Kucera Double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Henderson - Tomas J. Kucera, M.D., M.S. has brought his specialized service of Interventional Pain Medicine to the professional team at Crovetti Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. This medical discipline is the most recent addition to this Las Vegas valley practice, and Dr. Kucera’s arrival now provides a new dimension of non-narcotic, non-surgical solutions for patients experiencing pain.
“Being invited to join the Crovetti Ortho team is both an honor and an exciting opportunity,” reveals Dr. Kucera. “To me, the most important part of practicing medicine is creating that trusted relationship between patient and doctor. I’ve always believed clear, honest and direct communication is necessary - in both directions, not only from doctor-to-patient – so that we can work together toward achieving the most successful outcome. And the truth is, that’s an atmosphere that isn’t common in many medical practices. I met Dr. Crovetti while caring for his dad during a surgery, and in the months that followed through other patient consultations and referrals, I witnessed first-hand that Dr. Crovetti and I share that same patient philosophy – as well as many others.”
Originally from Czechoslovakia and raised in South Florida, Dr. Tomas J. Kucera completed his undergraduate studies with honors at the University of South Florida, followed by a Master of Science in Pharmacy. He then returned to his native country (now the Czech Republic) to pursue his medical degree, with rotations at the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kucera completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine – followed by a Fellowship at New York University College of Medicine.
In addition to his medical training in Europe, Dr. Kucera’s passion for his specialty has taken him around the world as both teacher and volunteer for medical missions in Ethiopia, East Africa, and the Honduras in Central America. He has participated in research projects at Scripps, MIT, and the University of South Florida, presented at a number of medical symposiums nationwide, and has been published in numerous medical journals. He currently holds medical licenses in Nevada, Arizona, Wisconsin, New York, and Florida.
Double Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dr. Kucera’s education and professional background make him well suited to assist patients seeking an alternative to ‘suffering silently’ – something many do out of fear that the only solutions for them are either narcotic medications or surgery.
“To be fair, patients have a good reason for those fears, as historically, that’s often been the case. But not today,” he explains. “Now, there are many interventional treatments that have proven very successful in alleviating and managing pain levels – ones that allow people to avoid those often-feared solutions. These treatments can include Physical Therapy, intervention with nerve blocks, steroid injections, spine manipulation, and other methods.”
Dr. Kucera is the first to admit that he’s no ‘miracle worker,’ acknowledging that pain intervention is an imperfect science. “I’ll be straight with patients right up front, often explaining to them that “I may have to turn you into a pin cushion to figure this out, and completely pain-free may not be an option – but I’ll get you as close as I can.””
“The key is that they know I’m searching for the cause of their pain. I recommend the best treatment program tailored to address that pain, and we work together to assess their progress and keep moving forward. There are times, of course, when the best option may turn out to be surgical. But if that point is reached, it’s with the knowledge that all other paths have been explored.”
With his addition to the team at Crovetti Ortho, not only does Dr. Kucera bring a new medical specialty to patients, but Dr. Mike Crovetti believes that he’s chosen a like-minded professional in putting patient care above all else.
“There is no doubt that Dr. Kucera’s skills and experience add a whole new layer of patient care to Crovetti Orthopaedics, and we’re all very happy to welcome him on board,” states Dr. Crovetti. “But as anyone who has ever been a patient of any doctor can attest, knowing that your voice and issues are truly being heard by your doctor isn’t necessarily a ‘given.’ It is at Crovetti Ortho – always has been, and always will be. On that score, and many others, it’s clear that Dr. Tomas Kucera will fit right in.”
About Crovetti Orthopaedics
Crovetti Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (COSM), has been providing Orthopedic care in the Las Vegas valley since 2000. Its Founder, Dr. Mike Crovetti is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and treats orthopedic problems in the hip and knee. As an innovator, Dr. Crovetti has and continues to develop new Orthopaedic instrumentation and surgical devices, as well as pioneering innovative surgical and recovery suites. As a result, he has had the opportunity to learn from surgeons worldwide. He, in turn, has dedicated his career to training surgeons from around the world on disorders and new technologies in hip and knee surgery.