Lars Walén, M.D.

specialist in minimally invasive and endoscopic treatment of the back

Lars Walén, M.D. is a specialist in minimally invasive and endoscopic pain treatment and a certified anesthesiologist and intensivist for Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom. He holds a master’s degree in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and pain management. He belongs to a group of leading experts in the field of pain treatment using interventional techniques under X-ray and ultrasound control. He specializes in the field of interventional treatment of pain with a focus on treatment techniques for minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures. He works as an international consultant for interdisciplinary medical teams in complicated cases associated with chronic back pain. He is the chief physician of the cooperating EuroPainClinics office in Umeå.

Dr. Walén’s clinical practice includes many years of work at the Norrlands University Hospital in Umeå and Sunderby in Luleå and in many European centers, e.g. in Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States. From 2008 to 2009, he worked at the Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Center in Shepton Mallet, UK. There, he was involved mainly with anesthesia in total replacements of the knee and hip joints, as well as orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery and general surgery.

Continuously with his medical profession, Dr. Walén is dedicated to research and extensive educational activities.


  • Swedish Association of Anesthesia and Intensive Care (SFAI)
  • Scandinavian Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI)
  • European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA)

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