Tim Canty, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Midtown East, Murray Hill, New York, NY

At his practice, the Comprehensive Spine & Pain Center of New York, Dr. Tim Canty is a leading provider of pain management services. Patients throughout New York City and the Murray Hill area can visit his Midtown East location to receive care for arthritis, back pain, knee problems, neck pain, spine pain, and more. Dr. Canty is a board certified member of the American Board of Anesthesiologists and specializes in Pain Management.

Dr. Canty completed his medical residency in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and went on to complete fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at the Berth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, also in Boston.

At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Canty served as an instructor in Anesthesiology and he was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. There, he was honored with the 2009 Inaugural Citizenship Award for contributions to the hospital. Presently, he serves as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York’s Medical College. He also currently serves as an expert consultant on budding technologies in pain management for the GLG Consulting Group. Dr. Canty has authored several journal articles and book chapters which focus on the optimal practices for improving pain and performing regional block anesthesia. Outside of the U.S., Dr. Canty has participated in medical relief missions to Venezuela, El Salvador, and Mexico. There he performed surgical treatments on impoverished children.

Dr. Canty utilizes the most innovative techniques available to relieve pain such as that caused by arthritis, disc degeneration, and spinal stenosis. He is also experienced with treating chronic pain as the result of nerve damage, traumatic injuries, and RSD, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Dr. Canty prides himself on helping patients whose pain has not been successfully treated with other options.

The entire staff of the Comprehensive Spine & Pain Center of New York and Dr. Canty welcome all new patients. The practice also accepts most major forms of medical insurance.

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Comprehensive Spine & Pain Center of New York

At his practice, the Comprehensive Spine & Pain Center of New York, Dr. Tim Canty is a leading provider of pain management services. Patients throughout New York City and the Murray Hill area can visit his Midtown East location to receive care for arthritis, back pain, knee problems, neck pain, spine pain, and more. Dr. Canty is a board certified member of the American Board of Anesthesiologists and specializes in Pain Management.

Dr. Canty completed his medical residency in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and went on to complete fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at the Berth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, also in Boston.

At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Canty served as an instructor in Anesthesiology and he was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. There, he was honored with the 2009 Inaugural Citizenship Award for contributions to the hospital. Presently, he serves as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York’s Medical College. He also currently serves as an expert consultant on budding technologies in pain management for the GLG Consulting Group. Dr. Canty has authored several journal articles and book chapters which focus on the optimal practices for improving pain and performing regional block anesthesia. Outside of the U.S., Dr. Canty has participated in medical relief missions to Venezuela, El Salvador, and Mexico. There he performed surgical treatments on impoverished children.

Dr. Canty utilizes the most innovative techniques available to relieve pain such as that caused by arthritis, disc degeneration, and spinal stenosis. He is also experienced with treating chronic pain as the result of nerve damage, traumatic injuries, and RSD, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Dr. Canty prides himself on helping patients whose pain has not been successfully treated with other options.

The entire staff of the Comprehensive Spine & Pain Center of New York and Dr. Canty welcome all new patients. The practice also accepts most major forms of medical insurance.


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Why Choose Comprehensive Spine & Pain Center of New York?

Pain management is a specialty that is dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of many painful conditions, particularly those related to the spine. Most people come to a pain management physician after an injury has not improved with several weeks of over the counter pain medication and conservative treatments such as physical or chiropractic therapy. With our emphasis on diagnostic precision, we can identify the cause of your pain accurately so that it can be more effectively treated. At The Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York, we offer patients all the most advanced non-surgical treatment options to cure or reduce pain to a manageable level. We know that the right treatment as soon as possible can stop the cycle of pain and keep you from needing surgery or developing a lifelong chronic pain syndrome.

How are we different?

There are many pain management physicians in the New York area, but there are few that have the training background, knowledge, staff, and facilities capable of delivering the highest quality of interventional treatment options like The Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York. We recognize that each person in pain is an individual, and therefore we strive to review all your medical information thoroughly and tailor a treatment plan specifically to you and all the factors that contribute to your pain. It is only through the compassionate understanding of your specific situation that we can fully treat your pain. We offer much more advanced treatments than the typical medication prescriptions and standard cortisone shots that you will find elsewhere. For instance, we perform procedures such as the Vertos mild procedure for spinal stenosis decompression, which is a minimally invasive non-surgical method for treating spinal stenosis. For a full list of our treatment options, please review our “Treatments” page. We also are continuing to advance the field of pain management offering cutting edge regenerative treatments using your stem cells which offer the prospect of healing damaged joints and tissues.  Few doctors around the world are performing these types of treatments currently.  For further questions about any of these options feel free to contact the center and Dr. Canty. 

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Awards & Recognitions
  • Patients' Choice Award 2015

    A select few physicians were honored with the prestigious 2013 Patients’ Choice Award, and this year they include Dr. Timothy Canty.

    Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients’ Choice Award. In fact, of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, just 5 percent were accorded this honor in 2013.

    Every month, millions of patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals to share feedback about their experiences with their doctors. Patients rate various components of the care they receive, such as the accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor’s bedside manner and follow-up care.

    Patient’s Choice ranks the top reviewed physicians and looks at other quality measures to compile its yearly list.

     

  • Selection is based on patient voting and reviews in New York City. Less than 3% of all doctors nationally have been accorded the Top 10 distinction and Dr. Canty is very honored to have been selected for this award.

Hospital Affiliations

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 the Associate Director of Pain Management at Staten Island University Hospital.

Dr. Canty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. 

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Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Comprehensive Spine & Pain Center, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a liist of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GHI
HealthFirst (NY-NJ)
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Medicare
Multiplan PHCS
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Highly Recommend!! Dr. Canty listened carefully to what I had to say and thoughtfully composed some treatment options for me while stating the pros and cons. "

    Ami A.
  • Yelp

    "For anyone that needs a great back doctor or pain management specialist, I can't stress how much Tim Canty has helped me."

    Dave S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Canty is more than a good doctor. He is exceptional. As a medical student, I'm surrounded by doctors on a daily basis and I can tell you that Dr. Canty is special. "

    Chris B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Canty and his staff are professional and great. He listens to you and gives you options for treatment that you feel comfortable with."

    Charles H.