No. Dr. Williams is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Peripheral Nerve Surgery (one year additional training with A. Lee Dellon MD PhD at the Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery). Due to the significant inherent risks of long term narcotic use the medical community has created an entire specialty devoted to the science of medical pain management. These specialists are board certified in the medical treatment of pain. Due to a sharp crackdown by government agencies, surgeons and physicians of all types are discouraged, and in some circumstances mandated to refer patients suffering from chronic pain to those physicians who are certified in Pain Management. These physicians often play a critical role in diagnosing the cause of the chronic pain, as well as, managing the effects of chronic pain with many different classes of medications and other modalities. Often referral to a Board Certified Pain Management Physician is a very important part of a well coordinated treatment plan for a patient, and is part of the team approach that provides better care for patients suffering with these difficult problems.