Columbia University Medical Center

Pain Medicine Unveils New Location at Columbus Circle

Offering centralized services in new, purpose-built facility

ColumbiaDoctors Pain Medicine team, 2014.

The Pain Medicine team at ColumbiaDoctors includes (from left) Anis Dizdarevic, MD; Leena Mathew, MBBS, MD; David Bandola, MD: Michael Weinberger, MD; Nomita Sonty, PhD; and Robert Maniker, MD.

ColumbiaDoctors Pain Medicine has opened a new, purpose-built location at 1790 Broadway. Conveniently located at Columbus Circle on the Upper West Side, the new facility is ideally situated in a landmark building, with easy access to public transportation. Now, interventional pain procedures, as well as medical, and psychology consultations are all available in one setting.

The pain medicine team includes David Bandola, MD; Anis Dizdarevic, MD; Robert B. Maniker, MD; Leena Mathew, MBBS, MD; Nomita Sonty, PhD; and Michael L. Weinberger, MD. According to Margaret Wood, MD, the E.M. Papper Professor of Anesthesiology and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), all of the physicians practicing in the new facility are board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, with special expertise in interventional pain management.

Dr. Michael Weinberger, chief of the Division of Interventional Pain Medicine at CUMC, said that patients have responded very positively to the new environment at Columbus Circle, replete with Central Park views and a custom-designed layout to facilitate patient flow and enhance the patient experience. The new location also offers a state-of-the-art procedural room with a dedicated recovery area for added patient comfort.

Services include treatment for conditions such as spine-related pain, post-surgical pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, cancer pain, headache, trigeminal neuralgia, and post-herpetic neuralgia. ColumbiaDoctors Pain Medicine offers a complete portfolio of interventional procedures, all of which can be performed at 1790 Broadway:

  • Fluoroscopically guided interventions
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Selective nerve root injections
  • Facet joint injections and medial branch blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Discography
  • Joint injections (shoulder, knee, hip)
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • Celiac plexus and splanchnic nerve blocks
  • Sympathetic plexus/nerve blocks (stellate ganglion, lumbar sympathetic, peripheral sympathetic nerve injections)
  • Peripheral nerve blocks (intercostal, ilioinguinal, pudendal,
    genitofemoral, brachial plexus, transversus abdominis and rectus sheet blocks)
  • Paravertebral nerve blocks
  • Sphenopalatine and trigeminal ganglion blocks
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebral augmentation procedures
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Intrathecal pumps
  • Cryoablation
  • Acupuncture
  • Psychological approaches to pain management, meditation therapy
  • Biofeedback

For same-day appointments, call 212-305-7114, before 11 a.m.