What is Stellate Ganglion Block?
The Stellate Institute
Meet Sean Mulvaney, M.D.
As an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Dr. Mulvaney is board certified in Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is the co-founder of The Stellate Institute. During his 31-year military career, Dr. Mulvaney served our nation’s Special Operations community as both a US Navy SEAL officer and a US Army physician.
In 2008, he became the first Department of Defense physician to be credentialed in regenerative medicine techniques such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy for repair of musculoskeletal and spine injuries. Dr. Mulvaney is the internationally recognized leader in the use of SGB for PTSD. He was the first to use Stellate Ganglion Block to treat combat-related PTSI and has published in this field of research for over 10 years. He is internationally known as an educator of other physicians and has pioneered and extensively published on ultrasound-guided techniques.
As the Chief Science Officer and a staff physician with Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Annapolis, Maryland, (home of The Stellate Institute) Dr. Mulvaney focuses on the repair of musculoskeletal, nerve and spine injuries using regenerative medicine techniques with ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance.
Why should Dr. Mulvaney perform my SGB?
Simply put, he is the best and most experienced physician in the world at successfully using SGB to treat PTSI. Since 2009, Dr. Mulvaney has safely completed thousands of ultrasound-guided SGBs to treat PTSI in military and civilian patients.
After compassionately treating thousands of patients with PTSD, his insights into patients suffering with PTSD allow him to use the therapeutic window created by the SGB to significantly augment the benefits of the procedure alone.
As a US Navy SEAL and a physician, he has seen the long-lasting pain that post-traumatic stress injury causes to individuals and families. He is sincerely invested in your recovery and will monitor your progress long after the procedure is done.
Dr. Mulvaney has 10 peer-reviewed medical publications (6 original studies) on this topic and has been the invited speaker at more than 10 international/national-level lectures on SGB for PTSI. He has taught hundreds of physicians neck sonographic anatomy and the SGB technique.
As a fellowship-trained and board-certified interventional pain physician, he is also proficient in fluoroscopically (x-ray) guided SGBs, but he strongly feels that the fluoroscope method is more painful, less accurate and unnecessarily exposes patients to ionizing radiation.