Sireen Gopal, MD
President & Founder
Physical medicine, Rehabilitation, Interventional Pain Management, Minimally Invasive Specialist
Dr. Sireen Gopal is triple-board certified in the areas of Physical medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain medicine and Neuromuscular Medicine. Presently, he and his team are practicing at five locations: Three in the North Bronx (Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Weiler hospital area) one in lower Westchester (St John’s Riverside Hospital area) and one in Manhattan (Grand central area),
Dr Gopal is President & Founder at New York Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Medicine PC, New York Advanced Surgical Interventions Care PLLC. and President & Founder at New York Medicine Interventions (NYMD-center.com) since 2016.
He completed his Internship and Residency training at the Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert EinsteinCollege of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. After completing his residency training, he joined the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department at Montefiore Medical Center in 1996. Awarded the distinction of Teacher of the Year in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Residency Training Program in 1997, Dr. Gopal has since maintained the Clinical Assistant Professor position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
He held the position of Clinical Associate Director at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Services at Jacobi Medical Center until June 1998. He then held the position as Medical Director at the Outpatient Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Einstein Weiler division, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York until 2002.
Some of Dr. Gopal’s published, scientific work include a Chapter on the “Work up of Neck Pain and Low Back Pain” published in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Volume 8, No 1 February 1997. He maintains clinical hospital privileges as a Voluntary Attending Physician at Montefiore Medical Center since 2002 and St John’s Riverside Hospital since 2016.
A specialist in the non-operative management of Spine and Musculoskeletal Disorders, his practice has a novel approach to treat musculoskeletal pain early with multidisciplinary options as needed. The key is in combining rehabilitation medicine including targeted disease and patient specific therapeutic exercises and other physical therapy modalities with advanced interventional pain management to offer a new era in spine and joint care. This management approach is key for favorable outcomes such as early improvement in physical and emotional function and return to work. Multidisciplinary approach may include Clinical psychological, Nutritional and Weight management consultations.
He further specializes in interventional pain treatments for spinal and musculoskeletal conditions such as disc herniations, bulges, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, joint arthritis, degenerative conditions, sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, spinal pain of multiple origins, joint pain, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve entrapment and sports injuries.
He performs advanced pain management interventional spine, joint and other procedures for precise diagnosis of the pain source as well as for its treatment. Acute, subacute and chronic pain depending on its severity and functional limitation may need to be treated with potent medications at the source of the spine or joint condition, heat waves (radiofrequency for arthritis pain), electricity for chronic pain syndromes (spinal cord stimulation trial & implantation) and cement for vertebral compression fractures (Balloon Kyphoplasty). The interventions are administered precisely using state of the art digital fluoroscopy or ultrasound to the painful source or interface target. This often allows for spontaneous recovery from the painful condition and facilitates physical rehabilitation with early return to normal function. This approach of early interventional pain management also allows for breaking or avoiding of the 4D cycle of Drug dependence, Disuse, Depression & Disability, that can often result from development of the chronic pain syndromes.
In treating spine patients, he works to help avoid surgery in most cases and when indicated he works closely with spine surgeons to help identify the source of pain and to help make surgery more precise.