Dr. Douglas C. Schottenstein
Douglas Schottenstein, M.D., opened his own private practice so that he could deliver the highest quality of care in an advanced, self-contained center. He is one of only 200 physicians in the nation who is double board certified in neurology and interventional pain management.
Dr. Schottenstein and his expert staff at NY Spine Medicine treat patients suffering from a variety of acute and chronic painful conditions. Dr. Schottenstein performs a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and surgeries, including epidurals, transforaminal nerve blocks, sympathetic blocks, facet and sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency lesioning, provocative discography, annuloplasty, nucleoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal pumps.
Dr. Schottenstein received his interventional pain management training at Columbia University/ New York Presbyterian Hospital, rated one of the top five hospitals in the nation. He received his neurology training at Emory University, the highest ranked department in the South, and one of the leading programs in the nation.
In addition to leading NY Spine Medicine, Dr. Schottenstein is an assistant professor of anesthesiology & neurosurgery at Cornell University, the top-rated hospital system in the region.
Dr. Schottenstein is a highly active member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, the International Spine Intervention Society, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Education & Training
- Columbia University/ New York Presbyterian Hospital
- Interventional pain management
- Assistant professor of anesthesiology & neurosurgery at Cornell University
Honors & Awards
- Patients’ Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Award
- New York Times’ Top Doctors Award
- Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors Award
- U.S. News & World Report
- New York Magazine’s Top Doctors Award
- NY Top Docs
- American Academy of Neurology
- American Society of Anesthesiology
- American Society of Regional Anesthesia
- International Spine Intervention Society
- American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
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I have full confidence in Dr. Schottenstein. He really has patience and does his best to help find out what is going on. My life has gotten so much better after having just one procedure.
Before seeing Dr. Schottenstein, I had severe pain in my right leg and lower back and I couldn’t do the activities that I really enjoy. After a nerve root block, I could return to skiing and SCUBA diving.
I can now enjoy the simple things again, like holding my grandchildren. Before having the shots I was very nervous, but Dr. Schottenstein does a great job of explaining the procedures, which put me at ease. I had terrible pain in my neck and upper back. I was gaining weight and getting out of shape very quickly. After I finally just relaxed and had the shots, I could get back to working out and I was able to lose my extra weight quickly.
I had focused back pain that radiated down my leg. With the epidural injections and radio frequency treatment, both of which were not painful at all, I was able to get back to playing sports. Dr. Schottenstein communicated well throughout the process and put me at ease.
I had pain and stiffness in my neck, radiating down my back and up one side of my head. It got so bad that I had great difficulty sleeping and sitting in a chair at work. I hate needles but Dr. Schottenstein put me at ease. The procedure didn’t hurt at all – just a pinching feeling. My life is 100% better after the shot. Don’t be afraid – get the shot!