Einar Ottestad

Einar Ottestad

Pain management specialist

Bio:   Dr. Ottestad joined Stanford faculty in 2007 and became Director of the Acute Pain Service in 2009. As such, he manages acute, post-operative pain, acute-on-chronic inpatient pain consults, and cancer pain at Stanford Hospital. He is committed to the Stanford Pain Center’s multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach when treating pain clinic patients with chronic pain. In the outpatient pain clinic, Dr. Ottestad possesses expertise in advanced interventions such as intrathecal medications, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, cryotherapy and cryoanalgesia, radiofrequency neuromodulation and ablation and ultrasound-guided procedures in general for the treatment of chronic pain. Ultrasound imaging allows accurate imaging of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and nerves that are difficult to identify using only x-ray imaging or anatomic landmarks. This imaging is useful both diagnostically as well as therapeutically when specific, targeted treatment is needed in an area of pain.

Dr. Ottestad has written multiple book chapters and papers on pain management and has been an invited lecturer and instructor for over 60 national and international conferences in the last 8 years. He will become the President of World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (WAPMU) in 2017. Dr. Ottestad is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management, and is an also an instructor and board examiner for the World Institute of Pain and the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography, with secondary international qualifications FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) and CIPS (Certification in Pain Medicine Sonology).
4.6 out of 5
103 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

Pain Management Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion A, 1st Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6238
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University - CAPS (2007) CA
  • Board Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (2010)
  • Board Certification, ABA, Pain Management (2010)
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2009)
  • Fellowship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Pain Mgmt (2008) CA
  • Internship: The University of Texas Health Center @ Tyler (2003) TX
  • Medical Education: Baylor College of Medicine (2002) TX

Administrative Appointments

  • President, World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (2017 - 2018)
  • Vice President, World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (2015 - 2017)
  • Chairman of education committee, World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (2014 - Present)
  • Director, Acute Pain Service, Stanford University Hospital (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Quality, Efficiency, Patient Satisfaction Committee (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Resident Education Committee (2010 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Einar Ottestad is an excellent physician. He is very caring, kind concerned, attentive and professional. He always spends time listening to my problems and concerns and always offers solutions with good results. I completely trust him and will only go to him for my care.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Doctor Ottestad is great!!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Ottestad is very professional. His demeanor during my visit helped ease my stress about future pain management treatment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I would highly recommend Dr. Ottestad. I have seen many pain management doctors and was very surprised that he took the time to review my records before seeing me, he actually did a thorough exam as opposed to just pushing meds and he actually showed genuine concern and readiness to help me. Not common practice today.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

No explanation of what they were trying to accomplish.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

He was in a hurry. He didn't explain the kind of meds he was giving me. He was condescending & flippant.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very nice provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

He listened carefully about my concerns regarding an MRI result. Admitted he had never seen the report and my concerns were valid and significant to my care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

It was a procedure & Dr. Ottestad did a good job. It wasn't a regular office visit.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ottestad is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Excellent, from start to D/C.

4.6 out of 5
103 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Einar Ottestad is an excellent physician. He is very caring, kind concerned, attentive and professional. He always spends time listening to my problems and concerns and always offers solutions with good results. I completely trust him and will only go to him for my care.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Doctor Ottestad is great!!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Ottestad is very professional. His demeanor during my visit helped ease my stress about future pain management treatment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I would highly recommend Dr. Ottestad. I have seen many pain management doctors and was very surprised that he took the time to review my records before seeing me, he actually did a thorough exam as opposed to just pushing meds and he actually showed genuine concern and readiness to help me. Not common practice today.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

No explanation of what they were trying to accomplish.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

He was in a hurry. He didn't explain the kind of meds he was giving me. He was condescending & flippant.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very nice provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

He listened carefully about my concerns regarding an MRI result. Admitted he had never seen the report and my concerns were valid and significant to my care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

It was a procedure & Dr. Ottestad did a good job. It wasn't a regular office visit.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Ottestad is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Excellent, from start to D/C.