Dr. Robert Antoniou, MD

Dr. Robert Antoniou, MD

Dr. Robert Antoniou, MD

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Robert Antoniou‘s expertise lies in pain management. He was awarded his medical degree at the State University of New York and subsequently completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain management at Tufts University, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Dr. Antoniou sees patients at EMU HEALTH in Glendale, NY. Dr. Antoniou is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He was a recipient of the Resident Award for Excellence in Pain Management recognizing compassion and overall performance. Dr. Antoniou communicates with his patients with clarity and ensures they have all the information they need to make the right treatment choices. He is flexible in working with the changing trends in medicine and in the healthcare market.

Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Duke University
  • Medical School – State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Tufts University, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesiology
  • Tufts University, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Fellowship in Pain Management

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

Procedures:

  • Cervical procedures:
  • Epidural injection
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Diagnostic medial branch nerve injections
  • Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
  • Stellate Ganglion/sympathetic blocks
  • Lumbar procedures:
  • Epidural steroids injection, Epidural blood patch
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Transforaminal injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Diagnostic Medial Branch Nerve injections
  • Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
  • Discograms
  • SI joint injections
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Thoracic procedures:
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Intercostal Nerve blocks Diagnostic Medial Branch injections
  • Other interventions:
  •  Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Suprascapular
  • Occipital
  • Ilioinguinal
  • Intercostal
  • Supratrochlear
  • Supraorbital and Infraorbital Neuralgia, Infraorbital
  • Mental
  • Genitofemoral
  • All joint and bursa injections (hip, shoulder, knee, sacroiliac)
  • Scar Neuroma Injections
  • Occipital Nerve blocks
  • Piriformis blocks
  • Whiplash
  • Whiplash Headache
  • Coccydynia
  • Phantom Limb pain
  • Stimulators:
  • Implantation
  • Programming and Management
  • Spinal Cor Stimulator Trail
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Programming and Management

Most procedures are performed under local anesthesia. Anesthesia sedation is available upon request

Conditions treated:

  • Lumbar (low back) pain
  • Cervical (Neck and Arm pain)
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sport Injuries
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Job-Related Accidents
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Trigger Points and muscle Spasms
  • Arthritis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Peripheral neuralgias