Dr. Ajay Varma, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 46

Dr. Varma
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Gramercy Pain Center

2124 State Route 35 Holmdel, NJ 07733

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Dr. Ajay Varma, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Holmdel, NJ and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Manchester, U.K. medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Varma to book an appointment.

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I have already had 2 reviews rejected by the Moderators in regards to this Gentleman. Look, If your looking for a Pain Mgmnt. Dr. ---- Look elsewhere ! Just not a good guy ! Last visit in Aug, 2021 - My lower back , which I have had multiple surgeries on, I was in excruciating pain as Varma was preparing me for Injections to relieve some of my misery, I used some COLOFUL language as he examined - TOLD me not use such language, a brief debate ensued. Varma, so caring, told me to FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR ! - I left his office VERY angry, without the Injections and in near crippling Pain. If there is a redeeming part of his practice (I have not met his partner !) The staff, including Karina and Megan are outstanding ! I hope I cleaned this review up enough, for it to be posted !
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Steve Elfstrom – Nov 03, 2021
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Every visit has been satisfactory. I really don’t mind waiting as the doctor will spend as much time with you as he did with his previous patient. Trust me when I tell you, you will be more than satisfied with the doctor and his staff.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Doris Cofone – Sep 30, 2021
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Dr. Varma is right to the point, he helped me and made sure I was taken care of and getting better after every visit. He always gives me good input to keep achieving my goals in getting stronger and healthier. He is helpful anytime I need him I can call the office and everyone is so pleasant. The office is always clean and sanitized. he is perfect. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Elvera Simmons – Nov 11, 2020
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Gramercy staff is the best! Dr. Varma has great bedside manners and cares about your well being. I would recommend him to anyone in pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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James V. – Nov 02, 2020
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Dr. Varma is very stern but knows what he is talking about, never rushes my appointment, listens which is most important, Unlike other doctors he cares. My two girls at the front desk Karina & Megan are awesome! You will adore the two of them. I definitely recommend Dr. Varma and his office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Casey C – Sep 10, 2020
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great visit. always helpful. not a pill pusher. highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jul 10, 2019
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He's very compassionate and understanding of my needs. I believe he's highly professional in his field. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is experiencing excruciating pain or in need of constant pain relief.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Deering in Hazlet, NJ – Jun 07, 2019
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I've known Dr. Varma for a decade now and have referred numerous patients to him. All of which were satisfied with his services. Today I found the need for his services myself. I strained my low back working on patient. I called his office and they said they would get me in ASAP. Within two hours I am pain free. "Thank You DOC!" The professional services provided were performed beyond my expectations and the results even better. I returned to my office pain free and able to see my patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DR.Robert A. Blozen, Jr., D.C. in Holmdel, NJ – Aug 21, 2018
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Dr. Varma is a very dedicated & personable doctor. His professional guidance w/my pain is above & beyond. He will always try various methods and/or modalities of treatment to help alleviate my chronic pain. I appreciate everything he does for me. I have great admiration & respect for Dr. Varma. I would highly recommend Dr. Varma to anyone who requires "pain management" because he is an outstanding doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas A. Berkery in Aberdeen, NJ – Mar 17, 2018
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Dr. Varma was extremely attentive and informative regarding my condition. I found him to be well versed and helpful in guiding and directing me so that I am able to live a quality life managing my pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Freehold – Dec 20, 2017
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Dr. Varma has been providing excellent care for over 3 years now, He has helped me tremendously. He takes the time to listen to my concerns. I highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering with pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ronald Gerhard in S Amboy, NJ – Nov 03, 2017
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Dr Varna lacks personality , compassion, and professionalism. Personally overhead him discussing patients conditions with applucent for receptionist position who was not hired.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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New York, NY – May 24, 2017
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explains everything well, takes time with you, very concerned about me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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frank scandariato in middletown nj – Mar 07, 2017
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Dr. Varma is always professional and I feel he really cares about how I am feeling and tries to alleviate any pain or discomfort I am having. He always takes the time to explain everything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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georgene beelitz in sayreville, nj – Mar 07, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Ajay Varma, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Holmdel, NJ and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2008
University Hospital SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University Hospital SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency Hospital
1999
University Of Manchester, U.K.
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Ajay Varma, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Varma frequently treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, Low Back Pain, and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Varma treats.

Where is Dr. Ajay Varma, MD's office located?

Dr. Varma's office is located at 2124 State Route 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Varma's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Chronic Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Varma's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(732) 788-0349

Dr. Varma accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Locations

Gramercy Pain Center

Holmdel Medical Center2124 State Route 35 Holmdel, NJ 07733
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Varma is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Clara Maass Medical Center

Belleville, NJ

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center

Holmdel, NJ

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)