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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.”


Happy Retirement Dr. Kenneth Gossler

PISA celebrates Dr. Gossler and his fantastic career in Pain Management. Thank you, Dr. Gossler, for your years of dedication and expertise in your practice. We will miss you!

Pain Institute of Arizona is pleased to welcome Dr. Connor Martin! He will join our team of renowned Interventional Pain Management Specialists on August 1, 2023. View bio.

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Meet our Physicians

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Nicholas Elkins, DO

Benson  .  Safford

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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