Dr. Patel completed her Anesthesiology residency and Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at Columbia University. She also studied medical acupuncture at Harvard University. Dr. Patel practices at the Spine & Pain Institute of New York and is also the Director of Neurosurgical Pain at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She is an assistant clinical professor at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine as well as the Program Director for Hofstra-Northwell’s ACGME Pain Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Patel is extremely excited to bring her practice of pain medicine to the Mountainside medical community.

Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain caused by arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and pain following spine surgery. She also has expertise in treating neuropathic pain, cancer related pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), pelvic pain, headache, atypical facial pain, and peripheral neuralgias. Dr. Patel offers a variety of treatment options to help eliminate pain intractable to previous therapy, including epidurals, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, kyphoplasty and the latest minimally invasive spine procedures.

Dr. Patel is most recognized for her expertise in Neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation. Dr. Patel teaches techniques in neuromodulation to other physicians and lectures on topics of neuromodulation nationally. In a short time, Dr. Patel has gained national recognition for her many publications and contributions to the study and treatment of pain. Her steadfast dedication to furthering the field, particularly pain syndromes that are the most difficult to manage, has resulted in her appointment to national advisory committees.

Dr. Patel participates in clinical neuromodulation research with the goal of improving clinical practice and outcomes. She has published extensively in leading scientific journals and presented her work at premiere scientific meetings. Dr. Patel’s practice philosophy is to blend medical innovation, evidence-based medicine and compassion to meet each patient’s individual goals. She strives to improve functionality and allow patients to resume an active lifestyle. Dr. Patel believes that the treatment of pain is not only a physical issue but an emotional one as well. She offers patients the personal time and care that is needed to thoroughly evaluate their pain and provide them with the most appropriate treatment.