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Manhattan Spine & Pain Medicine Physicians Named 2016 New York SuperDoctors® and Rising Stars

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Manhattan Spine & Pain Medicine is proud to announce that Dr. Sanjay Bakshi has been recognized as a New York SuperDoctor® for 2016, alongside Dr. Gerard DeGregoris and Dr. Steve M. Aydin who received the accolade of New York Rising Stars physicians.

SuperDoctors® is a list of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties, including pain management, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. It is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors that awards only 5% of physicians within a respective state or region. Congratulations Drs. Bakshi, DeGregoris, and Aydin! We are thankful for our devoted pain management physicians who strive to provide quality, compassionate care to any patient suffering from acute or chronic pain conditions. Below is information on each of these award-winning doctors, so please check out their full biographies for more information.

Sanjay Bakshi, M.D.

As a leading medical educator, Dr. Bakshi instructs pain management fellows and attending physicians in pain management techniques. He has written many peer-reviewed articles on pain management and is the author of three textbooks on pain management. Dr. Bakshi also worked as a member of the staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland after finishing his pain management fellowship there. It was during his residency in anesthesiology that Dr. Bakshi became interested in pain management. “I was taken aback by the number of patients I saw who had endured years of suffering, and had gone to different doctors without being able to pinpoint what was causing their pain,” recalls Dr. Bakshi.  (Click Here to Read More)

Gerard DeGregoris III, M.D.

Dr. Gerard DeGregoris III, M.D. is an interventional pain management physician who specializes in debilitating and painful conditions of the spine, chest wall and large joints. Dr. DeGregoris started with Manhattan Spine & Pain Medicine in 2012 after working as an anesthesiologist at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and as an instructor in anesthesiology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. An avid athlete himself, Dr. DeGregoris’ main goal is to improve his patients’ functionality – enabling them to return to the lifestyle and activities that make them happy. “I always create a customized care plan that will fit each patient’s specific schedule and provide him or her with the best chance of relief,” says Dr. DeGregoris.  (Click Here to Read More)

Steve Aydin, D.O.

Dr. Aydin started with Manhattan Spine & Pain Medicine in 2010 after completing an anesthesia-based pain management fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Aydin’s approach to patient care is influenced by his medical degree in osteopathy. Osteopathic physicians (DOs) have the same medical license and scope of practice as medical doctors (MDs). The difference lies in their approach to the human body. When asked about his outlook on pain management, Dr. Aydin states “I like osteopathic medicine’s holistic approach of treating the whole person rather than just looking at a specific symptom or illness.” (Click Here to Read More)