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Benjamin Westerhaus, MD

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Benjamin Westerhaus, MD

Interventional Spine & Pain Management

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Exceptional Pain Management Specialist in West Palm Beach & Jupiter, FL

In the rapidly evolving world of pain management, Dr. Benjamin Westerhaus stands as a beacon of innovative solutions for patients suffering from both acute and chronic pain. With roots in engineering and a heart filled with compassion, Dr. Westerhaus offers groundbreaking pain management services to the communities of West Palm Beach and Jupiter, Florida. His multidisciplinary approach goes beyond the ordinary, fostering consistent collaboration with highly skilled professionals. This team includes board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Cantor, and fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Scott Raffa. This collaboration results in enhanced quality of care that patients receive.

Further enriching his practice, Dr. Westerhaus works closely alongside Drs. Anthony Giuffrida and Roshan Chhatlani. With Dr. Giuffrida, Dr. Westerhaus shares a long-standing professional relationship, stemming from their time together during his fellowship training. This synergistic collaboration brings together their collective expertise, allowing Dr. Westerhaus to provide the most comprehensive, integrated care for his patients. This team-based approach, combined with his unique blend of engineering and medical knowledge, sets Dr. Westerhaus apart as a preeminent pain management specialist in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, Florida.

Unmatched Experience & Education

Dr. Westerhaus embarked on his medical journey in Minnesota, gradually finding his way to warmer climates and eventually settling in South Florida. His academic foundation was laid at Saint Louis University, where he earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering. The University of Kansas was the next stop on his academic journey, where he attended medical school. He then completed an internship in General Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama, before returning to Kansas City for his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

His education culminated in a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports under the guidance of Dr. Anthony Giuffrida. Not only did Dr. Westerhaus train under Dr. Giuffrida, but he also continues to collaborate with him daily in their current practice, further enriching his approach to pain management. This consistent collaboration and multidisciplinary team approach allows Dr. Westerhaus to provide an unparalleled level of care as a pain management specialist in West Palm Beach and Jupiter.

Engineering Solutions for Pain Management

Bridging the gap between engineering and medicine, Dr. Westerhaus brings a unique perspective to his pain management practice. He designs treatment plans with the patients’ functional goals at their core, ensuring a tailored approach for each individual. His philosophy advocates for exploring conservative options before progressing to more invasive treatments, solidifying his reputation as a trusted pain management doctor in West Palm Beach and Jupiter.

His medical expertise extends to both common procedures, such as epidurals and nerve blocks, and more advanced interventions, like radiofrequency ablation, kyphoplasty, mild® procedure, ReActiv8, spinal cord stimulation, and SI joint fusion. This proficiency, backed by his engineering background, makes Dr. Westerhaus a top-notch choice for pain management in West Palm Beach.

Collaborating with Renowned Surgeons for Comprehensive Care

By working closely with renowned spine surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Cantor, MD, and Dr. Scott Raffa, MD, Dr. Westerhaus ensures that his patients receive the most comprehensive care possible. This collaborative approach means patients benefit from the shared expertise and integrated care pathways, further reinforcing Dr. Westerhaus’s reputation as a leading pain management specialist in Jupiter and West Palm Beach.

A Passion for Patient Empowerment

One of Dr. Westerhaus’s hallmarks is his dedication to patient empowerment. He understands the importance of knowledge in promoting long-term success in pain management. Whether it’s a patient suffering from neck pain, sciatica, or a vertebral compression fracture, Dr. Westerhaus commits to offering the best care, prioritizing his patients’ understanding of their conditions.

Esteemed Memberships & Recognitions

Dr. Westerhaus is a recognized member of multiple prestigious societies. His memberships include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the International and North American Neuromodulation Societies, and the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience. These affiliations reaffirm his position as a leading pain management doctor in Jupiter and West Palm Beach.

Embracing the Community

Dr. Westerhaus has not only made South Florida his home, but he is also a significant part of the community. When he isn’t providing exceptional pain management care, he relishes the Floridian weather, exploring the many beaches with his wife and six children.

Your Pain Management Partner in West Palm Beach & Jupiter

With an engineering mindset, a passion for patient education, and a proven track record in advanced pain management treatments, Dr. Westerhaus is the optimal choice for those seeking a pain management specialist in West Palm Beach or Jupiter, FL. His goal is not just to provide treatments, but to partner with his patients in their journey towards a pain-free life.

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Areas of Interest

  • Neck (Cervical) Pain
  • Mid Back (Thoracic) Pain
  • Low Back (Lumbar) Pain
  • Tailbone (Coccyx) Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Disc
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Spinal Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Si Joint (Sacroiliac Joint) Pain
  • Shoulder, Hip And Knee Pain
  • Muscle Weakness And Dysfunction
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Painful Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pain Management

Education & Training

Undergraduate
Biomedical Engineering, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Medical School
University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS

Internship
Brookwood Baptist Health in Birmingham, AL
General Surgery

Residency
University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Fellowship
Cantor Spine Center at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Interventional Sports and Spine Fellowship

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Coral Ridge Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Palm Beach International Surgery Center

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Society of Pain and Neuroscience
  • North American Spine Society
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • International Neuromodulation Society

Publications