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Dr. Yakov Perper, MD

Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

"Patient's satisfaction and top care standards are the keys for my practice! My goal is to alleviate pain and help patient return to a normal life, as well as to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention" Dr. Perper says. Dr. Perper is Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Fellowship Trained Pain Management Physician. He earned his Medical Degree with specialization in Anesthesia at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn. Since graduation from the Pain Management Fellowship at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, NY , Dr Perper had a successful record of accomplishments in the medical field. He started his career in Croser-Chester Medical Center,PA in 2003. Then moved to New York with appointment of Attending Anesthesiologist/Pain Management Doctor in Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. He was promoted in 2004 and served as a Director of Pain Management in 2004-2005.Then he moved into Private Practice. Dr.Perper is an active member of AMA and ISIS, who was awarded by American Consumer Research Association with “American Top Anesthesiologists with specialization in Pain Management” Award in 2009,2010 and 2011,2012 as well as American Top Pain Management Physicians in 2013. His achievements in the Medical field are recognized by American Anesthesiological Society, as well as his two patented inventions “Device for repairing a Dural Puncture” and “Seated Fluoroscopy Application Device”. Dr. Perper attended numerous Pain Management Conferences to continue his medical education.He represented United States during World Pain Management Congresses: Germany 2011; Spain 2012; Poland 2013 and presented innovative procedure & technique approach in the Top pain management procedures.

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Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Anesthesiologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens

Board certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology)

Education and training

  • Maimonides Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesiology
  • Medical School - First Tashkent State Medical Institute
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center, Fellowship in Pain Management
  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • The Spine Intervention Society

Awards and publications

  • "American Top Anesthesiologists with specialization in Pain Medicine 2009 " by Medical Consumer research council
  • "American Top Anesthesiologists with specialization in Pain Medicine of 2011" by Medical Consumer research council
  • Patented invention " Device for treatment postdural puncture"
  • Patented invention "Seated Fluoroscopy Application"

