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If you have chronic pain, you will benefit from our services. Please call us. Our courteous and professional staff is available to make an appointment for you and will answer any questions you may have.




The health care professionals of the Chronic Pain Management Center are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of acute, chronic, benign and cancer-related pain. Chronic pain is not a specific disease like asthma or diabetes, so isolating the specific cause of pain and starting appropriate treatment is not always simple. There are no clinical tests to verify the presence of pain or measure its intensity.

Through the broad training and experience of our staff, we are able to offer services to children as well as adults and treat many pain syndromes. Our patients who come to this Center have gone through diagnostic tests, MRIs, CAT scans and even surgery. The results of their tests often come back negative, but the pain is still there. We believe their pain is real, whatever the cause! Our aim is to treat the cause of pain and return our patients to their normal lifestyle.

We understand the complexity of our patient's pain and the suffering experienced by many individuals with persistent pain. Our pain team includes dedicated experts in pain medicine. If necessary, our patients are referred to other pain specialists. A multidisciplinary approach is very often warranted.

We work closely with our patient's referring physician, as well as their insurance carrier. In some cases, we are able to offer detailed medical assessments to help resolve confusion about your diagnosis, physical functioning and work status. 


Pain Center History And Mission

The Department of Anesthesiology Chronic Pain Center was established in 1984. The goal of our treatment is to help patients gain control over their pain and lead normal, active and meaningful lives at home and in their community.

Working with each patient is always a challenge and much thought, time and effort is given to each individual. By doing this we are all continually learning more about chronic pain and how best to manage it. Most of all we have learned to appreciate the uniqueness of each individual patient. 


Types Of Pain Treated

Our anesthesiologists have expertise in treating children's and adult pain including the provision of sedation for painful procedures. We see patients who have these and other problems:

      Chronic pain (unknown etiology)

      Back pain

      Myofascial pain



      Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS Type I and II)


      Pelvic pain

      Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

      Diabetic neuropathy


      Sympathetic dystrophies

    Cancer pain


Treatments Offered

      Epidural steroid injection

      Sympathetic nerve block Lidocaine infusion

      Trigger point injections

      Peripheral nerve block

      Celiac plexus block

      Facet injections

      Medial branch block

      Botox injections

      Transforaminal injections

    Neurolytic blocks

Inplantable Devices

      Dorsal column stimulators

    Intrathecal pumps

Alternative Treatments



      TENS (Transcutaneous electral nerve stimulation)

      Acupuncture-like TENS (acupuncture without needles)

      Relaxation training

      Physical therapy

      Occupational therapy

    Massage therapy

Referrals are made for the above treatments. 


Outpatient Services

Our Pain Center is staffed by anesthesiologists and a Nurse Practitioner, who are experts in the field of pain management. They will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding your pain management.

Our services:


      Management of chronic pain (malignant and nonmalignant)

      Follow-up visits


    Pain medicine management


Research, Education And Training

Our program not only meets current standards for care of chronic and acute pain, but also works to improve future care through education and research. We keep abreast of new advances and, if appropriate, can refer patients to research studies on pain problems for which answers are still needed. 


How To Get An Appointment

To be evaluated at the Center, patients must be referred by their primary physician or specialist. Contact us by phone (631)638-0800 with any questions or concerns. Our professional staff is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you call and we are not in the office, please leave a message and your call will be answered promptly. 


Our Location

3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-9464


How To Reach Us

Our mailing address is:

      Department of Anesthesiology Chronic Pain Management

      University Hospital and Medical Center

      3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road

      Stony Brook, NY 11794-9464

      Phone: (631)638-0800

    FAX:    (631)638-0765


Inpatient Acute Pain Services

Our inpatient service is available 7 days a week, 24-hours a day.

Our Pain Nurses will visit you several times a day to be sure you are comfortable regarding your pain.

We are the only hospital in Suffolk County who offers advanced regional analgesia techniques including long-acting single shot nerve blocks as well as continuous multimodal nerve blocks.

Our services include:


      Patient controlled analgesia (PCA)

    Regional anesthesia (epidural and other infusions)

Pain Management is available for:

      Post-operative pain

      Trauma pain

      Burn patients

      Pediatric pain

      Acute exacerbation of chronic pain

    Chronic malignant and nonmalignant pain

For additional information, please call 631-444-4000.