In July 2005, Dr. John Pillitteri joined Dr. Monte Goldstein, his friend and colleague for over twenty years, to form KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates, a practice specializing in ambulatory anesthesia. Dr. Igor Melyokhin and Dr. Michael Song also worked side by side with Dr. John Pillitteri and Dr. Monte Goldstein for ten years and now are now proud to be members of the team at KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates. Together, their combined experience of over one hundred years has proven invaluable in establishing a state of the art practice providing the safest and most comfortable anesthesia experience possible.
The professional team at KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates approach each patient as an individual. The staff meets daily to discuss upcoming patients and the latest techniques to improve their safety and comfort. A personal plan is developed for each patient and procedure with complete emphasis on comfort and safety as well as post procedure pain. The team works together to fulfill each patient’s needs and desires. All available anesthesia techniques are employed by KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates. All of our locations are equipped with state of the art equipment providing an exceptional opportunity to practice anesthesia, with the greatest emphasis possible on safety. All KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates are licensed to practice medicine in both New York and New Jersey.
Monte Jay Goldstein, M.D.
Monte Jay Goldstein, M.D has spent his entire career gaining the experience necessary to assume the role as Medical Director of the Ramapo Valley Surgical Center and co-founder of Jandee Anesthesiology. He is a graduate of the Downstate Medical Center and completed five years of residency and fellowship training at NYU/Bellevue Medical Center in New York City. It was there that he realized the importance of providing a safe and pleasant environment for his surgical patients. Dr. Goldstein spent fourteen years at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York. He was instrumental in developing techniques for the advancement of ambulatory anesthesia for the new millennium. His emphasis has always been to stay current with the advances in medicine and their application to his anesthesia practice. He has mastered techniques to eliminate what many consider to be the unavoidable side effects of anesthesia, including nausea, malaise, and pain, which are common in other surgical centers. Dr. Goldstein is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is a member of many professional organizations relating to the advancement of anesthesia care. These include, The American Society of Anesthesiologists, The New York Society of Anesthesiologists, The International Anesthesia Research Society, The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, and The Rockland County Medical Society. Dr. Goldstein is a certified surveyor for The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities and CMS/Medicare. This ensures every facility associated with KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates provides services at the highest levels. In addition, Dr. Goldstein can assist any facility in obtaining accreditation and certification. Dr. Goldstein is licensed to practice medicine in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Goldstein is happy to discuss specific questions relating to anesthesia services at any facility in which he practices, and may be reached by calling 201-962-7282.
John Pillitteri, M.D.
Dr. John Pillitteri spent his undergraduate years at Manhattan College in New York. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, he attended medical school at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated with top honors and then spent his residency and fellowship years at New York University Medical Center, specializing in Anesthesiology. In 1990, Dr. Pillitteri joined the anesthesia group at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York, and spent the majority of his career focusing on the advancement of ambulatory and office based anesthesia. Dr. Pillitteri spent several years as the Director of Anesthesia at The Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey. He also established several office based practices specializing in Gastroenterology and Urology in the Hudson Valley, New York area. Utilizing his extensive experience in office based anesthesia, Dr. Pillitteri has developed policies, procedures and practice guidelines to create a safe, comfortable and efficient environment for his patients, as well as his surgical colleagues. Dr. Pillitteri is currently a Managing Member of KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates and also serves as the Director of Anesthesiology at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York. He is licensed to practice medicine in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Pillitteri can be reached at 201-962-7282.
Igor Melyokhin, M.D.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from medical school, Dr. Igor Melyokhin practiced Pediatric Surgery for ten years in the former Soviet Union. Upon securing his medical degree in the United States, Dr. Melyokhin completed his training in Anesthesia at the Downstate Medical Center in New York. In 1996, Dr. Melyokhin joined the anesthesia team at the Good Samaritan Hospital, in Suffern, New York. It was during that ten year period that he became an expert in both adult and pediatric ambulatory anesthesia. He was instrumental in developing policies and procedures to facilitate the application of new anesthetic techniques that allowed rapid recovery and discharge of both adult and pediatric patients. In addition, Dr. Melyokhin has amassed a wealth of experience practicing anesthesia in an office based setting. It is in this new practice, devoted solely to ambulatory anesthesia, that he can provide the highest level of anesthesia care. Dr. Melyokhin constantly reviews the latest ambulatory anesthesia literature. His commitment to the advancement of ambulatory anesthesia is evident as he and the members of KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates continue to attend seminars and advanced practice lectures on the most current developments in anesthesiology. This ensures that patients are receiving the safest and most modern anesthesia techniques available. Dr. Melyokhin takes an individual approach to each of his patients and is always willing to take time to discuss any questions and concerns that might affect his patients. Dr. Melyokhin is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, and many other national professional organizations. Dr. Melyokhin is licensed to practice medicine in New York and New Jersey. He can be reached through KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates at 201-962-7282. Feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns.
