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Maxwell Gessner, MD  |  location phone (218) 333-5000

Maxwell Gessner, MD - Pain Management


Medical School
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (Grand Forks, ND)
Anesthesiology: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
General Surgery: Akron General Medical Center (Akron, OH)
Pain Management: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
General Surgery: Akron General Hospital (Akron, OH)
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology: Pain Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Interventional Radiological Pain Interventions

Unique Medical Experience and Research

List of Procedures

- Translaminar epidural steroid injections at cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal levels.
- Transforaminal epidural steroid injections and selective nerve root blocks at thoracic, lumbar and sacral levels.
- Facet joint interventions with radiofrequency ablations at cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral levels.
- Trial and permanent implants of spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulators.
- Trial and permanent implant of intrathecal pain pumps.
- Intervertebral disc procedures including discography, percutaneous disc decompression, and annuloplasty (IDET).

- C2 nerve blocks.
- Third occipital nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablations.
- Sphenopalatine block.
- Radiofrequency ablations of the V2 and V3 distribution of trigeminal ganglion for trigeminal neuralgia.

Sympathetic Blocks
- Sympathetic blocks of stellate ganglion and lumbar sympathetic for complex regional pain syndrome.
- Ganglion of impar injections for pelvic pain

Cancer Pain
- Celiac plexus blocks.
- Various peripheral nerve blocks, ablations, and continuous catheters.
- Trial and permanent implant of intrathecal pain pumps.

- Baclofen pumps.

- Sacroiliac joint injections and radiofrequency ablations.
- Hip joint injections.
- Peripheral nerve stimulators.
- Various peripheral nerve blocks and ablations for chronic and cancer pain.
- Trigger point injections.

Languages Spoken


Hobbies and Personal Interests

Dr. Gessner enjoys spending time outdoors in Northern Minnesota.
Primary Practice Location

Sanford Bemidji 1611 Anne St Clinic

1611 Anne Street NW
Bemidji, MN  56601
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M–F: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM



(218) 333-5000