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Department Pain Management
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 1
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain
  • Spine Pain
View all 7 Specialties +
Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1998

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Huron Hospital
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1984

Internship - Huron Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine
Damascus,
1980

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

back, Back Pain, back/neck pain, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, spine, spine pain

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 1/22/2021, Dr. Laham 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

189 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. Lahan's office staff at The Cleveland Clinic Pain Management office were exceptional and treated me with the utmost amount of dignity, respect and compassion for what i was experiencing. They exhibited every desire to want to help me through scheduling.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. Lahan was exceptional! He explained my injury and care in simplest terms so I could understand and he was matter of fact in how he and his team would treat me. He exhibited incredible compassion and empathy for me.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Laham is a Fantastic Dr. I've been under His care for many years. I don't no how my quality of life would be without Him. I no He truly cares.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

I've been seeing Dr Laham and his staff for over 10 years it is always easy to get an appointment when I need to and it works around my schedule

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr Laham has always been willing to listen and take the time necessary. My husband passed away six months ago and the last two times I've been there he has been a very sympathetic to the situation over and above

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr Laham is excellent. He is very professional .

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

staff & Dr Laham are always kind

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. R. Laham is excellent! Thank you so much

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Laham is a super person and Super Doctor!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Always a positive experience with Dr. Laham and his colleagues.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Laham is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I'm pleased with the staff and ease of Dr Laham's office staff.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

everyone is so helpful. Dr Laham is wonderful.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Dr Laham personally spent time with me instead of an aide.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Outstanding provider and team.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

STAFF AND PHYSICIAN VERY CARING AND UNDERSTANDING

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Always a pleasure going to Dr. Laham's.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

I would highly recommend Doctor Laham and Staff to others.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Laham and his staff are AWESOME! They are caring, attentive, and knowledgeable. Even insurance approvals are swift and smooth! :)

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

ALWAYS GREAT SERVICE FROM THIS DOCTOR & ENTIRE STAFF

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

AGAIN, ALL NURSES, STAFF AND SURGEON/ PHYSICIAN WERE OUTSTANDING!!!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

i had a very good experience with Dr. Laham. He is a fantastic Dr. My pain level has decreased at least 70 percent. His staff is excellent. There always so very nice to me.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I absolutely love Dr. Laham. Being a new patient he took the time to understand my condition and acted immediately to give solutions with managing my chronic pain.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I've told many of my friends how good Dr. laham is.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Laham listened to my problem and responded in a timely fashion.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Laham clearly explained everything. The kindnesses were evident from all in spite of mask-wearing.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

WONDERFUL AND CONSIDERATE PHYSICIAN.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Doctor Laham's staff is always outstanding

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

I'm very satisfied with care I received from staff. I highly recommend Dr. Laham to others .

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Laham is the best - wouldn't consider going elsewhere

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Staff and physician Accommodating with changes in service.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Everyone was Outstanding, from the Covid testers to the pain management clinic services.Dr. Laham and whole crew were Outstanding!I had 90% relief since the day after the procedure. First time in six months I have been able to walk with very little of any pain.THANK YOU!!!Daniel P O'Neil

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

DR. LAHAM IS JUST OUTSTANDING!!!

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