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Rajbala Thakur, M.B.B.S.

Rajbala Thakur, M.B.B.S.

Pain Management , Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine , Palliative Care

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Pain Treatment Center

180 Sawgrass Drive, Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

Certified Specialties

Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology

Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology

Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology

Faculty Appointments

Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SMD)

Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2010 - 2011

Fellowship, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1995 - 1996

Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1992 - 1995

Residency, Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital of Rochester. 1990 - 1992


MD | Government Medical College Patiala (India). 1981


Journal Articles

Effects of anticholinergics on postoperative vomiting, recovery, and hospital stay in children undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy.

Chhibber AK, Lustik SJ, Thakur R, Francisco DR, Fickling KB

Anesthesiology.. 1999 March 90 (3):697-700. Epub 1900 01 01.

New technique for superior hypogastric plexus block.

Kanazi GE, Perkins FM, Thakur R, Dotson E

Regional anesthesia and pain medicine.. 1999 24 (5):473-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Maternal posture influences the extent of sensory block produced by intrathecal dextrose-free bupivacaine with fentanyl for labor analgesia.

Richardson MG, Thakur R, Abramowicz JS, Wissler RN

Anesthesia and analgesia.. 1996 December 83 (6):1229-33. Epub 1900 01 01.


Bonica's Textbook of Pain Management (2010)

Chapter: Herpes Zoster and Post Herpetic Neuralgia

Authors: R. Thakur, J. Kent, R.Dworkin

Publisher: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 2010

Informa Healthcare (2010)

Chapter: Postherpetic Neuralgia. In: Practical Guide to Chronic Pain Syndromes. New York:

Authors: R. Thakur, A. Philip, J. Weeks.

Publisher: Informa Health 2010

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing (2005)

Chapter: Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia

Authors: Thakur, R; Bailey, P

Publisher: Marcel Dekker 2005

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.8 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

All the drs. I've seen at this office have been amazing.

Aug 30, 2023

5.0 stars

Appropriate in all activities; gentle; thorough.

Jan 26, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent in every way - knowledgeable, compassionate, thorough.

Sep 20, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr. Thakur is amazing and very caring. She goes the extra mile to be sure not only my physical pain is addressed but my emotional as well.

Sep 13, 2022

5.0 stars

Very good.

Sep 12, 2022