Marcello Sammarone, M. D.
  • Ivy League Trained 
  • Triple Board Certified 
  • 20+ Years of Clinical Experience
  • Fellowship Trained Pain Management Specialist

(973) 917-3172



Marcello Sammarone, M. D.
(973) 917-3172


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


         What qualifies a doctor to practice pain management?

         Unfortunately, there is nothing needed except for an M.D. license to practice pain management and many doctors who may not be skilled at treating patients’ conditions are able to do so. 
Always be sure that the physician is fellowship trained and has many years of practice dedicated to pain management. Many procedures require special expertise and techniques which require a highly skilled doctor who can execute them safely and in the exact location therefore preventing potential complications and provide the desired results.

What to look for in a pain management doctor?

Make sure he completed a  fellowship in Interventional Pain Management, is Board Certified in Interventional Pain Management and most importantly that he practices Interventional Pain Management full time.

How many treatments are needed to get rid of my pain?
That depends on the type of pain, longevity of the symptoms, and most importantly the source of the pain.  There are many different reasons for pain.  Some maybe completely eliminated with just one treatment while some types of pain may require a multidisciplinary approach with a combination of treatment modalities.  Some may require several treatments of the same modality which build on each other to eliminate the pain.

        Does my insurance cover pain management treatments?

        All treatments need to be approved by your Insurance carrier. The doctor must submit specific notes acquired at your consultation visit.The doctor’s team always does its best to maximize your insurance benefits.

         Does a person’s age affect the treatment or outcome of pain management? 
It can… we age, many factors can affect the treatment such as (1) wear and tear, (2) previous accidents (3) gravity plus its effect on narrowing of the vertebrae, and (4) loss of water content in the disc.