Department Pain Management
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Fairview Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pain Management
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Assiut University Faculty of Medicine


  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

Pelvic pain, back pain, musculoskeletal pain

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/21/2019, Dr. Abdelmalak has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

107 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.3 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.4
Knows Medical History 4.1
Time Spent with Patient 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

This doctor is one of the kindest gentlest doctors I've encountered. He was patient, thorough and listened.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

The doctor was the coldest and least compassionate person I ever met in my life! probably won't return!!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

the dr was very kind and compassionate. the staff were wonderful also.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

My experiences with Dr. Abdelmalak have been very positive. He is a very skilled physician and has been able to help me deal with very difficult medical issues.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Nurses who took information in the exam room prior to me seeing Dr. Abdelmalak were very caring and the one who accompanied Dr. Abdelmalak during my exams was amazing. She made me feel very comfortable and understood my pain levels and showed compassion.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Abdelmalak is the most caring Dr I have ever had. When every other Dr gave up on finding something that would help decrease my pain and give me even a little quality of life, he never did. And he did find a solution. So after more than 12 yrs I finally have enough relief from pain that I can actually have a little bit of a life and that has given me hope!!! And hope is necessary and changes so much!!! So he has not only helped me physically but also mentally and emotionally!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

doctor listened to me. understood my concerns and offered plan of care

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

Dr is just the most caring, concerned, helpful, wonderful doctor I have had my whole life. I do not know what I would do with out his care. he is amazing

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

the doctor was very caring and made sure I understood all procedures and medications

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

I drove several hours to see this doctor. He didn't have any answers for the condition I'm dealing with. I don't know why I was referred to him.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

when I asked a question of my doctor I felt insulted by his answer; versus just answering question, even though he might have. he assumed I wasn't listening and said so: when in reality I was problably either scared and didn't hear or I had sedation and didn't remember.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

I have been going over two years now and he has the best staff every at Twinsburg and including his surgical team. Everyone is always kind and caring. He is the best pain management doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

love that my doctor takes the time needed with each patient - do not mind a five minute wait His care is VERY worth the wait

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

very good doctor listened to all my concerns. has me scheduled for test and follow made me feel very important

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

MIchelle and Dr.Abdelmalak listened to me very well. So thank-you much for that.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Dr. Abdelmalak does not listen to what you say, tends to rush appointments and has an attitude when speaking to you. I am only continuing to see him because of the pain management 3 year rule. Otherwise I would have found a new doctor by now.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

doctor didn't seem like he wanted to be in the room doing his job. I waited almost an hour after my appointment time to see him and he showed no interest in helping me with my current pain levels. I brought that up and he acted like he was humoring me by half-assing a physical by having me raise my legs but without putting any pressure on my leg as I raised it he just asked "does that hurt?" felt like a total rubber stamp appointment where my doctor treated me like a drug addict for asking for something for my severe pain that he has yet to address in 3 appointments. I told him the muscle relaxers he keeps trying to get me to take dont work and the naproxen also doesn't help but he acted like he didn't hear me and just put that in the computer. I will be looking for another pain management doctor

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

I finally got my referral for my MRI which I know was because if the hoops from the insurance company but I have told the doctor multiple times that having injections was out of the question because I have had several and still he tells me that when I see him next he wants to do injections like he didn't listen to a word I said about it not working for me and I cannot afford to keep missing work so he can do a procedure that will not have any effect on me but to give me more discomfort.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

waited almost an hour past appointment time to only see my doctor for 5 minutes!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

My visit with this health care provider far exceeded my expectations. I left with a completely new understanding of my injury; also of the expectations I should have with the healing process. I look forward to my next appointment in August and in continuing my healthcare plan with this Dr and his team!

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