Gaurav Bhatia, MD

Interventional Spine Specialist located in Reston, VA & Centreville, VA

About Dr. Bhatia

Gaurav Bhatia, MD, is a Harvard-trained, board-certified pain management physician and anesthesiologist at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates in Reston and Centreville, Virginia. He specializes in treating patients with spine-related back and neck pain disorders and has extensive training in treating patients with chronic pain conditions. 

Dr. Bhatia obtained his Doctor of Medicine from The Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond after earning his Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry at Virginia Tech. He then completed his pain management training at Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston, after completing his anesthesia and critical care training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

His area of expertise encompasses reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD)/complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), cancer-related pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis-related pain, and sports-related injuries. Dr. Bhatia is proficient in performing several advanced surgical and interventional techniques, including epidural injections, image-guided joint injections, radiofrequency ablation treatments, spinal cord stimulator, sympathetic nerve blocks, and vertebroplasty.

Dr. Bhatia serves as chair of the pain committee at Novant Health UVA Culpeper Medical Center and is a valued consultant for both acute and chronic pain service. His clinical research has been published in leading medical journals such as JAMA, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Hindawi. He has also authored chapters in several pain medicine textbooks. He has been a member of the Spine Intervention Society (formerly known as the International Society of Interventional Pain), American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Bhatia firmly believes that chronic pain affects patients in more ways than just physical discomfort. It affects a person's mood, their lifestyle, and puts a strain on their psychosocial and socioeconomic quality of life. Therefore, it is imperative that treatment is initiated early on in a thoughtful, meticulous, and efficient manner to minimize the impact on an individual's lifestyle. 

As a physician, it is very gratifying and satisfying for him to help patients at the time of an acute need, and to see a patient improve and get back to their activities. He stresses the importance of educating his patients about their medical ailments and treating them with the same integrity and honesty if the roles were reversed.

His primary focus is to utilize both interventional and non-invasive options to design a treatment based on an evidence-based multi-modal therapy approach. Combined with other therapeutic modalities such as physical therapy and surgical options, the advancements have truly resulted in a patient's ability to return to their functionality as early as possible.

  • Education


    Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry at Virginia Tech

    Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 

    Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School 




    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


    Professional Experience


    Chair of the pain committee at Novant Health UVA Culpeper Medical Center

    Spine Intervention Society

    American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

    American Society of Anesthesiologists



    Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)/complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

    Chronic pain

    Spine-related back and neck pain disorders 

Testimonials for Dr. Bhatia
  • "Dr. Bhatia Thank you for taking away my terrible pain and allowing me to enjoy life again!"


    Sincerely, P.C.

    "Dr. Bhatia looked directly at my mother when speaking to her and addressed questions about her to her. This was so refreshing! He even shared a few stories with her made her feel at ease and very comfortable. He is a superior doctor that isn't just great at what he does but obviously shows great care for him patients! We both feel blessed to call him her doctor!"



  • "Dr. Bhatia is outstanding. He takes the time to listen to you and explains everything in clear English so you can understand your issues. He is gentle, easy to talk with and treats you with respect. ...If you have back pain, he is the one to see."



    "Dr. Bhatia is great. Personable, straightforward, and explains the plan clearly. Checks in to make sure you’re “on board” with his plan. Great doc!"



  • "Dr. Bhatia is one of the kindest and most competent medical practitioners I have ever met. He's been a blessing on my journey back to wellness. "




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