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

Avon Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Back and Neck Pain Treatment
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Electromyography
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Medical Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Viscosupplementation
  • X-Ray
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelography
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 30 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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As of 9/18/2020, 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

156 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I have been seen by Dr. Thomas in the past and I have recommended him to family and friends in need of a head/neck/spine doctor. He is very thorough and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Thomas is very professional and a great doc. He is easy to talk with and takes time with patient.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

very caring doctor

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Thomas was very thorough ... even finding out what my problem was for which I was suffering for months

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

First time meeting doctor Thomas and was very impressed. He got right to the heart of the matter and was extremely honest with me.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I was concerned that a virtual visit might not be an effective way of communicating my symptoms to my physician. So far though, it has been a positive experience.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Thomas explains everything thoroughly and is a pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr.Thomas was very kind and attentive to me ,answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Thomas is excellent!

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

I have always had great and positive experiences with Dr. Santhosh's office.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

All my experiences then and now have been as perfect as one could want. Dr. Thomas and his staff work extremely well together.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

I had a good experience with the doctor

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Even though I only did a phone call with the doctor, I am satisfied

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

the level of explanation that Dr. Thomasgave to me was above standardhe is great!

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Thomas is my anchor to a productive life!

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

I am very comfortable talking with Dr. Thomas. He is very personable and really cares about my health.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Because of the pandemic, I met with Dr. Thomas by phone. The appointment was excellent, and I was very pleased that we could meet this way.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Thomas was outstanding! Considering the fact that we had never met, he considered my family history in suggesting what he thinks might be the cause of my leg/back pain. I was very satisfied with our appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Dr. Thomas was terrific! Always professional and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Excellent visit with Dr. Santosh Thomas! Amazing Doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Both Dr Thomas and his Fellow spent a lot of time examining me and explaining what they found and line of treatment. They treated me with respect and courtesy and were genuinely interested in helping me. Very satisfied with my appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Doctor Thomas is an amazing doctor! I have highly recommended him to family & friends.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Thomas was very attentive and I am following his proposed treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Every thing went well. From scheduling to meeting w/ Dr Thomas.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr Thomas totally explained and showed me models of different stages of what the issue was w/ my neck. Dr Thomas was great in his advice on my issue. Yes! I would recommend Dr Thomas to anyone I know who has a need for spinal specialist.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. Thomas is an excellent physician. Truly appreciate his patient-centered care.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

the doctor was so caring and really helpful with understanding my problems!

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