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NYU Langone Provider

Surein Theivakumar, DO

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7200
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I have always been passionate about science and sports. At a young age, I became interested in human anatomy and developed a love of basketball and football. So I decided to combine my interests and become a doctor specializing in sports medicine and physiatry.

At NYU Langone Orthopedic Center and the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health, I manage all types of musculoskeletal pain nonoperatively. As a former team doctor for St. Joseph’s College, I am experienced in caring for people with sports-related injuries. I prescribe medications and physical therapy, and I perform therapeutic injections. I am also licensed to practice acupuncture, using a combination of Eastern and Western styles to manage musculoskeletal pain.

Being certified in musculoskeletal sonography allows me to use ultrasound imaging in my office to help diagnose conditions and guide injections. I can provide a variety of injections, including steroid and hyaluronic acid. I also use regenerative medicine techniques to promote healing. These include platelet-rich plasma injections and percutaneous tenotomy. I am trained in interventional spine procedures and offer X-ray–guided injections for the lower back. These include epidural injections and those that target the facet and sacroiliac joints.

I work with patients to come up with a personalized treatment plan. I help them to understand their medical condition, give them treatment options, and ask about their preferences. Recovering from musculoskeletal injuries can be a process, so I believe it is essential to take the time to explain treatment options and the reason I recommend a particular approach. It is very rewarding to see patients who have experienced debilitating pain return to their favorite activities.

During my residency at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, I was a three-time recipient of the Howard Rusk Award for Academic Excellence and Teaching. As a clinical assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine, I teach and advise trainees. Outside of medicine, I enjoy exploring new restaurants with my wife, weightlifting, basketball, and running, as well as watching NBA and NFL games.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • cubital tunnel syndrome
  • quadriceps tendinitis
  • achilles tendonitis
  • patellar tendonitis
  • knee tendinitis
  • wrist arthritis
  • elbow pain
  • muscle strain
  • adhesive capsulitis
  • wrist pain
  • knee bursitis
  • osteoarthritis of the knee
  • tennis elbow
  • piriformis syndrome
  • wrist sprain
  • elbow tendinitis
  • biceps tendinitis
  • knee pain
  • lower back pain
  • gluteal tendinitis
  • lumbar disc disease
  • elbow swelling
  • frozen shoulder
  • ankle tendon tear
  • shoulder tendinitis
  • hip arthritis
  • tendinitis
  • adductor tendinitis
  • elbow arthritis
  • foot tendinitis
  • knee injury
  • ankle sprain
  • osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • sciatica
  • golfer's elbow
  • spinal arthritis
  • patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • rotator cuff syndrome
  • Baker's cyst
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • de Quervain syndrome
  • hip tendinitis
  • wrist tendinitis
  • subacromial bursitis
  • plantar pain
  • elbow sprain
  • triangular fibrocartilaginous complex tear
  • pain in lumbar spine
  • hip impingement syndrome
  • knee swelling
  • herniated disk
  • tendon injury
  • myofascial pain
  • shoulder sprain
  • lumbar radiculopathy
  • plantar fasciitis
  • iliotibial band syndrome
  • heel pain
  • shoulder pain
  • osteoarthritis
  • hip bursitis
  • ankle arthritis
  • sports hernia
  • shoulder bursitis
  • hamstring tendinitis
  • osteitis pubis
  • hand pain
  • hip pain
  • shoulder impingement syndrome
  • facet joint pain
  • acromioclavicular sprain
  • ankle tendinitis
  • neuroma of foot
  • triceps tendinitis
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • low back strain
  • sports injury
  • groin tendinitis
  • ankle pain
Treatments
  • radiofrequency nerve ablation
  • platelet rich plasma injection
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • injection of sacroiliac joint
  • acupuncture
  • trigger point injection
  • injection of facet joint
  • steroid injection
  • knee injection
  • tendon injection
  • interlaminar epidural steroid injection
  • joint injection
  • epidural block via transforaminal approach

Board Certifications
  • American Board of PM&R (Sports Medicine), 2020
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2020
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Sports Medicine, 2020
  • Residency, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Rehab. Medicine, 2019
  • DO from Rowan University, 2015

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    • IUOE Local 14-14B
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  • VA Community Care Network
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

333 East 38th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-7200

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Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health

555 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Phone

646-754-2000

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