Pain Management Doctors

Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if the patient suffers from pain due to a work-related injury. Interventional pain management is a “discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain-related disorders.” Interventional pain medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals (orthopedic surgeon, spine surgeon, neurosurgeon, neurologist, acupuncturist, and physical therapist) works together, to provide a full range of treatments and services for injured workers suffering from acute pain caused by work-related injury.

As the best, and often last, resort for patients diagnosed with acute pain, our goal is to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions. Advanced Pain Care also strives to help patients return to work quickly and without heavy reliance on medications.

Dr. Ningning He, MD

Dr. Ningning He, MD is board certified in anesthesiology and ABA subspecialty in pain medicine. Dr. He finished her pain management training at New York University. Dr. He uses the most advanced but least invasive pain management techniques to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. Appropriate and targeted treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis from Dr. He and her team, followed by an action plan to suit the patient’s needs. The goal of Dr. He and her team is compassionate care of the highest quality for those suffering from pain.

Dr He served as an instructor for RIWOspine US in Spine Endoscopy techniques. Dr He had extensive training in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr He is a member of American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Medicine, North American Spine Society (NASS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), and American Society Of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). Dr He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center and Hudson Regional Hospital.

Dr. Rai Kang, D.P.M

Dr. Kang is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Kang is specialized in sports medicine, trauma, and reconstructive surgeries of foot and ankle. She is board certified for Foot and ankle surgeries. Dr. Kang completed her surgical residency at Hoboken University Medical Center and extensively trained in foot and ankle trauma and deformities including reconstruction of the forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle deformities. She received her doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Kang holds certifications from Arthroscopy Associated of North America (AANA), Comprehensive internal Fixation /Reconstructive surgery of the Foot and Ankle (AAFAO), and Extremity Fixation for trauma, Limb Deformity and foot & ankle Reconstruction surgery (Orthofix). She has published a Scientific review for Managing Missed Lower-Extremity Compartment Syndrome in the Physiologically Stable patient (ACFAS, 2017).

Dr. Steven Struhl, MD

Dr. Struhl specializes in shoulder and knee-related injuries and conditions. He takes pride in being innovative in the orthopedic field with the most up to date treatments including a patented procedure for the repair of shoulder separations (AC joint dislocations), robotic-assisted partial knee replacement and the latest techniques in non-operative minimally invasive orthopedics including the latest in cutting edge treatment modalities.

Dr. Struhl is board certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Surgery and has been in private practice for over 22 years. He is currently on faculty at NYU Medical School and is a member of the teaching service at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has authored numerous peer-review articles and his research has been presented both nationally and internationally. He has served as a medical consultant to the US Open tennis tournament and is currently the Medical Director for Sportscare Physical Therapy, the official physical therapists for the Brooklyn Nets. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Struhl earned his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco. He performed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Penn State University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Jeffrey Guttman, MD

Dr Guttman earned his degree in medicine from New York University. He then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and a fellowship in sports medicine at Allegheny University Hospitals. He also holds a bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board certified physician specializing in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Guttman is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Guttman is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient’s situation and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

Dr. Vivek Ramakrishnan, DO, FACOS, FACS

Dr. Ramakrishnan is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in complex and minimally-invasive spine surgery. He is one of a very small number of spine surgeons in the United States with training in both neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine-surgery. Dr. Ramakrishnan completed his residency training in neurological surgery in southern California at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and proceeded to complete a cranial-spinal trauma fellowship at Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs. Following this, he completed a second fellowship in complex and minimally-invasive spine surgery at the University of California, San Diego under the tutelage of one of the foremost pioneers in spine surgery, Dr. Steven Garfin.

As a spine surgeon, Dr. Ramakrishnan utilizes the latest techniques for his patients including minimally-invasive techniques, robotic technology, and stereotactic navigation. He focuses on the operative therapies that will give patients the maximum recovery they deserve. Dr. Ramakrishnan also serves as a faculty member for neurosurgery residents at Rutgers/RWJ as well as for orthopedic residents at Jersey City Medical Center. He has published book chapters on cranial/spinal trauma as well as peer-reviewed articles. He is a member of North American Spine Society (NASS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

Dr Jay Y. Chun, MD, PhD

Dr. Jay Chun earned his MD and PhD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following his neurosurgical residency at the University of California, San Francisco, he pursued specialized training in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia. While a member of the Columbia University faculty, Dr. Chun worked in the field of biotechnology. He has received many honors including Medical Research Fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) working with the late Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg. He received his PhD with Richard Axel, a recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize. In honor of his stem cell research he received the NIH Individual National Research Service Award.

Dr. Chun’s expertise lies in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, as well as the use of artificial discs. Minimally invasive spine surgery, conducted through small incisions, promotes quick recovery and minimizes post-operative pain. Dr. Chun’s exceptional patient outcomes and proficiency in this innovative approach make him a trusted choice for many local healthcare providers seeking expert care for spine-related issues.

Dr. Louis Noce, MD, FAANS

Dr. Noce is a graduate of the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where attended medical school and completed his neurosurgery residency. Dr. Noce completed advanced fellowship training in spine surgery at Montefiore Medical Center.. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society and American Medical Association.

Dr. Noce has been a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery for nearly 20 years. In addition to specializing in complex spine and minimally invasive treatments for a broad range of spine issues – including spinal stenosis, disc disease, degenerative spinal disorders, spinal tumors, and congenital spinal issues – he is leading the industry by instructing other surgeons on these techniques. Dr. Noce also focuses on failed spine surgery syndrome, bringing relief to patients who have new or persistent pain after spinal surgery.