View map

Dr. Ramesh Sawhney, MD

Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

PLEASE NOTE:Additional forms are required to filled out upon arrival for appointments. Ramesh Sawhney, MD. Founder and Director – Ramesh Sawhney MD is a Pain Management Specialist and Anesthesiologist. He specializes in treating chronic pain. Dr. Sawhney has been practicing medicine for 35 plus years and routinely rates in the top 10 Doctors in the tri-state area. He founded Irving Place Surgical and Wellness Center and has helped hundreds if not thousands of patients to live a pain free life. Dr. Sawhney is a avid musician who has produced music for some very well known musicians.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Anesthesiologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina Guadalajara
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital (Anesthesiology)
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Residency in Pain Management

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Medical Society Executives

Awards and publications

  • Top Ten Doctors
  • Leadership Award in Ambulatory Surgery

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
See you again

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1942244256

Office locations

Irving Place Surgery & Wellness Center

67 Irving Pl, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10003

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Impolite and unprofessional. Have been on same medication for 3+ years and without a civil conversation he made me feel like a drug abuser. Shocked, I agreed to come back after my MRI, but I will never waste an hour ofmy life commuting to this joke of a pain management specialist again.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Cannot believe I suffered so many years with my broken body. I was about to pack it in and go on Permanent Disability. In one visit I could walk without pain for 1st time in 11 years. I have seen severalpaim docs. and they never gave me the amount of information or any positive outlook for my healing. Highly Recommended.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Doctor cured me
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Got taken care of immediately
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was taken care of rapidly . The asst was very helpful and compassionate. The Dr explained what he was doing thoroughly as well as the follow up .
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was treated respectfully and kindly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More like visiting a friend that has all the rite answers. You can trust him to tell you the truth and help in times of need.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I have been under his care for over 15 years and would not see anyone else.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Ramesh Sawhney is incredible! I have been seeing all different types of doctors over the last 8-9 years for my chronic back pain. Dr. Sawhney is the only doctor I have seen who thinks outside the box with regards totreatment options. So far he has helped my pain more in 3 months than all my previous procedures/doctors elsewhere. He also wants to know you as a person and never rushes the appointments to see another patient. Best doctor I know and I feel so lucky to be under his care.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Sawhney is, by far, the best pain management physician who is always looking for the next best treatment for his patients.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Overall it was alright. However, id rather try something even MORE holistic for my chronic neck pain. He's okay, but my definition of surgery is being cut opened and then sewn back up, literally. An injection or several injections is NOTsurgery, no matter how dumb a doctor thinks their patient is.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I liked his approach blending western and Indian medicines to treat my lower back pain. He and his receptionist were super nice. The only downside was having to fill out my information twice but that in no way detracts from myexperience. I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing back pain.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I'm the type of patient that likes to know and understand things before doing them. Dr. Sawhney could have taken more time to explain the plan and how it works. Perhaps I could have been clearer also but in the middleof me asking questions about how this medicine is supposed to work, he was already preparing the needle and getting ready to inject it. I wasn't done. The whole visit took about 7-8 minutes and I left without understanding what was just done to me.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The office is easy to find. Everybody was nice & very professional. I will be returning. I felt very comfortable & the staff was very informative.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Stay away from here! This place is a scam. The doctor comes off very sweet and caring but the staff is rude rude rude!! Especially the receptionist Hema!! So unprofessional! They have shady business practices especially with their billing.Once you question them about charges they give you the run around. It's a headache. Avoid it! They must be up to no good. Trying to scam innocent people!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Sawhney is fantastic. Can't say enough on how much he's helped me. He and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, respectful, and professional.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Consistently professional, on time, and knowledgeable. I've been in an immense amount of pain for a long time, and the doctors natural approach has changed my life. I strongly recommend him!