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Dr. Tim Canty, MD

Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Canty specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain and other severe pain disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists in the area of Pain Management. Dr. Canty uses the most advanced techniques available to relieve spinal pain such as that caused by arthritis, degenerative discs, and spinal stenosis. He also treats patients with severe chronic pain due to nerve damage, traumatic injuries, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). His practice reflects his strong expertise in the treatment of resistant pain where previous therapies have been unsuccessful. He completed his Interventional Pain Management fellowship training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to that, he completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Canty was an instructor in Anesthesiology. He was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was recently honored with the Inaugural 2009 Citizenship Award for his contributions to the hospital. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate/New York Medical College.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • 21st Century
  • AARP

Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Anesthesiologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Staten Island University Hospital - North Site

Board certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology)

Education and training

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency in Anesthesiology
  • Medical School - University of Texas, San Antonio, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York Medical College, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • World Institute of Pain

Awards and publications

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 2011 NY Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Faculty Instructor teaching the Vertos mild procedure to other physicans attending the conference
  • He serves as an expert consultant on emerging technologies in pain management for the GLG consulting group and has authored several journal articles and book chapters focusing on the best practice for alleviating pain and performing regional block anesthesia
  • In addition to his work within the United States, Dr. Canty has been a part of many medical relief missions to Venezuela, El Salvador, and Mexico with groups such as Rotaplast International, performing surgical treatments on indigent children
  • In 2009 was awarded an Inaugural Citizenship Award at Mass General as well as a Partners in Excellence award for role in instituting a regional block/catheter service

