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Dr. Seth Waldman, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 55

  
Dr. Waldman

Hospital for Special Surgery

535 E 70th St New York, NY 10021
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Dr. Seth Waldman, MD is a pain medicine specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1988 and specializes in pain medicine.


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This is my 3rd year as his patient and he is amazing. He is one the reasons I remain living in NYC, and if he left I would travel to see him. I am a 'complex patient' with a number of incurable and degenerative chronic conditions, including some rare ones and some I have had for 10+ and 15+ years. He has repeatedly gone above and beyond to ensure appropriate diagnoses and treatments, and referred me to other Drs when its beyond his scope. He explains things well, he listens to what I say, and he actually CARES! He is not biased by my age which other doctors have been. He is the only Dr who has managed to actually improve some of my pain. He is in high demand though, and very busy, so I book my appointments early and if I don't hear back on a call or message I just follow up again.
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Post lamanectomy I was pretty much incapacitated both physically and emotionally. Doctors I had seen previous to Dr. Waldman spoke with scalpels in their hands. A previous epidural lasted two weeks. My wife and I had planned a trip, Dr. Waldman was our last hope for any kind of fun. Two weeks before the trip treated me. He pulled no punches. You may need fusion surgery, but not now. It's been four months. As he predicted, I may need more shots and even surgery. But I got 4 months of living.
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dr waldman never made me feel rushed. i made an excellent choice chosing him for my pain management.
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The purpose of a pain management specialist is to help treat your pain and in theory, make you feel better. A pain management MD who doesn't return a patients repeated phone calls when they are in pain, doesn't instill a lot of patient confidence. Reputations are one thing but actual patient care and compassion are something entirely different. Shame on you Dr. Waldman.
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Dr Waldman is the best at what he does. And I've seen several of the other so-called best spine related pain specialists. No comparison.
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Staff is friendly. Appointments and procedures are always on time, and most important: This doctor is beyond empathetic and caring. He thinks outside of the box and after years of suffering, he has my pain under control.
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I wish all doctors were like Dr. Waldman. He makes you feel comfortable the first time you see him. He is kind, smart, understanding and intuitive. He is extrordinarily thoughtful and even returns e-mails when it is important. I'm sorry he doesn't take my insurance anymore. He understands the questions asked, and unasked and answers both. He is compassionate and really cares about his patients.Strongly RECOMMEND!!! HE IS THE BEST.
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Biography

Dr. Seth Waldman, MD is a pain medicine specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1988 and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1994
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Mass Genl Hosp/Harvard Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Beth Israel Med Ctr/Mt Sinai Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1989
Beth Israel Med Ctr/Mt Sinai Sch Med
Internship Hospital
1988
Albany Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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(212) 606-1686

Dr. Waldman accepts the following insurance:

Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Chronic Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldman treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Waldman treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Check Dr. Waldman's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Waldman's conditions and procedures:

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

Locations

Practice

429 E 75th St Fl 5 New York, NY 10021
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