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I am so grateful that I found Dr. Sawhney. After an intense cycling trip, I wound up reactivating an injury to my cervical spine. With four herniated discs in my neck and radiating pain down my arm and into my hand,I was suffering terribly. I couldn't sleep and was basically unable to participate in any normal daily activities. After two weeks of chiropractic visits and narcotic pain medications with no relief, I was desperate. Thankfully, I discovered Dr. Sawhney on ZocDoc. Dr. Sawhney's office is different than most doctor's offices. The waiting room is calm and peaceful-- not crowded. The staff is attentive and thoughtful and after I was consistently seen by Dr. Sawhney within five minutes of my arrival. On my first visit we sat together in his office and he listened carefully and took notes while I explained what was happening. Throughout the course of my treatment, he was always willing to answer my questions and to explain the treatment he was giving me, how and why it would work. I always felt that I was heard and I always left his office feeling like I had a good understanding of how I was progressing and what I could do at home to help my body heal. It is now three weeks since I first saw Dr. Sawhney and I feel a lot better. I sleep through the night without pain, I'm able to be out with friends and family, I can cook and work (I'm a teacher) and I'm ready to start yoga and swimming. Dr. Sawhney is great!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I couldn't believe I finally found a doctor that truly cared about helping me. I have a few conditions that needed to be addressed and I've been bounced around from doctor to doctor that were either not very knowledgeable or justdidn't care to help me. This was my first visit here and immediately I was taken in for a patient in-take by the chiropractor. He wanted a thorough understanding of everything going on; I immediately knew I was at the right place. Dr. Sawhney then saw me, where he provided treatment on the spot that immediately reduced the inflammation I was having. He gave me a thorough analysis of what was going on and then explained the treatment he would be providing. He's taking a holistic approach to my condition with a number of natural treatments which is exactly what i wanted. I couldn't be happier with finding this doctor. Such a relief!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
In one intro appointment with Dr. Sawhney, my chronic back pain was remarkably improved. Not fixed, and he's very clear that fixing bodies is a holistic process that takes a long time, and a comprehensive approach, but improved to the levelthat back pain is not an all-day every-day issue for me. He and his staff have impeccable bedside manner, can discuss any issues with you in detail and comprehensively, without judgement or shaming. Having a rather sorted and distrustful relationship with doctors I was surprised by what a pleasant experience it was, and have total trust that in the next few months, my issues will be resolved with Dr. Sawhney's help. If you're in pain right now, stop reading reviews and make an appointment with this guy.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Absolutely awful experience. I went to Dr. Sawhney for a pre-travel consultation, since he is listed as a travel medicine specialist. Dr. Sawhney eventually talked me into getting three vaccinations. He showed me the bottles afterwards toconfirm that the shots he administered were the vaccines we discussed, and I saw that 2 of the vaccines were past their expiration date! Dr. Sawhney then tried to explain that these were the "manufactured on" dates (despite the fact that the dates said "EXP"), and then tried to explain that these expiration dates were only for "unrefrigerated" vaccines. He also said he would follow up with me the next day after talking to the vaccine manufacturer, but never did. I had to go to another doctor a few days later to get vaccinated again (she was also horrified by my story). In addition, I had talked to the receptionist on the phone for about ten minutes before coming into the office, and she had reassured me that these vaccinations would be covered by my insurance (she even said she called my insurance to check). This turned out to be completely incorrect. For an office that claims to specialize in travel medicine, I would expect the receptionist to be more accurate about insurance coverage for vaccinations, particularly after claiming to have checked with my insurance company. The receptionist also forgot to check me in (despite the fact that the office was almost completely empty) so I wound up waiting a long time for no reason. Finally, I later found out that in his attempts to sell me these vaccines, Dr. Sawhney misrepresented the risks involved (i.e., one of these viruses is only transmitted through infected blood, but he led me to believe it could be spread through food and water). Since my insurance does not cover vaccinations, I paid out of pocket (which I didn't mind, since I thought these vaccines were important), but I also later found that these vaccines are widely available at a fraction of what Dr. Sawhney charged me. Stay away.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was in huge pain from a severe groin pull that had inflamed a nerve and Dr. Sawhney addressed the issue right away! Awesome office!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Firstly, he is a very interesting man. Fun to talk to. He uses cutting edge medical know-how to treat his patients, which is awesome. My pain was noticeably lessened with each treatment. It came back, which sucked, but he says withsubsequent treatments it may go away permanently! How cool would that be!? I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do for me in the future.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
An excellent and thorough doctor who truly cares about his patients!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He made me feel very comfortable
