A NEW PAIN-RELIEVING DISCOVERY FOR LPHS

Guests:  Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD, FACS; UW School of Medicine and Public Health;  Sheri Spain, LPHS patient…

If you’re like most people, you probably have not heard of LPHS. It is Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome – a painful condition which affects mostly younger women. The pain is in the area of the kidney and radiates down to the groin. It has been described as “possibly the worst pain known in medicine.” Up until recently, to control pain, patients primarily depended on large quantities of narcotics.

A new treatment for LPHS that has brought pain relief and returned a normal life to women living with this debilitating condition has now emerged under the leadership of Hans Sollinger, MD, Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Sollinger’s reputation as one of the world’s leading transplant surgeons is well established. Recently his focus has turned to developing a novel surgical therapy for LPHS with great success.

On this program, Dr. Sollinger describes what he learned about LPHS that led him to a successful treatment not using narcotics, and what the treatment protocol is. Joining the conversation is Sheri Spain, a LPHS patient who is now living a normal, pain-free life after receiving the new treatment. She shares her personal story of how LPHS impacted her life and what she has learned along her journey.