Department Pain Management
Primary Location Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Locations
Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Primary Location

Richard E. Jacobs Health Center

Appointment:
440.695.4000
Desk:
440.695.4000
Fax:
440.204.7584

Additional Locations

Pain Management

Avon Hospital

33300 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Avon, OH 44011
Driving Directions

Appointment:
216.445.7370
Desk:
440.695.4000
Fax:
440.204.7584
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Back and Neck Pain Treatment
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Diagnostic Epidural Differential Blocks
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Genitofemoral Nerve Block
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Intradiscal Intervention (idet, Biacculoplasty)
  • Intradiscal Procedure For Pain Relief
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurolytic Blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Non Surgical Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement Of Cervical And Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheters
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Second Opinion
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Splanchenic Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Fatigue
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative Back Conditions
  • Degenerative Neck conditions
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Whiplash
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Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA
2012

Residency - The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Anesthesiology
Brooklyn, NY USA
2011

Medical School - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
MD
Cairo,
2002

Additional Training

  • Surgical Oncology

Professional Highlights

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Interventional Pain Management, Management of Chronic pain, Chronic Headaches, Facial Pain, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Spine Pain, Failed Back Surgery Pain, Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Cancer Pain, Pediatric Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Peripheral Neuropathies, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuromodulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Implantable Pain Pumps, Targeted Drug Delivery Systems

Awards & Honors

  • New York Academy of Medicine Recognition Award for Research efforts

Innovations & Patents

  • Ultrasound guided nerve blocks
  • Minimal Invasive Lumbar Decompression (mild procedure)
  • Vertebral augmentation procedures
  • Use of cooled radiofrequency in different applications including knee and hip osteoarthritis
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/22/2018, Dr. Costandi 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

88 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.3
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

excellent doctor very capable

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Dr. Costandi combines his professionalism with an affable manner and an approachability that makes it easier to relate all my concerns and particulars of why I was visiting him. I was very confident by the end of this consult that he would accomplish the drill-down to a proper diagnosis and treatment options for the numbness in my shoulder and pain that toggles on and off during the day. I felt comfortable with choosing him, and in my perspective, he added to my overall positive impression of Cleveland Clinic services. I'm glad you were able to recruit this kind of caring talent.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

She was thorough, and her listening skills were sharp enough to pick up points that needed clarification. Quality care there on the pre-physician part of the visit.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

Dr. Costandi always valued my input in what I wanted with regard to any medication I was prescribed to the surgeries that were performed. Everything was always explained in depth to me and I never felt out of the loop.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

I never waiting more than 10 minutes before being seen by a care provider. It was clear to me how important time management is to the Cleveland Clinic staff.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

Dr. Costandi is a very knowledgeable, caring, and very honest.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

Dr. Costandi was very knowledgeable and explain my situation in the most detail possible.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018

Doctor explained everything about the proceedure

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017

the experience this far has been excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2017

great

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2017

great

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2017

He is a very knowledgeable doctor.

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