Dr. Thomas P. Ragukonis, MD, Pain Management Specialist
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Dr. Thomas P. Ragukonis, MD

Pain Management Specialist | Interventional Pain Medicine

4/5(90)
37 W Century Rd Suite 101 Paramus NJ, 07652
Rating

4/5

About

Thomas P. Ragukonis, MD, is a top pain management specialist who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients as Medical Director and Founder of Bergen Pain Management in West New York, Union, and Paramus, NJ. With four convenient locations in New Jersey, Bergen Pain Management is a premiere pain management practice with minimally invasive spinal techniques. Dr. Ragukonis additionally serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and can be found on staff at Houston Regional Hospital. With twenty-six years of experience as a pain medicine physician, he specializes in all facets of minimally invasive pain medicine. He frequently collaborates with neurosurgeons and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons to deliver the most appropriate care to his patients. Dr. Ragukonis remains an advocate of advanced technology and stays at the forefront of the latest spinal interventions, such as minimally invasive spinal fusion, endoscopic discectomy, and spinal implantable devices (SCS and DRG stimulators, intrathecal pumps). Dr. Ragukonis received the 2010 Champions of Medicine Award from Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich. He was included among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor for 10 consecutive years and feels that his success is primarily attributable to his hard work.

Education and Training

Rutgers University Of Medicine & Dentistry MD 1991

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology; Anesthesiology

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

AnesthesiaPain Management

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers University -

Awards

  • Top Doctor in Pain Management Year Jersey Magazine (2010-2014, 2017) 
  • Champions of Medicine Award 2010  
  • Distinguished Doctor 2017 Expert Network 
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2010, 2015, 2018, 2020) Year Vitals.com 
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020) Year Vitals.com 
  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2018, 2020) Year Vitals.com 

Professional Memberships

  • North American Spine Society  
  • Royal Society of Medicine  
  • American Academy of Pain Management  
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists  
  • American Pain Society  
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians  
  • Medical Society of New Jersey  
  • International Association for the Study of Pain  
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine  
  • Bergen County Medical Society  

Internships

  • University Hospital at UMDNJ1992Internal Medicine

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pain Management, Royal Society of Medicine, North American Spine Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Pain Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, International Association for the Study of Pain, Medical Society of New Jersey, Bergen County Medical Society, Alumni Association of

Dr. Thomas P. Ragukonis, MD's Practice location

Bergen Pain Management

37 W Century Rd Suite 101 -
Paramus, NJ 07652
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Dr. Thomas P. Ragukonis, MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 90 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Pain Management Specialist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

Media Releases

Get to know Pain Management Specialist Dr. Thomas P. Ragukonis, who serves patients throughout the State of New Jersey.

Attributing his success to hard work, Dr. Ragukonis is a top pain management specialist serving as the Medical Director of Bergen Pain Management. It is a premiere minimally invasive pain management practice with four convenient locations in New Jersey. 

Known for achieving dramatic improvement in pain without major surgery, Dr. Ragukonis’ patients acknowledge him to be a compassionate, caring physician with an excellent bedside manner. He is dedicated to decreasing pain in the most comprehensive and minimally-invasive fashion.

With an emphasis on minimally invasive spinal techniques, he is board-certified in pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine, and in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Growing up in New Jersey, Dr. Ragukonis earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he graduated with his medical degree in 1991. After completing his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, he immediately began his private practice in Bergen County, New Jersey. 

Affiliated with numerous professional organizations, he is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the Royal Society of Medicine, the North American Spine Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Pain Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Medical Society of New Jersey, the Bergen County Medical Society, and the Alumni Association of the New Jersey Medical School. Alongside his clinical role, he serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. 

Delivering quality care with dignity and respect, Dr. Ragukonis continues to keep abreast of the latest cutting-edge spinal interventions, including endoscopic discectomy, minimally invasive spinal fusion, and spinal implantable devices which include: SCS and DRG stimulators, as well as intrathecal pumps. He also collaborates with neurosurgeons and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons in many instances. 

While his education and certification attest to his knowledge, his patients’ results are the justification for his recognition in these areas.

Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain. A pain management specialist is a doctor who specializes in pain medicine, focusing on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain.

Voted one of the best providers in New Jersey, Dr. Ragukonis has been the recipient of several awards and honors throughout his line of work, including: Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2010, 2015, 2018, 2020), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020), Top 10 Doctor – State (2014), and On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2018, 2020). Additionally he has been awarded the Castle Connelly honors for 10 consecutive years.

Additional Information

Dr. Ragukonis completed his undergraduate education, his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, at Rutgers University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

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