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Michael A. Pudenz

Michael A. Pudenz, MD

Pain Management and Anesthesiology

"It’s rewarding to see our patients participating in the activities they enjoy again and not letting pain dictate their lives anymore."

Office Information

About Me

If you or a loved one needs relief from chronic pain, look to Michael Pudenz, MD at Avera Interventional Pain Services in Sioux Falls, SD.

Expert Pain Management for Chronic Pain

As a pain fellowship-trained anesthesiologist, Dr. Pudenz provides expert pain management services to treat debilitating pain. He cares for patients with a variety of conditions and has a special interest in:

  • Chronic regional pain syndrome
  • Rhizotomy
  • Cooled radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerve branches

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Pudenz enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, woodworking, playing hockey, wakeboarding, snowboarding, hiking, fly fishing and home brewing.

Special Interests

Traveling abroad, woodworking, home brewing, skiing, biking, boating, outdoor activities



University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Anesthesiology


University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Pain Management

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists; American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine; American Medical Association; American & South Dakota State Medical Association


Eligible - American Board of Anesthesiology

Eligible - American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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