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Yelp keeps crashing my computer ?
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
As a continuing patient of Dr. Sawhney, I have to say, he's still the best doctor I have ever seen! I still remember the first appointment I had with Dr. Sawhney.. I was an elite gymnast and was in severe chronicpain; I was bed ridden for months, was depressed, and had no insurance. I could barely walk. And being a gymnast training for the Olympics, we were taught to tolerate pain which unfortunately caused my injuries to get worse over time. I had my first visit with Dr. Sawhney, and I felt relief for the first time in what seemed like ions! I was able to walk out on my own! I still have a long way to go, but since then, it's only gotten better! He truly cares about his patients and wants to help you. He even found the root of my problem, that all those other doctors oversaw. As his patient, he treats me like family and when your going through rough times, that's all I can ask for! He really is a god send and I can't thank you enough! I highly recommend anyone that's in chronic pain due to sport injuries or in chronic pain to go see him! Not only is Dr Sawhney the best, but his staff Tara and Emma are on top of it! What else's can you ask for?
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It took 3 years to find a Dr. that knew how to treat my condition. I have been with him for 15 years and will follow him where ever he goes. We have met at many different offices and he hasalways gone out of his way to make sure he see's me.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is awesome!!!! I have an appointment with him tomorrow at 4:45PM. I will never go to another doctor aside from Dr. Sawhney.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is the best!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is absolutely the best there is hands down
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Sawhney is, quite honestly, the GURU of pain management! I have been sick for 19 years and have seen many many doctors and NO ONE is as professional, patient, dedicated, knowledgeable, and nice as he is! I live in NewJersey and the trip into NYC to see him is well worth it! I can't imagine ever seeing another doctor again!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor. Highly recommended!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
A+
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Lovely doctor and staff. I recommend Dr. Sawhney for anyone seeking immediate pain relief from an elite doctor that actually cares about his patients.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Comforting & understanding. Wonderful individual with the best doctor bedside manners that are truly hard to find anymore. Doctor said I would have immediate results and I did. Will be back for sure for my follow up!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Im an ex elite gymnast turned coach, with no insurance. And after looking for a doctor to help me manage my chronic pain so I can have a normal life seemed impossible... Until I found Dr. Sawhney, who's an absolute godsend. I honestly can't say enough about him... Not only is he one of the best doctors I had ever seen but he actually is one of "the best" doctors in the country! The minute I walked into his office, he welcomed me with open arms and wanted to help me regardless of not having insurance. He actually did a procedure right then and there and i had relief for a few days! It was amazing! He even addressed and found other problems that other doctors, hence orthopedic, didn't find! I really can't say enough about dr. Sawhney! I felt so comfortable around him and the fact that he's an over achiever makes me believe he will help me. We still have a long way to go... But he has a track record of helping other athletes, I know he can help me! Thank you dr. Sawhney! You really are the best!!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Sawhney is, by far, the best pain management doctor I have seen. He spends as much time with you as you need and makes you feel 100% comfortable. I trust every decision he makes for my health and I honestlybelieve he is doing everything he can to make me feel all well again! I have not one negative comment to make about Dr. Sawhney!! (Note: I usually see him a couple of times a month, but only used ZocDoc once)
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
the best of all doctors
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Doctor Sawhney is amazing. Extremely professional and very nice. The staff is very helpful. He has done wonders for me and given me my life back. I highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Like no other
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Wouldn't go anywhere else
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very unique and rare doctor.Very caring,knowledgable and fantastic personality.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Highly Recommended! Excellent bedside manner. What else can you ask for.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Amazing!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
One of the best and caring doctors I've ever seen. He really helped me!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent, compassionate and understanding doctor! Highly recommend if you're looking for someone who cares and is looking to keep you well and feeling better!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was extremely knowledgeable and knew right away how to solve the issue I was having and explained in detail the procedure I was to have done, so I felt very comfortable. I left feeling relieved of my pain already!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He always pushes to gain control over pain.
Source: Zocdoc
show all reviews
ZocdocFind a Pain Management SpecialistDr. Ramesh Sawhney, MD