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Shrif Costandi, MD


Shrif Costandi, MD
Department: Pain Management
Associate Staff
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Mail Code AVW2
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
Shrif Costandi, MD
Department: Pain Management
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code AVW2
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Professional Highlights

Board Certified in Anesthesiology

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY USA
Medical School - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo Egypt


  • 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

Additional Training

Surgical Oncology

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

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

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/26/2015, 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.

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

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