He began his career abroad as an abdominal surgeon in Armenia, and has since practiced Adult and Pediatric surgery and traumatology, Emergency Medicine, and obstetric anesthesiology. Dr. Dovlatyan holds fellowships in Traumatology Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesiology and Cardiac Anesthesia. For the last twenty years he’s served as Attending Anesthesiologist in hospitals, clinics and offices in NYC. Here at 44th Street Health & Wellness, Varuzhan Dovlatyan explores diagnostic and non-surgical treatment options.
He often recommends a combination of rehabilitative manual therapy and targeted exercises as a starting point. In cases where the patient is not seeing enough improvement, Dr. Dovlatyan performs Trigger Point and Peripheral Joint Injections. Unless he feels prescription medication is absolutely necessary, Dr. Dovlatyan prefers to educate his patients about lifestyle management of painful conditions while treating the root cause of pain (rather than masking it with painkillers).
• Consultation, Examination & Diagnosis
• Peripheral Joint Injections
• Trigger Point Injections
• Short Term Pain Medication
Everyone experiences pain at some point in their lives. However, for some people, this pain is much more severe and/or persistent. One of the most common causes of pain is an injury, which may occur after an individual is in an accident or when the individual has put a lot of pressure or strain on an area for a long period of time. Other possible causes of pain include arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve damage, tension, cancer, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Chronic pain is complex, and many patients struggle with this issue throughout their lives. However, 44th Street Health & Wellness can help patients lessen their daily pain, improve their strength, and live healthier, happier lives. In some cases, patients may even recover from chronic pain completely. Upon completing a patient’s diagnosis, Dr. Dovlatyan will discuss with the patient their best options and what kind of results they can expect from chronic pain treatment.
Many patients will continue to experience chronic pain at home, especially in the beginning phases of treatment. However, patients can take steps to alleviate pain in between treatment sessions. Patients may be able to reduce pain by applying ice or heat to the affected area, resting during flare-ups, using wraps or braces, and by taking certain medications.