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1841280997

Office locations

Universal Pain Management, PC

25-03 27th Street

Astoria, NY 11102

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I will be seeing this doctor again, as he addressed all my issues.. I’m switching my pain management after so many years with my old doctor.. They definitely understood my concerns.. Thanks
Less than 3 months ago
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It was my first time, I was provided quality care and treatment, everything was explained with clarity. Dr. Perper did a great job at evaluating my condition and providing what he felt was the best option. Left feeling better than I did coming in.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Perper and staff are great. Expect your whole day to be clear the wait time is rediculous! This visit i left in more pain than i came, not sure why. There was so many payients there was no time formy pain to be reassessed. I'd still continue seeing this doctor
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Excellent results from the treatments that I have received from Dr. Yakov Perper. I've been to many pain management doc over the years. None come close to easing my pain as well as Dr. Perper does. He is simply THE BEST!!Heis so professional and knowledgeable! I completely trust his skills and healing touch. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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aThis review is based on 3 visits to the Center. I actually saw Dr. Perper once! Wait time is fine. Front desk staff is friendly. Dr. Perper was professional and kind. I saw Devin he was also very thorough and professional.In three visits, I saw three different doctors. While I didn't like that I needed to explain myself 3 different times I was ok with it. The last dr that I saw was a young female. First impression she commented on the size of the admins boobs as we walked into the patient space. Based on her behavior I thought she was an aide not a doctor. She then proceeded to read my file, very little face time. and she utomatically told me I wasn't eligible for pain med. based on a prescription that another doctor wrote that I explained I wasn't taking. She stated " I don't know you" As I was in pain, and feeling a bit vulnerable I stated that she talked to me like I was an addict. At which point she stated that she didn't talk to me that way it is what I was telling myself. I submitted a randomized urine test and I was told that they might not accept it because it was cold. Sure the bathroom was freezing and my sample was small. I felt i needed to prove myself so I stayed another half hour till I could go again. I waited and called every day and at the end of the week it was clear that I was dismissed by Dr Perper. Not even a phone call. All I was offered was a pudendal nerve block which I researched and it would not address the pain that I have. So here is my point. If you have doctors who are supposed to see patients, and the doctor isn't in and won't be for days, and u see three dirferent doctors....how is someone supposed to know you other than your records and past urine tests, etc. During one visit my pinched nerve in my neck was acting up and they suggested I get a pain shot. 3 months later...no one contacted me to let me know that I was approved for the procedure. For all of the above reasons and primarily because dr Perper couldn't get on the phone and call me . I will never ever go back.
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First off, 1/2 of the reception staff are quite rude and not very accommodating to patients. Secondly, It has always taken over an hour from TIME OF APPOINTMENT just to get brought back, to then wait more just to be visitedby a PA or the doctor himself. As far as the Doctor goes, while Mr Perper is a kind man, I believe there is a cultural/language disconnect given his apparent eastern European background. Not that he is unqualified, but he didn't seemed to be restricted by a language barrier in some aspects. Additionally, contrary to other reviews I read initially before seeing this doctor, he has not taken the time or effort to understand my problem or investigate it further. I underwent a single injection for treatment to which he then recommended I consult meditation/yoga therapy to alleviate my nerve pain. How ridiculous! Instead of investigating the issue further, he simply gave up. Surely does not deserve the title of Specialist in my book. Worst experience with a doctor overall in NYC by far.
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Long wait time but i wouldnt go to anyone else!
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All staff were very nice and down to earth. Very caring.
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Dr. Perper and his staff were very attentive, friendly and patient, with my pain and questions.
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Very nice and helpful. Makes you feel at ease.
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Very professional.
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Very professional and I got assistance in Spanish
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The best doctor I have ever been to. He avoids drugs and looks for the root of the problem. A true scientist.
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Friendly and knowledgable. I would recommend this practice, but it is not as technologically updated as some others. The front desk is a bit overwhelmed and disorganized. It is what it is.
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Great doctor very professional
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I love the staff and dr. Peepers just be prepared to wait!!
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The staff in Dr. Perper's office was friendly and personable. Wait time was pretty average -- 15-25 minutes. When I met with the nurse, he seemed in a rush and not really concerned with my pain. The Doctor himself mirrored thebehavior, handling my case with indifference and no lay-terms. It was a fine experience and I want to give them another chance, but if the bedside manner doesn't change I won't be back.
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Very patient good doctor, explained everything , worth the wait, my pain was gone !! there was no pain while inserting the injection ! Thank you.
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Dr. Perper was very professional. He listened to my problems and addressed my concerns. He offered several possible remedies and treatments and explained my options. I left his office with much less pain. I will definitely see him again.
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Doctor is kind, mellow, and ego to help. I was pleased with his treatment and will use him as my pain management physician from now on. Finally, found a real doctor, who cares about his patient's wellbeing, very rear in our days. This visit made my day
Less than 1 year ago
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Doctor is a top professional, smart, decent and very straight on point.He will do exactly what is necessary to help your pain. Before visit here, I could not even imagine of how many different techniques are there to treat pain.This officegave me a hope of recovery as a last resort. Also was pleased by a friendly and professional front desk.
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He is certainly the best pain management physician I ever visited. Very knowledgeable and skilled. Office staff is professional and friendly. Happy about this visit and will return. He helped me and continue helping my pain with Transforaminal Injections. Thank you zocdoc for helping me finding this doctor!
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Stay away. Reception treats you like garbage. Look elsewhere or you will regret it.
