Dr. Crispino Santos, MD, FIPP
As a board-certified interventional pain specialist with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Crispino Santos is a leader of medical innovations that provide lasting solutions for chronic pain of injuries and degenerative spine-joint disorders.
Dr. Santos is the founder and medical director of the Regenerative Cell Institute (RCI). He attended medical school at the Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines, and did his post-doctoral residency training in general surgery and anesthesiology at King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He also completed one year of advanced anesthesiology fellowship at the University of South Florida-Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He graduated and was a recipient of Winthrop Stearns Scholar and Rolando Solis Cardiology Award in 1979.
Dr. Santos first practiced medicine in Mason City, Iowa where he worked for nine years and started the cardiac anesthesia program and established the Pain Management Center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. In February 1998, Dr. Santos moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and joined Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center. There, he began his full-time practice as an interventional pain physician. He founded Regenerative Cell Institute of Las Vegas, Nevada in 2013.
Dr. Santos is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Pain Management. He is also board certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice. Additionally, he is an active member of the World Institute of Pain, the International Spine Intervention Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Neuromodulation Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound, the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine.
He specializes in minimally interventional pain procedures for the treatment of spinal pain, joint pain, and other orthopedic conditions. Dr. Santos’ unparalleled expertise in minimally injection techniques, utilizing live image guidance, allows him to administer the highest quality biologics placed precisely in the areas of tissue damage. Using the latest stem cell research and cutting-edge regenerative medical techniques, he performs the most advanced regenerative cell treatments for an array of medical conditions including arthritis, joint injuries, spinal pain, chronic pain conditions, neurological conditions, auto-immune diseases, and aesthetics. He has performed several thousands of interventional pain procedures, has trained other doctors, given lectures, and treated patients locally and internationally.
He is always researching the most advanced, safe, and effective therapies to improve and prolong patients’ lives using the most natural way of healing.