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Dr. Michael Ko, MD

Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Ko completed his Pain Management fellowship at the premier Manhattan Center for Pain Management at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, specializing in minimally invasive interventional techniques to treat a wide spectrum of acute and chronic pain conditions. He believes in a comprehensive and multimodal approach to treat both acute and chronic pain conditions, not only with injection–based treatments but also utilizing reasonable medication management, encouraging physical therapy and various other treatment modalities. He continuously strives to work with patients in order to decrease patients’ pain, thereby improving patients’ quality of life. He is dedicated to providing the utmost level of care in a professional, respectful, and compassionate manner. His personal motto has always been to: “treat patients like family.” Dr. Ko was born in Seoul, Korea and came to America at a young age. He grew up in Manhattan, and attended the prestigious specialized high school, Stuyvesant H.S. He continued his undergraduate education at SUNY Binghamton, having graduated magna cum laude. He continued his medical school training at SUNY Downstate, and completed his residency/fellowship in Anesthesiology/Pain Management at formerly Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center (currently Mt. Sinai – St Luke’s Roosevelt).

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth

Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Anesthesiologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology)

Education and training

  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center, Fellowship in Pain Management
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesiology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1063649820

Office locations

Pain Physicians NY

780 8th Avenue, Suite 201

New York, NY 10036

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This is a follow up review to correct my last statements on here. Granted, my first experience with this office was rough but then again I was over sensitive due to my recent surgery. The last few months have been fantastichere and with their PA in particular. They have been flexible and understanding while always looking out for my comfort and long term health. I would certainly recommend this office to others.
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I have a 6" incision in my lower spine surgery and my surgeon's pain specialist doesn't take my insurance, so I jumped on Zocdoc and found this guy. To honest, his bedside was not terrible (he was nice enough) but weare in the second day and my pharmacy still hasn't received my prescription. Nobody cares if you're nice in person if you make the patient call back and forth between the office and pharmacy to track down your medication. Nobody from th office will call me back and I'm pretty well screwed. Wait time at this practice was over an hour so all-in-all I would definitely not recommend this place to a friend. I'm back on Zocdoc frantically trying to find someone that can see me today in case this doctor never gets back to me.
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The visit was fine, normal visit.
More than 1 year ago
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I think I got the help I needed and great doctor's here. And great advice on how to heal, and get better, also very clean respectable
More than 1 year ago
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Every time I saw him, he was very patient helpful and respectful. He made sure I was always comfortable and left happy.
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Very informative. Staff really takes their time to explain results, also everyone is very pleasant and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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It was good. Very nice doc.
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Great visit!!!
More than 1 year ago
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