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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Pain
- Back Disorders
- Back Pain in Athletes
- 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
- Degenerative Back Conditions
- Degenerative Neck conditions
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Facet Arthropathy
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- 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
- Pelvic Pain
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
- Shoulder Injuries
- Spinal Fractures
- Spine Pain
- Stenosis - Spinal
- Tension Headaches
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Vertebral Compression Fracture
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY USA
Medical Education - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
- Surgical Oncology
- Board Certified in Anesthesiology
- Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine
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
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154 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.4|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.4|
16 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022
Brilliant doctor and staff!
Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022
Dr. Castandi is an outstanding physician in his field both medically & professionally, He has reassured me that he has my best interests in mind in caring for me & treating me medically, He explains everything that he will be doing to relieve me of my pain, He also comes and speaks to me after my procedure (injection} to ask how I was feeling, and what my pain level was afterward, which was at 9 before & 1 after ! Much to my relief, I have 100% confidence in Dr. Castandi as his patient
Reviewed on May 6, 2022
Dr. Costandi is the best
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022
These questions are not about Dr. Costandi.
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022
Dr Costantid was just cold.
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022
My procedure was successful thanks to the staff and Dr. Costandi.
Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022
Dr Costandi's demeanor and attention to detail gave me the utmost confidence in his care. I think he is a brilliant doctor who is dedicated to helping his patients achieve relief from chronic pain. He is not one for idle chitchat, which to me means he is more focused on the issues that bring patients to his practice. Without hesitation I would recommend him to family and friends.
Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022
Dr. Costandi is a man of Few words. He doesn't talk much. He is deep in thought but Is not very Interactive with patient. In regard to the back pain, he came up with a theory of what is causing It, although It seems Inconclusive as there Is no obvious direct correlation. In regard to treatment, he mentioned 3 options but did not explain what was entailed, pros, cons. Etc.
Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021
Dr Costandi was great it's always. If not for him , I would not still be functioning as well as I am and able to continue to work full time and enjoy my grandchildren!
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021
Very kind staff and amazing Doctor. I drive an hour to get to Dr Costandi but it is worth it because of how he treats me and how kind the staff is.
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021
Dr Costandi is a very caring and helpful doctor who goes out of his way to explain things to his patients.
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021
On a scale of 1-5 I would definitely give Dr Costandi a HIGH TEN !!!! I am overly enthusiastic with the care I received from Dr Costandi and his staff !!
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021
Dr. Costandi showed me the issues on my MRI and suggested a course of treatment that other doctors hadn't mentioned.
Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021
Doctor was very informative.
Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021
Dr was very soft spoken and hard to hear because of it. With a mask it makes it more difficult to understand. This was not a language issue
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021
I am treated very well by Dr.Constantine and his staff.
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