Dr. Sebastian Villarreal MD, Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Sebastian Villarreal MD

Anesthesiologist | Interventional Pain Medicine

4747 Bellaire Blvd Suite 300 Bellaire TX, 77401



Dr. Sebastian Villarreal's higher education began at the University of Houston, where he was awarded a full scholarship to play football. His senior year, he was given the awards of honorable mention All-American, All-Conference and Special Team Player of the Year. With a chance to play professional football, he decided to continue the pursuit of his lifelong dream . So he put away his letter to the draft and picked up his acceptance letter to the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he also was also awarded multiple scholarships and eventually his doctorate.Dr. Villarreal began his formal training at the prestigious Tulane University in New Orleans where he completed his anesthesiology residency. He then worked in Louisiana as a staff anesthesiologist before beginning his Pain Fellowship at LSU and thus becoming an Interventional Pain Specialist. After his fellowship was over, he moved back to his hometown of Katy, Texas to begin his practice. Dr. Villarreal is double Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Katy Pain Specialists, an interventional pain clinic with an impeccable reputation in Houston and it's surrounding areas. He is also the Director of Pain Medicine of the Spine Center of Methodist Hospital West Houston. The reason for his success is treating his patient's with a very simple creed. Treat every single patient as if you were treating to your family member, because that's how he sees them. The patients of his practice and the staff, a small family.

Education and Training

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston MD 2004

Tulane University Anesthesiology 2008

Louisiana State University Pain Medicine 2011

Texas A&M University, TX 2004

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology

Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology)

Provider Details

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Dr. Sebastian Villarreal MD
Dr. Sebastian Villarreal MD's Expert Contributions
  • Are steroids often recommended for pain?

    The use of steroids is very common to decrease pain and inflammation. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits. Steroids provide a minimally invasive approach to treatment with the intent to either delay or eliminate the need for surgery. Usually, the pain comes from the inflammatory response the body produces in response to tissue damage and the body needs that inflammatory to decrease in order to heal. READ MORE

  • I have severe back pain during my periods. Please help.

    Hi, Pain during menstrual cycles are likely sign of gynecological pathology. Could be an ovarian issue or endometriosis for example. My recommendation is to see your OB/Gyn. She/he may order an ultrasound to assess the matter further. I know it's not as helpful when these answers tell you to see your doctor, but I hope the advice helped a little. READ MORE

  • Can pain relieving drugs become addictive?

    If you are asking about opioid medications for pain relief, then yes. All opioids have that addiction side effect profile. The research shows it doesn't take a long time to become "addicted" to these meds. Some show time as little as 2 weeks. However, there are many factors that come into this such as reason for taking the pain medication. Many people take pain medication for the wrong reason, like stress or escape. These medicines are not meant for that use. Or use of these medications after the pain has subsided and some patients take it in fear of pain coming back. There are other meds that don't have that side effect such as NSAIDs. These are very helpful in relieving pain without causing addiction. READ MORE

  • How does alternative hot and cold packs help in relieving pain?

    Usually cold is used in the immediate acute injury setting in the first 48 hours (RICE is an acronym used for Rest, Ice, Compression