Less than 1 year ago
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Horrible staff.
Less than 1 year ago
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Waited forever, got charged A LOT for a weed card. The doctor seems kind, but I spent maybe 3 minutes with him. His office staff are really incompetent and I waited for an hour in an empty office listening to themtalk about TV shows while they "processed" my paperwork.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff was very helpful during my procedure. I would highly recommend this facility for physical therapy and/or PRP injections.
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Amazing! The PA was friendly, professional and careing. He explained everything very well. I had an injection on my back and they were so nice. Louisa the assistant was marvelous she made me feel at ease. Five Stars!
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Very professional staff ,I felt comfortable and look forward to returning for future appointments
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This office reminds me "Google" headquarters in CA. Everything is so modern and upgraded in this office. And All people who work there are casual but very professional. This place is a front line of the comprehensive medicine, I think. Neverbeen in such an office before. Equipment in procedure rooms is also the latest model, even in the hospital I have not seen such a good machine. But to top it- doctor is exceptionally knowledgeable and hands on skilled. Doctor was talking to me during a procedure and explained everything in a real time. Before coming there I could not even imagine that this kind of setting exists in NY. STRONGLY recommend.
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After years of excruciating pain, and visiting different pain management doctors with no relive,I finally, found a doctor who knows his profession very well! I received pain management injection in my cervical area and pain was gone.I havebeen prescribed some low dose pain killers for the pain management as supplement for this injection and I am able to function, do my routine activities.I basically was giving my life back
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I loved it he was great and the pain is gone
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I've seen Dr. Perper for about 2 years, and I regret every moment of it. He's been more interested in giving you injection after injection (and billing your insurance company) instead of actually treating pain, and when those injections failhe won't offer you ANY alternatives for actually treating your pain, which is completely contradictory to his specialty "Pain Management". In his ZocDoc profile he claims "Patient's satisfaction and top care standards are the keys for my practice!" that is a complete and utter lie because he will leave you out on your own if you don't take his injections, and he won't ever consider YOUR opinions, but he'll gladly tell you to "find another doctor" if you voice your thoughts. Furthermore, most of the times when you make an appointment you will end up seeing his PA's who are nice people in general, but not Dr. Perper who isn't even in the office most of the times. Oh and he'll also bill you for procedures such as an EMG, for which you won't get the results for at all.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Perper is very caring and very smart. His treatment has done a lot to improve my pain as well as my overall wellbeing. His staff is courteous and easy to deal with. I would recommend Dr. Perper to anyone who suffers from chronic pain.
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Doctors and reception area was nice. We were seen and everything was taken care of. Great office!
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The staff his assistants where very friendly. The doctor explained the procedure and showed in real time a picture of what he was doing.
More than 1 year ago
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Helpful, friendly, and informative!
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After over a year of horrible pain I was referred to Dr. Perper. With a quick procedure the pain disappeared. He said it was only temporary but after suffering for so long it felt like a miracle. His office staff, Ithink his name was Devon, was outstanding. Extremely understanding and comforting. Thank you all so very much!
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I had an epidural injection in my L4, L5 herniated disk. I couldn't walk, couldn't sit . I was in a lot of pain. Dr. Perper is amazing and most importantly PROFESSIONAL! I was not sedated ( my choice) and Ifelt no pain, just some discomfort. He was very careful, very gentle, was talking to me while waiting on the table.....:) I was given DUEXIS ( ibuprofen and famotidine) I am taking it 3 times a day. Today is my second day after the injection and I feel much better! Thank you Dr Perper and Dr assistant Bernadina. Amazing team!
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I highly recommend to everyone. Very good doctors and the staff and services excellent.
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Dr Perper was very professional, kind and knowledgeable. I was very satisfied with his plan of treatment for me. His assistant Dr Peter was very helpful also. The entire office staff was nice. I am very satisfied.
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I came in excruciating pain in my back radiating into my right leg and thigh. I could not sit, could not lay down, could not walk, felt helpless and miserable. Doctor thoroughly evaluated me and offered Transforaminal Back injection into myLumbar Spine. He administered it very professionally and painlessly. Pain subsided right away and I was able to walk home on my own and take care of my newborn baby, when home. I am so grateful to Dr Perper, do not know what I would of done without treatment. Strongly recommend!
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This is one of the best offices I've ever been to. The staff is very attentive and extremely friendly. Very professional. Very clean and pleasant environment. Dr. Yakov Perper took time to listen to my situation and was able to generatea plan for my treatment. I will definitely be coming back for my treatment and any other related issues.
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Dr Perper is an amazing kind man.. the best pain management dr in ny!
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Do not go to this place. They make you feel worthless and don't care about their patients being in chronic pain. How does a Dr say that injections are dangerous on your back but then asks you if you want one.This is the worst doctor Ive been to in my life. Save yourself the time and stress
More than 1 year ago
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He is the best pain management doctor in NYC.
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Great place, great staff! It was my first time and I felt very comfortable. Thankful to have found this place!
More than 1 year ago
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The office honored the appointment time even though they said they had no record of it. Otherwise, the office, the staff, and the doctor are all excellent.
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I met Jesus yesterday... His name is Yakov Perper!
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Excellent and friendly staff. Well mannered Doctor, very knowledgeable in his specialty. He took the time to show me different exercises for my pain, as well as a very detailed explanation of my diagnosis and all my treatment options. I would highly recommend Dr Perper to friends and family.
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