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1043201452

Office locations

Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York

2001 Marcus Ave, Suite W95

New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York

3550 92nd Street

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York

125 N Central Ave

Valley Stream, NY 11580

Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York

44 Court Street, 1002

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York

295 Madison Ave, 407

New York, NY 10017

Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York

2488 Grand Concourse, 3rd Floor

Bronx, NY 10458

Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York

148 Tulip Ave

Floral Park, NY 11001

Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York

3750b Third Ave

Bronx, NY 10456

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Beautiful office, extremely courteous and professional staff, Dr. Canty is just amazing at what he does. A++ Highly recommend
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I arrived early and was seen almost immediately! Spoke with Christina about my condition and treatment. I spoke with Dr. Canty about my options and decided on injections to help alleviate my chronic lower back pain. Everyone is very professionaland courteous. The anesthesiologist was also very comforting, keeping me informed of my vitals. Thank you Dr. Canty! I am at home and feeling much better!!!
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He was very quick to give me an injection didn’t explain what kind of medicine was being used or if any other invasive things can be done before injection. He came in look at the mri and ok injection and that’sit. I will not be going back he’s not informative with he’s patients stay away trust me. Now I’m in more pain the before I went. Plus the place doesn’t look very clean.
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Great office visit Dr. Canty and the staff were very caring thoughtful and considerate. As a returning patient I am pleased that the level of professionalism remains consistently focused on my overall well being. Dr. Canty and his staff alwaysexplain the treatment process and answer all of my questions and concerns. The staff works as a team and I always feel as though I get top shelf treatment.
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Took the time to listen to my problem. I liked how he wanted to actually fix the problem instead of write me a prescription and send me on my way like my last doctor.
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Best attetion, they pay attetion to your pain, to what is hurting you.
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I was seen very quickly, never rushed out. I was able to ask all my questions. Very comfortable with Dr. Canty and his staff. His practice is the bar all professionals should go by. A+++ Would highly recommend Dr. Canty.
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The office was immaculate. The staff was courteous, professional and friendly. Dr. Canty did my lumbar injection which helped my lower back pain. I will be going back for my cervical injection. I would highly recommend him.
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Very pleasant and helpful staff. Dr. Canty seems knowledgable and capable.
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Went 2 times to the doctor recently and had 2 lumbar spine injections for back pain. Process was smooth but I felt weird that I never talked to the doctor (only with assistants) and I met the doctor only for 3minutes when I was already lying in the operations bed for the injection. Outcome was also not that great since back pain persisted
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Too bad Dr. Canty no longer takes Emblem Health A/KA GHI Paying so much for a simple trigger point injection is ridiculous. Goodbye Dr. Canty and good luck You won't see me again
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Would highly recommend Dr. Canty
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Excellent waiting time, Courteous staff, Excellent doctor.
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Dr. Canty and his staff is as good as they come. Knowledgeable, courteous, professional and exceptional.
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No complaints ever at this office. Fast, efficient, gentle, compassionate all around from the doctors to the regular staff.
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I was seen on very short notice and received urgent care in a very short time period. I have nothing bug good things to say about Dr. Canty and his staff.
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then doctor Canty was there things were good but he isn't always there - he has many assistants who take care of most of the things
More than 1 year ago
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Easy breezy. They are so polite and quick. I never have a problem with this office and provider.
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Staff very professional and friendly. Dr. Canty I cannot say enough about. I would highly recommend this Dr. Canty and his staff to anyone who wants an A+++ practice.
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An excellent doctor who does a great job making you feel very much at ease.
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Good experience. Pain relief was almost instant.
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Walk in with pain.. 2 days later...no pain Done
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Physicians Assistant extremely knowledgeable and kind
More than 1 year ago
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Not aggressive about treating serious pain at all. Didn't recommend MRI to confirm source of problem. Just recommended injections and a little Tramadol. The receptionist said that is the strongest med they prescribe. If you're looking to treat real pain, go elsewhere.
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Although I did not see Dr. Canty this visit, I did see his associate Dr. Ali and his PA. Both were very nice and listened to my concerns. I received trigger point injections which immediately alleviated my intense pain. I especiallyfound the PA's recommendations for future treatments very helpful and well informed. I will continue to use this practice for my pain management.
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This was my 2nd appointment with Dr. Canty, the first time I only saw assistants. This appointment was for a back injection. 1. Once they called me in to a room to sit in a chair, there was a curtain withanother patient apparently getting dressed. That is very informal. 2. I realized passed this curtain and the women was the OR room was. Shouldn't we change into gowns to keep outside dirty and allergens to a minimum? 3. Once I was now behind this curtain waiting my turn, a young tech came in with gloves and opened the door, he then proceeded to "sterilize" my back without changing gloves! 4. I also noticed that the table they have you lay on was not disinfected and did not have any paper as most hospital beds do to prevent spread of germs or diseases. 5. The doctor only introduced himself once my face was down so I only saw his shoes, how unprofessional. 6. I didn't see the women who injected needle use new gloves either. In a world where we now how diseases such as AIDS/HIV, West Nile, and Hepatitis are spread through blood, why wouldn't they ensure safety and to be as clean as possible. I have seen my dogs Operating Room and it was more sanitary than this place!
More than 1 year ago
