Pain Management, Anesthesiologist in New York, New York (NY)

Herschel Kotkes MD

Pain Management, Anesthesiologist


  • Herschel Kotkes MD PC
    305 East 55th Street, suite 206
    New York, New York, 10022 - United States
    Phone: 212-319-1339
    Fax: 516-634-0631

About Our Practice

My specialty is Interventional pain management. I focus on diagnosing and relieving spine related pain, sports related pain, and neuropathic pain such as neck and arm pain, back and leg pain, herniated discs, sciatica, radiculopathy, failed back surgery syndrome, RSD, whiplash injuries, spasm, shingles, zoster I believe that patients need to get right to the point of their pain, and get it under control fast, so they can resume their normal activities. I use a Fluoroscope, which is a "live" x-ray to assist me in safely injecting potent antiinflammatory medication directly to the source of the pain, providing the most optimal pain relief while minimizing side effects. I also perform discograms- a test to determine if pain is related to damaged spinal discs. Then, I can remove the painful disc material thru a needle. Other treatments in my practice include radiofrequency ablation - temporarily removing the function of painful nerves; and dorsal column stimulator implantation- a spinal cord pacemaker to help relieve pain. Other treatments provided include epidural lysis of adhesions, epidural injections, facet blocks, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, sympathetic blocks, and medical therapy.

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Hospital Affiliations
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • New York, NY
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