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Dr. Wael Elkholy

Dr. Elkholy started his residency at Brooklyn/New York University Hospital in 1992. He completed his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1993-1996. He did a pain management fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1996-1997. Dr. Elkholy became an Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine (1997-2000), teaching residents and fellows pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture. He became director of the Pain Management Center at VA Hospital Yale University from 1997-2000. Over the last fourteen years he has been in private practice performing pain management, acupuncture & anesthesia. He has over 18 years of experience.  After leaving Yale University as an assistant professor, he was honored to stay on board as Clinical Assistant Professor from 2000-2002.  Dr. Elkholy has various publications and abstracts.  Some Awards/Honors include:

  • Certificate of Achievement Award - New York Academy of Medicine
  • Outstanding House Officer Award - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Pain Management Directors Award - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Chief Resident Award - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Prajakta Avhad

Dr. Avhad is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and is Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology.  After finishing medical school, she completed her surgical internship and anesthesia residency at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, in June 2010. Dr. Avhad then decided to pursue her fellowship training in pain management at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio from 2011 to 2012. After graduation she decided to move back to New Jersey where her friends and family reside. Since then she has been in private practice in New Jersey. She holds memberships and is certified in:

  • ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • NJSIPP New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • ASIPP American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Board Certified in Anesthesia, 2011
  • Board Certified in Pain Management, 2012

Marianne Bayongan, PT

Marianne Bayongan, PT graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in the Philippines in 1996. Upon gaining her Physical Therapy license in 1997, Marianne set up and managed her own private practice for four years. Throughout this time, Marianne trained Physical Therapists and hundreds of Physical Therapy interns. Recognized for her outstanding performance as a Clinical Supervisor, Marianne was elected to be a panelist to one of the Philippine's Physical Therapy schools where she participated in screening student's eligibility for graduation. In 2008, Marianne relocated to the United States where she managed clinics in Jersey City, New Jersey and Roselle Park, New Jersey. Marianne keeps current with Physical Therapy practices by completing courses both in person and online. Marianne believes in the concept of "enhancing abilities beyond disabilities" by striving to get her patients back to their activities despite pain and weaknesses through proper exercise and care. Marianne designs her treatment plans according to her patient's needs.


Our Interventional Pain Management Doctors work hand-in-hand with local Orthopaedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons. We preform minimally invasive spinal procedures as well as spinal surgeries (including laser) alongside some of the most prestigious surgeons throughout New Jersey. Below is a list of surgeons whom we pride ourselves with working with to help achieve the best pain relief results for our patients.




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Dr. Nader Kasim, Dr. Gregory Lane and Dr. Diego Herrera Figueira specialize in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center, PC. All of the Doctors are fellowship trained in arthroscopy and sports medicine, minimally invasive joint replacement, work and motor vehicle related injuries, fractures, overuse syndromes and carpal tunnel syndrome surgeries.

Dr. Kevin Yao is a  board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain and spine tumors, among others. He strives to maximize each patient's quality of life by restoring and preserving neurological function. You can see Dr. Yao on an episode of ABC's "The Doctors" at this link: https://www.thedoctorstv.com/videos/awake-brain-surgery