Dr. Gamburg

David Gamburg, MD, ABPM, DAAPM


Dr. Gamburg is the Director of Injection Therapy and Pain Management at Pain Management Associates.
He received his undergraduate degree from Clark University and his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine. He completed his training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC in 1998.
Dr. Gamburg is board-certified in Interventional Pain Management, and is a fellowship-trained anesthesiologist and Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.
His practice focuses on treating patients with arm, leg and spine pain caused from herniated and bulging discs, facet arthrosis, arthritis and spinal stenosis.
During the past eight years he has been in the forefront of teaching and developing minimally invasive technologies for the treatment of back pain.
Dr. Gamburg was one of the first physicians in the country to perform percutaneous disc removal using coblation energy. He also performs facet nerve and sacroiliac radiofrequency using unipolar and bipolar techniques along with all fluoroscopic guided injection procedures.
In his practice he performs over 3,000 procedures a year with significant improvement in greater than 80% of his patients. Most procedures are between 30 and 60 minutes in length and patients are usually able to return to normal activity the following day.

  • Board-Certified in Pain Management and Fellowship-Trained in Anesthesiology
  • Certified in Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • PRP Therapy (Platelet-Rich Plasma) for shoulder, arm, elbow, back, hip and knee

Dr. David Gamburg: Anesthesiologist & Pain Management Specialist

​Suffering from chronic pain, whether it’s caused by injury, illness, sickness, disease or surgery, is something that no one should have to live with. However, according to a recent study from the Institute of Medicine, around 100 million Americans do. With the help of pain management, a wide variety of conditions can be treated through conservative care. Dr. David Gamburg, traditionally a board certified anesthesiologist, leads the interventional pain management program.
“I’m an anesthesiologist by training, but because of my passion for having a more personal interaction with patients, and anesthesiology doesn’t offer that, I chose to go into the field of pain management, which involves a lot of interaction with patients,” says Dr. Gamburg.
“Most of the time patients have tried to find the solution and haven’t been able to, so they seek more specialized help. That’s where I come in,” Dr. Gamburg says. The pain management program involves all of the doctors in the center, but patients go through Dr. Gamburg first. “I’m a coordinator as to where they should go next, a consultant, and also when appropriate, I can perform treatments,” he adds. The multidisciplinary approach that offers allows patients the comfort of staying within one center, while the doctors can work together with ease.
When dealing with conditions such as spine problems, nerve or muscle pain, arthritis, hip pain and more, patients will often be referred to therapies within the center such as spinal decompression therapy, acupuncture, or physical therapy. However, if necessary Dr. Gamburg can perform minimally invasive procedures at the Advanced Center for Special Surgery – an outpatient facility that boasts a state of the art surgical center – also in Montvale. After completing a fellowship in interventional pain management in 1998, Dr. Gamburg has focused his time on these minimally invasive procedures. He performs around 3,000 procedures a year, with a success rate of over 80 percent.
“We offer many new technologies to provide solutions for pain relating to spinal and orthopedic problems where the patient can have these outpatient treatments and not lose time from work or lose functional capacity to do physical activities, therefore making these solutions more practical,” Dr. Gamburg says. His goal is to perform only the necessary procedures while prescribing as little medication as possible, which mirrors the mission.