Dr. Vijay Gupta established Midwest Interventional Spine Specialists in 1996.

Education & Training

After completing his medical education and residency in General Surgery/E.N.T. in India in 1974, Dr. Gupta finished his residency in Anesthesiology in England. He then completed his Fellowship in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago in 1981.


Dr. Gupta is Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Board-Eligible in Pain Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia, Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists, Indiana State Medical Association, Society for Pain Management, and American Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners.

Pain Management Leadership

Dr. Gupta has held various teaching positions at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago.  He also served as chief of departments at teaching and non-teaching hospitals.   He started comprehensive pain clinics at Olympia Field Osteopathic Medical Center (1981) in Olympia Fields, Illinois and St. Margaret Mercy Hospital, in Dyer, Indiana, in 1985.  He has a special interest in the business of healthcare to improve and provide the best possible care to patients, cost effectively. His expertise in fluoroscopically-guided injection therapy, and managing chronic pain have benefitted thousands of patients.

Special Interests
Dr. Gupta is passionate about helping patients to find the least invasive ways to reduce pain. In his daily practice, he utilizes yoga exercises for long-term pain relief and he is an advocate for the practice of Yoga to achieve multiple health benefits. Dr. Gupta created the M.I.S.S. Easy Chair Yoga program, specifically designed to help patients who have medical challenges, to enjoy the many benefits available from Yoga. The key to Easy Chair Yoga is that all of the doctor guided moves can be completed while sitting comfortably. This method is especially beneficial for people with chronic back pain, high blood pressure, pulmonary issues, and other conditions that restrict mobility. Despite the easier positions, while sitting, there are many health benefits that can be achieved. You can access a recording of Dr. Gupta’s class on our Facebook page at

Dr. Gupta is known for his calm and caring demeanor. From the moment patients meet him, they are comforted by his kindness. He resides in Flossmoor, Illinois with his wife and loves to play golf, read books, and enjoy his growing grandchildren.

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For more than 25 years, the M.I.S.S. team has proudly served the residents of Northwest Indiana – providing accurate diagnoses and innovative treatments for spinal pain and many other types of acute and chronic pain.

Each of our physicians has achieved board certification in as many as three different specialties (Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Internal Medicine). They are actively involved in ongoing research that keeps their practice on the leading edge of the profession and are often called upon by area hospitals to lecture on pain management. Our physicians are on staff at Community Hospital of Munster, St. Margarets Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital of Hobart.

Over the years, each has been recognized as a leader in the field and earned a strong reputation for delivering excellent results and genuine, compassionate care. To them, nothing is more rewarding than helping patients with severe pain regain the kind of normal, active life that the rest of us take for granted.