Department Pain Management
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Locations

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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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 Education - 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/15/2019, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

95 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
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.4
Knows Medical History 4
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

I was apprehensive in seeing this doctor, as I had read some poor reviews online. I had none of the problems or concerns listed in those poor reviews.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I started Coming to see Dr Costandi apps 5 years ago. Dr. COSTANDI as away been, courtesy, friendly, right on time and compassate. I feel like he a friend...

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Costandi gave me back my life. I will forever be indebted to his skill and kindness shown to me.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

excellent service once we saw the doctor

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Doctor did not bother to knock on the door when entering the room. He did nnot introduce himself either. He immediately sat down and started looking on the computer. After about 5 minutes he asked a couple of questions. He did a very quick "exam". He offered no solutions or explanations regarding my pain. He denied doing a procedure that my referring doctor suggested. He only offered psychotherapy and physical therapy. This doctor was the coldest person I have ever met. He never once actually looked at me. He made me feel like I was a bother and was wasting his time. I will never return to see him and would definitely never recommend him to anyone EVER!! Worst pain management doctor ever!!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Would not recommend anyone to see this doctor

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr Costandi is an excellent pain management dr who thoroughly listens to me as a person. He methodically worked to lesson my pain for over a 6 month process. I am very grateful

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr Castandi wrote things in my chart which were NOT true. I never asked for opioids NOR was PT discussed. I was seeing a pain management doctor for pain in my back and he actually asked if I was still seeing my psychologist? why would a pain management doctor need this info. very uncomfortable with his "bedside" manors.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

recommended a new procedure which he "introduced to the Clinic" yet his explanation of the procedure was to research the procedure on the internet. All of my doctors are only Cleveland Clinic doctors, might be time to get second opinions from UH doctors. very disappointed in the way I was treated by only this doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Costandi is always so polite, friendly, and attentive. He always greets with a smile and how are you!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

The doctor wasn't rude but he acted like if I was faking my condition by the facial expressions he had. I specifically told him that I don't want to continue to take pills because they are not helping me. I've had this continuous 24 hour pain since March, 2019. You would think that he would have showed a little more remorse and requested an MRI to further investigate this pain. I wasn't happy and I will not be returning to this doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

i think DR. CONSTANDI is a excellent doctor. HE HAS REALLY HELPED ME WITH MY PROBLEM WITH MY SCIATIC NERVE PAIN. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ALL MY FRINDS. HE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND VERY EVCELLENT IN HIS APPT. AND THE EPIDURAL BLOCK HE HAS GIVEN ME.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

The dr. & staff were wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

I loved Dr. Costandi. Such an excellent doctor. Very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, very reassuring.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

nurse was awesome! the Dr. just seemed to be in a hurry and really only prescribed LYRICA and that was it.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

dr. costandi is always so very professional and nice and kind. it was very easy in getting to see him for my pain.

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