MAPS Pain Centers = World Renowned Expertise

MAPS Pain Centers has been providing comprehensive nonsurgical pain management expertise with Board stem cellsCertified, Fellowship Trained physicians year after year in the metro Chiago area. The centers are now providing state-of-the-art stem cell therapy, which allows patients to achieve pain relief and avoid surgery!

There are several MAPS Pain locations offering stem cell therapy in and around metro Chicago. The facilities are first rate, the Illinois stem cell doctors are expert and compassionate and the outcomes have been stellar.


Patients are offered a free consultation to discuss stem cell therapy options. and the Chicago pain doctors treat all types of spinal and extremity conditions!

Call (888) 885-8675 today.

Featured Stem Cell Doctors at MAPS Pain Centers

Darrel Saldanha, MD


Dr. Saldanha is double-board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Saldanha is a compassionate physician who is driven to provide healthcare to patients, regardless of background.

His expertise spans both medical management and interventional procedures, which includes PRP and stem cell therapy. Patients with all types of bone, joint and soft tissue conditions are treated with the regenerative medicine procedures to help repair and regenerate injury!


Thomas Pontinen, MD


Dr. Pontinen is a double-board certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain medicine specialist. He has also undergone formal training as a resident in general surgery, which allows him to perform the most innovative procedures in pain medicine safely and skillfully.He is a compassionate physician who works daily to help his patients regain their lives and get back to doing the activities they love.

He is passionate about treating the most complex pain cases in a comprehensive, integrative and holistic approach, combining multiple treatment modalities with the most innovative, minimally invasive procedures.




Andrea Rakic, MD


Dr. Rakic is double-board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. He was a professor at the University of Illinois, specializing in in general anesthesia, regional anesthesia and pain management. He is interested in spine and orthopedic pain, cancer pain, as well as neuropathic pain conditions.

He brings a University level of care to patients and loves to offer regenerative medicine procedures including PRP and stem cell therapy to help provide relief. Most patients are able to avoid surgery and increase their functional abilities. Dr. Rakic also speaks Spanish and Serbian.

Mark Farag, MD


Dr. Mark Farag is a double-board certified and fellowship-trained anesthesiologist and interventional pain management specialist. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for his anesthesiology residency and interventional pain management fellowship.He is compassionate, intelligent, and always dedicated to giving his patients the highest quality of care.

He focuses on using a multi-modal approach (procedures, medications, physical therapy, and other therapies) to treat the pain at its source, and help his patients resume a fulfilling personal, professional, and social life.