Michael Song, M.D.
Dr. Michael Song was born in Seoul Korea and spent his early childhood there, but he considers himself a Southern Californian at heart. He grew up and received much of his formal education in San Diego and Los Angeles California. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a BS with honors in Biology and then attended the University Of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine where he was a Dean’s Scholar and received his M.D. After medical school, he spent a year as an intern at the San Bernardino County Medical Center and then continued his training with a residency at the Beth Israel Hospital (Now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) in Boston Massachusetts, where he was a resident in anesthesiology and a clinical fellow at the Harvard University School of Medicine. It was during his residency that he developed an interest in regional anesthesia, learning and excelling in many types of neural block techniques that continue to serve him well today. He also concentrated his training in pediatric, obstetric, and ambulatory anesthesia while a resident. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Song further undertook and graduated from a subspecialty fellowship in pain management at the Beth Israel Hospital-Harvard University School of Medicine. In 1996, Dr. Song joined the Department of Anesthesiology at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. While at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Song not only helped to run the pain management center and give numerous educational lectures on pain management to the hospital staff, but also continued to hone his skills as an ambulatory anesthesiologist working in many different office based and outpatient surgery center environments. As a member of KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates, Dr. Song remains committed to providing the very best in patient care in the outpatient ambulatory surgical setting. Dr. Song is licensed to practice medicine in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Song can be reached by calling 201-962-7282.
Robert Gordon, M.D.
Dr. Robert Gordon completed his residency training in anesthesiology at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. He spent a year as chief resident with a fellowship in advanced clinical anesthesia. He then joined the staff at Westchester Medical Center/ New York Medical College, where he attained the level of Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in 1994. During his twenty years at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Gordon established and maintained Anesthesia standards of care as Chair of the department’s Quality Improvement Committee. His role included practice surveillance and educational opportunities for the residency training program. A noted lecturer at national and local meetings, he has also published articles in multiple peer review journals. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gordon are the prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting, as well as, the administration of intravenous sedation for adult and pediatric surgical patients. In 2003, Dr. Gordon was selected to be the Director of Anesthesia at St. Agnes Hospital, a subdivision of WMC. Dr. Gordon is Board Certified and is member of the America Society of Anesthesiologists and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Gordon has been a member of KAPM-Jandee Anesthesiology Associates since 2008. Dr. Gordon is licensed to practice medicine in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Gordon can be reached at 201-962-7282.
Mindy Nestampower, M.D.
Dr. Mindy Nestampower is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained Anesthesiologist and Pain Management specialist.
Dr. Nestampower completed a six-year accelerated Medical Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from RPI and with honors from Albany Medical College. She then pursued her residency in Anesthesiology at The New York Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York Presbyterian Hospital). After completing her residency in Anesthesiology, she chose to further specialize in the area of Pain Management by pursuing her fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Nestampower has successfully completed both her specialty and subspecialty Board Certifications, by the American Board of Anesthesiology, in the areas of Anesthesia and Pain Management.
In 1997, Dr. Nestampower joined the anesthesia team at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ. For ten years at Holy Name, she was instrumental in developing their comprehensive pain management program. During this time, she perfected her skills in the areas of regional anesthesia, ambulatory anesthesia and pain management. She was involved in developing hospital protocols for the improvement of perioperative anesthesia care. She helped to educate the hospital community and was involved in teaching at seminars throughout the country. Dr. Nestampower is currently on staff at Holy Name in their Division of Pain Management.
Dr. Nestampower has a special interest in performing anesthesia in the ambulatory care setting. Her experience and skills enable her to make outpatient surgery a safe, comfortable experience for her patients. She enjoys working collaboratively with Jandee/Karadan Anesthesiology to provide high quality anesthesia care for ambulatory surgery. Her pain management practice focuses primarily on the treatment of low back pain and neck pain through the use of interventional pain management techniques. In addition, she treats a variety of other painful conditions through the use of advanced pain therapies. Dr. Nestampower is committed to providing her patients with excellent care using the most innovative strategies. Dr. Nestampower is licensed to practice medicine in New York and New Jersey.