Momentum Spine and Joint is committed to treating your pain with the care you deserve. Our highly-skilled team members have extensive training in the specialized care of pain problems using traditional pain management techniques to advanced interventional procedures.
Ned Urbiztondo, M.D.
Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management
|Dr. Ned Urbiztondo was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in San Diego, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University with a double major in Biology and Economics, later acquiring a Master’s Degree at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He then earned his M.D. at The Chicago Medical School followed by a Surgical Internship at Yale University and a Residency in Anesthesiology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Urbiztondo first began his private practice career as a Staff Anesthesiologist in Upstate NY. Following which, he returned to SUNY Upstate Medical University to complete an Interventional Pain Management Fellowship, graduating as Chief Fellow. After completing two successful years as a senior partner at a thriving private pain practice in New York, Dr. Urbiztondo is excited to be part of Momentum Spine & Joint.
To date, Dr. Urbiztondo is licensed to practice Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management in TX, NY, and IL. He is a published author in numerous journals/textbooks, an active member of multiple medical societies, and has served as a keynote speaker at various medical conferences and societal meetings.
He is dedicated to helping his patients overcome their acute/chronic pain through a multi-modal approach that utilizes balanced medication management alongside minimally invasive injections, implants, and surgeries. His expertise includes fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided injections, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulator implantation, intrathecal pump placement, and regenerative medicine therapy (stem cells / PRP). Dr. Urbiztondo applies a science-based approach to every patient’s treatment plan and incorporates innovation alongside safe and reliable techniques.
In his spare time, Dr. Urbiztondo is an avid runner, aspiring gastronome, and international traveler. When he’s not working, he enjoys exploring the globe as well as providing volunteer medical services in underserved countries.
Kenneth Choi, M.D.
Double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management
|Dr. Kenneth Choi received his ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a board certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Choi completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Toledo, where he underwent extensive training in regional anesthesiology and ultrasound guided nerve blocks, far exceeding the requirements of an ACGME equivalent program. He went on to further develop his interventional skills during his pain medicine fellowship.
Pain is not just a physical condition, but also emotional, functional, and psychological. Dr. Choi believes in individually diagnosing the cause of the pain, educating patients to better understand their options, and treating pain using the best therapies available.
Dr. Choi’s areas of interest include interventional pain management including fluoroscopy-guided injections, neuromodulation such as spinal cord stimulation, as well as new and emerging treatments for pain. He is a contributing author in a reference textbook used in Pain Medicine.
Dr. Choi’s hobbies include golfing, skiing, reading, and spending time with his wife and son. He also volunteers at his church and attends charitable events.
Mathias Daniels, M.D.
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
|Dr. Mathias Daniels is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He graduated from the Columbia University, Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and earned his Medical Degree at the State University of New York Downstate Medical School.
He then went on to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and then migrated to Seattle, Washington to further his training at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, where he completed his fellowship in neurosurgical spine.
As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Daniels has extensive training in identifying and treating trauma to your musculoskeletal system, including the joints, muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. His specialties and interests are in the areas of degenerative scoliosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine trauma, general orthopaedic trauma, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement.