Treatment & Services
- Back Pain Treatment
- Celiac Plexus Block
- Cervical Epidural Injections
- Cervical Facet Joint Block
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
- Diagnostic Epidural Differential Blocks
- Epidural Steroid Injection
- Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
- Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
- Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy
- Intradiscal Procedure for Pain Relief
- Intradiscal Intervention (IDET, Biacuplasty)
- Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
- Joint Injections
- Lumbar Epidural Injections
- Lumbar Facet Joint Block
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
- Neck Pain Treatment
- Nerve Blocks
- Neuro Anesthesiology
- Occipital Nerve Block
- Occipital Nerve Stimulation
- Pain Control
- Pain Management
- Peripheral Nerve Blocks
- Placement of Cervical Tunneled Epidural Catheter
- Placement of Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheter
- Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
- Selective Nerve Root Injection
- Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
- Thoracic Epidural Injections
- Thoracic Facet Joint Block
- Transforaminal Injections
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Back Pain in Athletes
- Cancer Pain
- Central Pain Syndrome
- Chronic Back Pain
- Chronic Neuropathic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Facial Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- Neuropathic Pain
- Neuropathy - Diabetic
- Pediatric Migraine Headache
- Pelvic Pain
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Pain
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Vertebral Compression Fracture
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology/ Pain Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Ain Shams University, Cairo,
Residency - Ain Shams University Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Cardiology
Graduate School - Ain Shams University, Cairo,
Internship - Ain Shams University Hospitals
Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
- Executive Education Program, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, 1994-1995
- Health Care Leadership Institute, George Town University, Washington, 2005
- Chair of the Interventional Pain Practice Examination Board
- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Pain Committee
- Associate Editor of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal
- Member of World Institute of Pain Executive Board
- American Academy of Pain Medicine, Scientific Review Committee Member
- Associate Editor of Pain Practice Journal
- Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine
Evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, with special interest in the management of spinal stenosis and vertebral compression fractures, cancer pain evaluation and management, neuropathic, neuropathic pain, pelvic pain,Neuromodulation and interspinal drug delivery of pain and spasticity, research, spine, spine pain
Awards & Honors
- Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1988
- The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents Research Contest, June 1989
- Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1989
- The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents, Research Contest, June 1990
- The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents, Research Contest, June 1991
- Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest, September 1991
- The Cleveland Clinic William E Lower Fellowship Thesis Prize, June 1992
- Foundation of Anesthesia Educational Research (FAER) Grant Award, 1992
Innovations & Patents
- Pioneered minimally invasive techniques to treat painful degenerative disc disease
- Innovated use of spinal cord stimulation for peripheral vascular disease
- Minimally invasive technique of spinal stenting
- Peripheral nerve stimulation
- American Medical Association
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
- American Pain Society
- American Academy of Pain Medicine
- World Institute of Pain Executive Board
Research & Publications
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Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Mekhail receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Saluda Medical, Inc.
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112 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern
|Patient Rating of Doctor
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024
Dr Mekhail and his staff went above and beyond helping me schedule my visit. I appreciate the time he spent with me and is kind and empathetic bedside maner.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023
This was the worst medical experience I have ever had in my life. I have been dealing with issues for over 2 years and am, understandably, frustrated. My pain has been more severe in the past few months, and I was recommended to see a pain specialist by Dr Howell (pulmonology). The only question the doctor asked me was if my pain was better with rest. He felt my back and then said this was fibromyalgia. When I told him that my rheumatologist said he thought that something else was going on besides fibromyalgia, your doctor said, "no, it's fibromyalgia." He never asked about other symptoms and was uninterested when I tried to tell him about the thickening of my joints. He wasn't about to listen to any other symptoms. At this point, out of frustration, I was in tears, to which he said, "being upset doesn't help anything. If it did, I would write you a prescription!" He also told me that the only thing he could do was injections or procedures..there was nothing he could do for me. He recommended that I go to a pain recovery clinic..telling me that, when they call, that I, "need to take it seriously." There was no professionalism, care, concern, compassion, or anything else! He had his mind made up from the start and was unwilling to listen to me. I am at the point where I can't function on a normal daily basis..I can't even walk up the stairs in my home, but "being upset doesn't help anything!" I'm not drug seeking.I have a DEA license so I certainly wouldn't travel over 2 hours to different doctors on the chance that I might get some drugs prescribed. I was just hoping for some reliefeven a suggestion of what might help. Instead, all I got was berated for the 5 minutes he was in the room with me.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023
The doctor do great work
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023
I just love Dr Navy Mekhail because he explains everything in such detail. Excellent doctor!!
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023
The provider was not courteous and showed that he was in a rush to finish with me.it was sort of bundled.
Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023
Dr. Mekhail was incredible. He confirmed my diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and put me back on the medication that I took myself off of. He also recommended that I get PT as well as a Ganglion Nerve Block which is consistant with my Pain Management provider in San Antonio.
Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023
Dr went out of his way to help me
Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023
Dr. Mekhail was very caring. Listened and answered my questions
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023
I would not hesitate to refer him to family or friends.
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023
I had a good experience with Doctor even though I did not like the diagnosis
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023
Dr. Nagy Mekhail and his pain fellow, Evan Parker couldn't have been more caring! I left with a sense that I was important to them, and they knew what to do for me!
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023
My provider did absolutely nothing for my pain. He just refilled the same medication with the same dose. Does not care about the fact that I have a physically democratic job (MHA for USPS) and I was having severe difficulties performing my job requirements! Very frustrating!
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