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First of all, I did not see Dr. Canty. I saw another doctor (or possibly PA/NP; it wasn't clear). Dr. Canty came in afterwards, but only because the doctor/PA seeing me didn't know how to treat me and wanted his opinion.This is fine, but it wasn't made clear to me when I booked my appointment, and I think it should have been. They were not sure how to treat my pain. I was hoping that they would try a nerve block of some sort, since my pain is neurological, but they did not. They prescribed a higher dose of the pain medication I was already taking (gabapentin), even though I told them I had tried to increase my dose and suffered from intolerable side effects when I did (severe vertigo and ringing in my ears, as well as some cognitive delays that are alarming to me as I am only 31). Even though he mentioned other antiseizure medications and antidepressants that have been used to treat neuralgias/neuropathies, Dr. Canty said I had to try again to increase my dose so I left with a paper prescription. I thought that was unusual, since NY requires electronic prescriptions from most doctors. I was discouraged because they told me to come back in "a couple of months" if things didn't improve. I've been dealing with an incredibly painful condition that has taken the better part of a year to diagnose and even begin to treat, and the thought of going another week with this is unbearable - let alone a couple of months. I'm 31 years old and otherwise in perfect health and excellent physical shape. I was looking for a doctor to be on my side to try and help me manage my pain enough to get back to living a relatively normal life. I did not feel like he was empathetic or even really on my side. I didn't run into any trouble with my pharmacy with the paper prescription. However, the prescription was missing the pill quantity so they could not fill it. They told me they called the office three times but never got a response. I called to follow up and left a message with the receptionist, but have yet to hear back, and they have not gotten back to my pharmacy yet either. This does not give me much faith in the practice. I also thought the wait time was absolutely unacceptable. They have a sign in sheet at the front desk, where you write your appointment time (among other things). They double book appointments in 15 minute increments (so, two appointments at 4pm, two more at 4:15). I work at a major hospital and think this is a careless practice that inevitably leads to being tremendously backed up. I waited for over an hour to be brought into an exam room, an additional 30 minutes in the exam room, and then, after being seen for under 10 minutes, waited again in the waiting room for another 10 minutes for my prescription.
More than 1 year ago
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I like Dr Canty's office very much. very clean, great staff and the PA is awesome. highly recommended.
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His PA was incredible.
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Dr. Canty and his staff are true professionals. They are amazing and helped my pain. I have been trying to get relief for years and I finally found it with Dr. Canty. I never write reviews. However, I needed to doso. My pain has abundantly subsided since I have been going to him. . I highly recommend him and his staff! ??
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Nothing is worse than when a doctor on ZocDoc leaves their entire schedule as available on ZocDoc, only to be left sitting in their waiting room for HOURS. That is what happened today with Dr Tim Canty, who had me waitingfor over 90 minutes. It is completely disrespectful when doctors do this.. He seems to be a good doctor, although his office is a bit unsanitary, and the table he had me sit on had no paper on it, and the head rest was deteriorating. I will definitely NOT return to this doctor, nor would I recommend him to anybody. Bottom line: RESPECT your patients' time - and be clean!!!
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Dr. Canty works wonders...but the wait time is way too long
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Dr. Canty worked his magic once again. I truly respect him. I literally walked in hurting so bad and walked out feeling like a million bucks. I am not joking! I have had chronic pain for some time and he isthe only doctor who has helped me. I highly recommend him.
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Proficient with successful results, always. Unlike other doctors, never a long wait. Reception staff are very helpful with empathy for patients' pain. Dr. Canty and his medical team get right to the source of pain and treat diligently!!!
More than 1 year ago
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Best Pain Doc in NYC
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dr. canty does an excellent job keeping you at ease when having a procedure done . he has surrounded himself with a great and courteous staff
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Superior as always. He and his staff are beyond flawless.
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Patients left the waiting room because of the wait. Sent my info with ZOCDOC via online checkin, still had to tell the assistance all my history and later the PA again.
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Always an exceptional experience. Such a wonderful gift that the office staff is so caring, compassionate and understanding. The whole office is really a great group of people. And I could not have more trust and confidence in Dr. Canty. He is really a brilliant doctor.
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I can't speak higher in regards to the treatment I received from Dr. Canty and his staff. They were unbelievably professional and really made sure to understand my problems so they could best address them.
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One word. Dr. Canty & Staff Awesome.
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I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Canty and his staff. From the moment I entered the office I was greeted warmly and received. The ladies at the front desk were very kind and helpful. I have suffered chroniclower back pain for years. This time when my back went out the pain was unbearable. It hurt to walk and even stand and the pain radiated down my left leg and up entire left side, even giving me terrible headaches. On my first visit with Dr. Canty his medical staff was superior. His PA Christine is wonderful and instills great confidence due to her immense knowledge of the body. She examined me thoroughly and knew right where the points of pain were. She explained what the problem was exactly but said I needed an MRI so that they could be sure. I was in terrible pain and my heart sunk when I thought that was all that could be done until the MRI. She then said that until the MRI they could offer me the trigger point injections. I was so grateful I felt like crying from reief just to hear that I could be helped immediately. Christine gave me the injections which did not hurt at all and after a few minutes I was able to stand up and bend over which I hadn't been able to do for about two weeks. I jquickly scheduled my MRI with Lenox Hill radiology where I am going tomorrow afternoon. After they get the results back, Dr. Canty will phone me to schedule my next visit with him. As I said previously I am entirely grateful to the doctor and his kind knowledgeable staff.
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The staff was welcoming, care and attention was good. This was my first visit to the clinic.
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Dr. Canty and his staff rocks! I was hurting so bad walking in and I feel like a princess walking out! I have a quality of life after I see Dr. Canty.. Thank you so much for making me feel better! Love you guys!
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I am highly impressed. I always get good results and humane easy to book followup.
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Excellent first visit. Jim, the PA, spent a lot of time talking through my medical history and I felt very listened to as a patient. My impression is that this practice really does put the patient first.
More than 1 year ago
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If you're in pain...he's a life saver
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dr canty has no control over his office. my appointment was for 1 PM and i did not get seen until 230. you just cannot, CANNOT treat people like that. I'm sorry, but my time matters, i have a job imiss when im held in that office for hours on end. Whos going to make up for the work i need to do? Dr Canty? He needs to learn how to keep his appointments and not run his office like a circus. I go to the doctor because im in pain and needs help, not because i want to piss away hours of my day waiting around for nothing. if you want to see a monkey on a unicycle with an umbrella call dr canty, if you want to be seen on time by a professional look elsewhere
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I have had several epidural injections and while they are not "painful" they are never pleasant experience,however today I never even felt a single injection, not even the lidocaine to numb the area. I kept waiting for the tell tail pinchfollowed by burn and thought what Dr Canty was doing was just prepping not the actual injection, however, next thing I knew he said he was done, still can't believe it. He must have magic hands, I never felt a single injection and usually I will have about 2-3 lidocaine pinches per area. Dr Canty was also very kind, great pt interaction. I am hopeful I will have better outcome working with Dr. Canty.
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