About Dr Milton Raff, Pain Specialist - Cape Town

Dr Milton Raff, Cape TownDr Milton Raff is the medical specialist who is in charge of the Pain Management Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a specialist anaesthesiologist who has been managing pain for 17 years.

Dr Raff is  the current President of PAINSA, the South African Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). and is a member of the Working Group for Developing Countries of the IASP.

He is Editor of the Journal of PAINSA. He is the immediate Past President of the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists and is the Chairperson of the Acute Pain Committee of the World Federation of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)

Dr Raff is a medical doctor with additional training and experience in the advanced techniques of pain relief. He  uses a highly professional medical approach to the understanding of pain and how it works, how it affects our ability to function in daily life, and how it affects our psychological outlook.

Why go to our Pain Clinic?

The medical profession acknowledges that pain is a disease and that its management has not received the attention that it deserves in  medical training and education This is not unique to South Africa and is a widely recognised international problem

Your general practitioner may try their best, but may have limitations in what he can achieve. Drug therapy has advanced and there are now more medications available to help patients. Technology too has improved and there are now many more choices in the treatment of pain.

The Pain Clinic is staffed by Registered Nurses. Associate staff include Radiologists, Neurologists, Spinal and Orthopaedic surgeons, and Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Physiotherapists.