Richard H. Bundschu, M.D.
Pain Management Specialist
Interventional Pain Management
Coastal Center (SR 64)
Dr. Richard Bundschu is a board-certified pain management physician who specializes in interventional treatments of the neck and spine. He has demonstrated documented success with all forms of spinal injections, facet injections, radio-frequency vertebroplasty & kyphoplasty (vertebral compression fractures) and implantable spinal cord stimulators. Dr. Bundschu is an internationally recognized leader in pain management techniques and trains other pain management physicians for the International Spinal Interventional Society. He also maintains four Board Certifications (the maximum possible) in pain management.
Dr. Bundschu enjoys spending time and traveling the world with his wife and three children. He also enjoys leading an active lifestyle participating in everything from yoga to triathlon competitions.
Doctor of Medicine:
University of Miami
University of Miami – Anesthesia Residency
Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Miami
The American Board of Anesthesiology – certificates in both Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Pain Management
American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
International Spine Intervention Society – Physician Instructor
Interventional Pain Institute – Cadaver Course Instructor
Clinical Teaching Physician for residency training program – Blake Medical center and Manatee Memorial Hospital
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians – Member
The Spine Intervention Society – Member
American Academy of Pain Medicine – Member
Manatee County Medical Society – Member
Florida Medical Association – Member
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Pain from failed back surgery
- Nerve compression
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
- Rotator cuff injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Complex regional syndromes (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or RSD)
- Disorders of the nervous system, including shingles
- Cancer pain
- Muscle and joint pain
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Vertebral compression fractures
Dr. Bundschu patiently tried option after option for my chronic back pain with an extremely positive and professional attitude. He did not quit until we found something that works. My Nevro implant gave me my life back and I am so thankful to him and Gina for all the patience and time they invested in me. He really cares about his patients.
Angela T., Healthgrades.com
I really had a great experience with Coastal Orthopedics. From Dr. Lamar and the staff at that location to the Imaging center. Everyone is kind and they always ensure you have a follow up appointment and all necessary information before you leave. I actually had an amazing experience at the imaging center! Dr. Bundschu and his staff made me feel so comfortable during a procedure that I was really nervous about. One specific person stood out, I think her name was Amelia. She really made the difference between full on panic mode and being somewhat relaxed. I highly recommend the caring and competent team at Coastal Orthopedics.
Coastal Orthopedics has been my go-to place for all of my ortho needs. Without a doubt everyone from surgeons to staff is exceptional. Dr. Bundschu has been my pain management doctor for years. He always has a positive attitude and concern for my well being. On January 21 I accidentally fell which resulted in a compound fracture of my ankle. I am so thankful Dr. O’Daly was my surgeon. Although I am just starting my physical therapy, I am very confident my outcome will be positive.
Shirley T., Google.com
Dr. Bundschu is amazing. He is up to date on the newest things to help pain. He listens and cares. He has a great sense of humor and makes you feel comfortable even when in pain and stressed. Thank you for giving me my life back to the best I can be without loading me up with narcotics. I cannot say enough about this man and the people who work with him. I highly recommend!
Dr. Bundschu has been my doctor for my back pain for several years. He is a wonderful doctor. I have the utmost respect for his experience. He has helped me go from a wheelchair to walking. His personality and relationship with his patients is a rare find in today’s society. I can’t say enough praise about how much I am satisfied with how well his treatment has helped me and how satisfied I am to have him as my doctor.
Dr. Bundschu is awesome! The very best Doctor I have ever had. Replaced my dinosaur stimulator with a new Nevro, both Dr. B and the stimulator rock!
Rhonda M., Facebook.com
I sustained multiple injuries from an auto accident in 2008 and sought numerous treatments from various doctors. Because of my injuries and other doctors not being able to help with my injuries, my personal life took a turn for the worse. I gained too much weight, didn’t go out with my family/friends anymore and couldn’t do simple chores around the house. After meeting Dr. Bundschu, my condition improved dramatically. I am close to being in the best shape of my life now. BEST DOCTOR EVER!
Was very happy to see Dr. Bundschau and know I am set up to return when I need him… He gave me some exercises to ward off another attack and some good advice. Made me feel more secure. His nurse was also terrific. I have been a Coastal patient for years and think they have a wonderful staff from top to bottom. This is a great facility!
Carole Anne, Bradenton
Dr. Bundschu is an excellent pain management doctor. I have seen him as needed for several years. I have had 2 back surgeries and have depended on Dr. Bundschu to see that I don’t need further surgery through pain management. He is extremely talented in his profession and very much concerned with the patient’s well-being. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing pain management.
Mary B., Palmetto
I find Dr. Bundschu to be a very personable and understanding doctor who also has a sense of humor which tends to alleviate any trepidation that a patient may have. I also find his staff to be very courteous and professional throughout. I also find his P.A. Gina Sussi to have the same compassion and professionalism as Dr. Bundschu and am highly impressed by his lead Nurse Brian who is quick to respond to any calls for questions. Overall, an excellent group.
In the spinal injections I received from Dr. Bundschu and during my office appointments, I found him to be not only exceptionally qualified in his medical treatment but extremely considerate and caring. Trust and integrity are the two most important elements in a doctor-patient relationship. I trust his medical decisions and I admire his integrity. I am certain that all of his patients feel as I do. We are treated not merely as patients but very respectfully as individuals in need of medical care.
Robert M., Bradenton
He has treated me for a pain disease, RSD for 10yrs. He has never given up on finding ways to help me and has made me able to cope with this disease. He encourages me to stay positive and helps educate my family about my disease. I am NEVER rushed through as a patient as some doctors may do. I would HIGHLY recommend him and I can say some of my family members have chosen him as well and are extremely happy. He’s great in surgery situations as well and I trust him completely.
Merrie C., Bradenton
I appreciated the relaxed environment with Dr. Bundschu. He is very patient and has a great sense of humor. He thoroughly explained my condition and options. I felt like I was treated like a person and not just “let’s get this over with”.
Nancy M., Parrish
I absolutely recommend Dr. Bundschu. I have received the best possible care and I would not put my spine in other hands but Dr. Bundschu’s. He is excellent.
Rose M., HealthGrades.com
Wonderful and compassionate doctor. Listens to all our concerns regarding the pain we are having. All testing and appointments for the pain are done in a timely manner. In fact very fast.
Dr. Bundschu is always on time, has a great attitude, answers all questions, and helps you decide the best treatment for you. I always leave with a smile.
Dr. Bundschu is so knowledgeable and caring. He helps make his patients have true confidence in him and his ability.
I had the pleasure of working previously with Dr. Bundschu and can honestly say that he really does care about each and every one of his patients as well as his staff. Great guy!
The best doctor I’ve ever found for my injuries and pain!