About Us

MISSION STATEMENT   “Through compassion and innovation, we will make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and in communities.”

The Pain Institute of Southern Arizona (PISA) has specialized in Interventional Pain Management in Southern Arizona for over 20 years. The Regional Pain Institute (RPI) joined the PISA practice and has helped expand quality patient care to Queen Creek/San Tan Valley and Apache Junction, Arizona.

Our providers understand that pain from an illness, injury or aging can disrupt a person’s activities and day-to-day routines. The team of renowned Interventional Pain Management Specialists, with training from world-class institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Stanford and Harvard, deliver state-of-the-art treatments and procedures. Our goal is to help patients find relief from pain—helping them return to an enjoyable quality of life.

With ten convenient locations, the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona and Regional Pain Institute are home to “The Most Trusted Physicians in Pain Relief.”


Banner Surgery Center – Fort Lowell

We are excited to inform you of our new partnership with Banner Surgery Centers. With the new partnership, the name of the center has been changed to Banner Surgery Center – Fort Lowell.

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Congratulations to Dr. Eric Cornidez

The Pain Institute of Southern Arizona is proud to announce Dr. Eric Cornidez as a 2024 Arizona Top Doc!

Dr. Cornidez has received this recognition for his dedication to patient care and his committment to excellence in Pain Management and Anesthesiology.

Dr. Cornidez taped a Morning Blend Segment on Wednesday, May 15th at the KGUN studios.

Check out Dr. Cornidez’s interview with Alex Steiniger. Dr. Cornidez discussed our practice and the different therapies and interventional pain options available for patients that suffer from chronic pain.

Meet our Physicians

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Kevin M. Henry, MD

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley
Apache Junction

Vamshi Yelavarthi, MD, MPH

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley
Apache Junction


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