Dr Máté Nagy

Dr Máté Nagy

Profile manager of the Pain Management center of Panoráma Polyclinic, neurosurgeon, spine surgeon, analgesic specialist

I graduated from the Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Pécs in 2013. In the meantime, in 2011, I had carried out research at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich as a guest student. Since 2013 I have been working at the Neurosurgery Clinic in Pécs. I also enhanced my professional knowledge at the University Clinic in Heidelberg, then I took my specialist exam in 2019.

In addition to general neurosurgery, I mainly deal with spinal defects. The care of traumatic cases and abrasive diseases form the main part of my daily clinical activity. I treat spinal diseases extensively, so I am close to have performed half a thousand selective nerve blocks near the spine under surgical conditions. I regularly operate minimal invasive spinal immobilizations, and I also welcome patients who have previously undergone unsuccessful spinal surgeries. For them, a therapy – called spinal cord stimulation – that reflects a completely different approach, and that has the strongest therapeutic evidence in the treatment of so-called failed back surgery syndrome, can bring the ultimate pain relief.

„Neurosurgery is evolving rapidly and it is distinctly innovative and immensely diverse specialty. The fact that this field of medicine is extremely responsible, and how complex pain management can be in general, have always inspired me.

In the course of neurosurgery work, in many cases it is necessary to make decisions about saving life or saving life-determining funcions: to avoid paralysis, to maintain the ability to work, or to moderate and eliminate the pain of patients suffering from great pain. I appreciate any interventions, either it is a well-targeted painkiller injection or a complex all-day spinal surgery performed with a heroic struggle. There is nothing like that feeling when patients come back to me for a follow-up examination and I could see that they have literally managed to change or regain their lives.”

Dr. Nagy Máté

Pain therapy that relieves or eliminates acute and chronic pain in an outpatient care:

Diseases and defects that can be treated with analgesic and therapeutic nerve blockades include among others:

  • In spinal diseases: spinal small joint wear, vertebral slip, herniated disc, spinal canal stenosis, Bechterew’s disease, low back pains, Bertolotti syndrome, sacro-iliac joint wear
  • In case of shoulder pain: chronic shoulder pain, incisura scapulae syndrome
  • In case of back pain: series of rib- or dorsal vertebral fractures due to trauma or cancer, other intercostal (belt-like radiant) pains, pleural carcinosis
  • In case of hip pain: hip wear, adductor spasmus, obturator tunnel syndrome, pain caused by sciatic and pubic metastases
  • Complex regional pain syndrome, other tunnel syndromes, trigeminal neuralgia 

Pain therapy that relieves or eliminates chronic pain:

Pains that can be reduced by spinal cord stimulations:

  • Failed back surgery syndrome (also known as postlaminectomy syndrome)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Refractory angina pectoris
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Deafferentation pain caused by spinal cord injuries
  • Phantom pain
  • Postherpetic neuralgia

Pain therapeutic treatments are used if there is no absolute need for surgical care.

Our daily practice includes among others physiotherapy / manual therapy, adjustment of neuropathic medication, and infusion treatments.