Gabor Racz, M.D.

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

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Gabor Racz, M.D.

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Gender

Male

Overview

Gabor B. Racz, M.D. was born in Hungary and completed M.B. and Ch.B. degrees from the University of Liverpool Medical School in Liverpool, England. He served as house surgeon and physician at the Royal Southern Hospital in Liverpool before coming to America in 1963 for an anesthesiology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York. Dr. Racz filled numerous assignments, such as respiratory consultant in the neurosurgical head injury unit and Associate Professor at SUNY, until 1977 when he moved to Lubbock, Texas to become the first Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He held that position until March 1, 1999 when, as Director of Pain Services, he focused full attention to treatment of patients, expanding the operations of pain services, and the future development of an international pain center in Lubbock, Texas. He continues as professor and chair emeritus and co-director of the pain services at TTUHSC. In 1996 Dr. Racz was honored by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center when he was awarded the first Grover Murray Professorship recognizing his distinguished achievements in the institution as well as internationally. In December 1998, University Medical Center named Dr. Racz recipient of a $1 million endowed chair in recognition of his “greatness in patient care, teaching and research” at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and University Medical Center. He served as organizing chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at TTUHSC from 1977 to 1999 and as director of the Pain Services from 1977 to 2006 when he changed the title to Co-Director as Mark Boswell joined the department. Under Dr. Racz’s direction the International Pain Institute at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has grown to international prominence, attracting patients and visiting physicians from around the world. His innovative work with nerve stimulators, spinal cord stimulators, radiofrequency thermocoagulation and a wide range of other pain management procedures brings many patients referred to his care from doctors throughout the world. He is a lifetime member, board emeritus and faculty member for American Society of Pain Physicians. He is a charter member of World Institute of Pain and National Pain Foundation. He is a Founder of World Institute of Pain. In May 2005 he began a three-year tern as President of WIP, included his presiding over the 4th WIP World Congress September 2007 in Budapest, Hungary, attended by 1,800 physicians from 72 countries. He has served with the FIPP ( Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) Examination since it began in 2001. Dr. Racz holds the certificate of Diplomat with the American College of Pain Management, the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Pain Medicine, Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice awarded by the World Institute of Pain and the American Board of Interventional Pain Practice (ABIPP) certification awarded by ASIPP and WIP. He is an advocate for high standards of certification and training among pain physicians and works toward the advancement of those goals. He has earned numerous awards and honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Interventional Pain Practice and is listed in all editions (1992-2005) of The Best Doctors in America. In July 2006 he received the MORICCA AWARD, the highest award presented by the Italian Pain Society. Within the next year his vision of education, clinical practice and research will be further fulfilled when the new Racz International Pain Center will open on the campus of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in September 2008 in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Racz has published numerous book chapters and journal articles describing his techniques in spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, neurolysis, radiofrequency thermocoagulation and other interventional procedures used in management of pain.

Practice Locations

    • Gabor Racz, MD
    • 3601 4th St ,Lubbock Texas, 79430
    • Phone : 8067432155
    • Gabor Racz, MD
    • 3601 4th St ,Lubbock Texas, 79430
    • Phone : 8067432155

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem BCBS
  • BCBS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Health Plus
  • Humana
  • Humana Protector 360
  • HumanaOne
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthOne
  • UnitedHealthcare
4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy Lubbock TX, 79407

4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy  Lubbock, TX 79407

Phone (806) 744-7223

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