Dr. Nathan E. Sneddon, MD is double board certified in anesthesiology and interventional spine and pain management, and received his training at an ACGME accredited fellowship. He is passionate about helping those who come under his care and successfully managing their pain. His surgical background provides him a unique perspective when evaluating and treating his patients. Specifically, he focuses on addressing the proper diagnosis of patients' pain, therby treating the sources of the pain, and not just the symptoms of pain. Additionally, he utilizes a holistic philosphy: caring for patients in a comprehensive manner by employing a combination of interventional techniques, medications, and therapy.
Dr. Sneddon specializes in the most advanced minimally invasive techniques for spine related pain management. He has particular interest in the Intracept procedure, Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD), balloon kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal cord stimulation, and the Minuteman procedure. He was the first interventional pain specialist to do Intracept in southeast Idaho and has completed the most Intracept cases in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. He was the first physician to perfrom the Minuteman procedure in the state of Idaho for patients who suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis. Throughout his career, he has perfomed dozens of spinal cord stimulator trials and implants.
He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. His internship in general surgery was at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas, and his orthopedic surgery and anesthesiology residencies were atthe University of Nebraska Medical Center. He then completed his fellowship in interventional spine and pain management at the Comprehensive Pain Center of Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Sneddon is married with six children who keep him extremely busy. In the summers, you will find him in the mountains running the trails or hiking with his family. In the winter, he enjoys skiing the slopes with his kids. He competes in ultra marathons and has completed numerous 50K and 50 mile races. He is currently training for this first 100 mile ultramarathon. He is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhusker football fan and is excited for the University of Washington's entrance into the Big Ten Conference.