted device that delivers medication directly to the spinal cord. Appropriate candidates include patients with cancer-related pain, chronic pain, or spasticity, patients who fail to achieve adequate pain control despite oral medications, or patients who experience intolerable side effects from their oral medications. Pain Pumps / Spasticity Pumps are a safe, proven, and effective way to manage pain/spasticity with fewer side effects and lower doses than oral medications.
To meaningfully restore quality of life and HOPE for our patients so that they can fully cherish the moments in life that matter to them the most