Dr. Semih Gungor is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has specialized in pain management since 2001 and served as Faculty and Director of the Bellevue Pain Clinic at New York University Hospital prior to practicing at Hospital for Special Surgery. He believes that each patient’s condition is unique and requires comprehensive assessment with the highest quality of pain-focused medical care.
Dr Gungor uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies coupled with individualized medical, physiatric, psychological and interventional therapies to diagnose and treat patients successfully. By providing timely, efficient and thorough care, Dr. Gungor's goal is to alleviate pain, increase quality of life and achieve the most optimal level of functionality for all patients.
Director, Pain Medicine Research, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Chronic Intractable Pain Problems
Non-Surgical Treatment of Spine-related Pain Problems
Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles)
RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) or CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
Phantom Limb Pain
Post Stroke Pain
Regional Anesthesia and its applications to Chronic Pain Management
American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)
International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
Amecian Pain Society (APS)
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA)
Interventional Techniques for Diagnosis and Treatment of Spine-related Pain Syndromes
Advanced Interventional Techniques such as Neurolytic and Radiofrequency Neuroablation
Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Techniques for the Treatment of Low Back Pain
Implantable Drug Delivery Systems
Spinal Cord Stimulators and other Neuromodulation Techniques
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
United Healthcare Compass
If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.
One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
As of April 30, 2015, Dr. Gungor reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, HSS’ Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.
MD, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey, 1990
Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 1997
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2000
Quad-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2001
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Medicine
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Ngeow J., Gungor S., Sinav A.: “Nerve Blocks of the Lower Extremity.” In: Yao and Artusio’s Anesthesiology: Problem-Oriented Patient Management, Fifth Edition, 2003.
Current Review of Pain Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, CME Meeting, New York, NY, November 2007
My office is located at:
Pain Management Center
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Dr. Gungor participates with the following insurance plans:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- HIP Health Plans of New York
- United Healthcare
- Workers Compensation
If Dr. Gungor does not participate with your particular insurance plan, you still may have coverage subject to the availability of "out-of-network" benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.
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