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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Avon Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Avon Hospital
Primary Location

Avon Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Cervical Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Electromyography
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Medical Management of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedics
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Thoracic Epidural Injections
  • Viscosupplementation
  • X-Ray
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Back Sprains
  • Back Strains
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Back Conditions
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelography
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
View all 34 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Florida Spine Institute
Interventional Spine/Pain
Clearwater, FL USA

Residency - New York University Medical Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
New York, NY USA

Internship - Massapequa General Hospital
Seaford, NY USA

Medical Education - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - New York University
New York, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Subspecialty certification in pain medicine
  • Associate Medical Director, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
  • Co-Director - Medical Spine Fellowship


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Evaluation and Management of Back and Neck Pain, Interventional Pain Management, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, Electromyography,


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Spine Intervention Society
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 7/17/2023, Dr. Thomas 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

206 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

I get it that Doctors have very busy schedule. I certainly don't have the solutions but would have liked a sooner appointment than the one I got.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Liked Dr. Thomas very. Gave great explanation as to what was going on with my back. Answered all questions.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

I consider Dr. Thomas to be an excellent doctor ashe is quite knowlrdgeable and Interacts extremely wewith me.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr Thomas took the time to explain what is going on with me and explain the treatment plan going forward.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Great doctor! He answered all my questions and recommended surgeons in my area who could follow up my care.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

My experience with Dr. Thomas was % positive. He really listened to me, explained several possibilities for the origin of my pain and different treatments that could be tried. He understands my desire to avoid more surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

I was grateful for Dr Thomas' attention to my physical problems--his careful listening to not only my answers to his questions but also my input beyond his direct questions. He was honest and direct--and so helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Thomas is very caring and honest about my condition. Explained all options.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

I feel very comfortable with the doctor and his staff. They're all wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

I have already recommended him to a friend. I really appreciated Dr Thomas assessment of my condition and the way in which he explained it and the possible course of treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Good experience with doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Thomas was completely thorough in discussing the procedure with me.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

She too seemed stressed .

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Thomas is a very caring physician. He helped me 10 years ago with a back issue. I trust him completely and his decision for my back problems.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Sanjay Thomas is an exceptional doctor. I have been seen by him in the past and will always return and trust his proposed treatments.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

You all did a wonderful job my visit at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Thomas was remarkable. Thank you again

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Thomas was very professional and concerned!!He was very personal

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Very rude doctor. Dr Thomas Santhosh

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Thomas is engaging & very thorough in his explanation of your issue.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Thomas was exceptional despite the internet being down and no access to my medical records. I brought x-ray report with me.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Thomas was prepared and had reviewed my history before he came to see me. He listened intently, conducted a thorough exam and discussed thoroughly all the options available to me. He developed the plan that he thought best to start at this point and I agreed. I was very pleased with his care and approach to my problems.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr Thomas thoroughly and simply explained everything. We had a good discussion about what direction to take with my lower back problem. He does an excellent job and is one of the best, most caring doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Thomas is very nice. He spends time with you and takes your concerns seriously. He explains everything and ensures you are fully informed to make effective decisions about your healthcare. I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr, Thomas and his nurse warned me about the pain beforehand. Dr Thomas talked to me through the procedure. I won't go to anyone else.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

The Fellow and doctor were both helpful and pleasant. Good team.

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