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Dr. Yaw Donkoh, MD

Anesthesiologist | Pain Medicine

10258 Southwest Hwy Ste B Chicago Ridge IL, 60415

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Dr. Yaw Donkoh is an anesthesiologist practicing in Chicago Ridge, IL. Dr. Donkoh ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anesthesiologists specialize in general anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Donkoh also might help manage pain after an operation.

Dr. Donkoh is also board certified in Interventional Pain Management, which involves managing chronic pain conditions with procedures such as nerve ablations, steroid injections and minimally invasiive spine procedures. 

Education and Training

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine 2005

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology

Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology)

Provider Details

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Areas of expertise and specialization

Interventional Pain Management

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists  

Fellowships

  • University of Iowa Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia; Pain Management Fellowship

Professional Society Memberships

  • ASA, ASIPP, ASRA, NANS

Dr. Yaw Donkoh, MD's Practice location

Midwest Pain and Wellness

10258 Southwest Hwy Ste B -
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
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Get to know Pain Management Specialist Dr. Yaw Donkoh, who serves patients in Illinois.

Dr. Donkoh is a dual board-certified pain management specialist helping patients overcome pain and get back to living life.

Serving as the Medical Director of Midwest Pain And Wellness, his pain management approach employs a multidisciplinary strategy with compassionate care. He treats pain with many different pain syndromes, including cancer pain, neck and back pain, as well as chronic postoperative pain (especially after neck, back and orthopedic procedures).

As he gets acquainted with his patients, Dr. Donkoh seeks to discover the actual cause of the pain, in order to create a customized care plan specific to their needs. He likes to initiate treatment with the least invasive therapy whenever possible, and coordinate care with other specialists to achieve the best outcome and avoid unnecessary treatments.

Above all, he stresses opioid free pain management solutions incorporating physical therapy, interventional methods with minimally invasive injections and procedures.

Back in 2005, Dr. Donkoh graduated with his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He then completed a residency in anesthesiology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, followed by a fellowship in pain management at the University of lowa Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia.

Dr. Donkoh’s training has equipped him with relevant skills and knowledge in regional anesthesia and interventional pain techniques. He strives to arm himself with the most current therapies in order to provide the best solutions for his patients. 

Double board-certified in anesthesiology and interventional pain management, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). The mission of the ABA is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology.

On a professional level, Dr. Donkoh is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the North American Neuromodulation Society.

In addition, he is affiliated with Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate South Suburban Hospital, and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain. A pain management specialist is a doctor who specializes in pain medicine, focusing on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain.

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