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Omar El Abd, MD

Newton Wellesley Interventional Spine

About

Treatments and procedures offered

  • Diagnosis and management of painful spine conditions
  • Spine injections including: cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidural injections, nerve blocks and facets injections
  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Fluoroscopic guided large joints and Sacro-Iliac joints injections
  • Lumbar Intradiscal Platelet-Rich Plasma

Business Summary

Dr. Omar El Abd’s practice at Newton Wellesley Interventional Spine is an integrated service designed to provide prompt non-operative management of painful spine conditions. His main objective is to provide comprehensive non-surgical care for painful spine conditions. X-ray guided procedures are utilized for diagnosis and treatment. He performed more than 40,000 spine procedures. He authored and co-authored 28 articles and 7 textbook chapters on spine, musculoskeletal disorders and interventions. Dr. El Abd is now offering lumbar Intradiskal Platelet-Rich Plasma injections for management of pain caused by degenerated lumbar discs unresponsive to conservative treatment.

Awards and/or Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Pain
  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Top Doctor Castle Connelly 2015-2018

What’s your background, education and training?

Residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2002. Interventional Spine training fellowship at the renowned Penn Spine Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2003.

Joined Spaulding Hospital and established an interventional spine program at the Newton Wellesley Hospital Spine Center, first director of Interventional Spine from 2004 to 2014.

In 2003, joined the Harvard Medical School as an Instructor and in 2011 Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation until 2014.

In 2014, opened Newton Wellesley Interventional Spine in Wellesley.

What is your typical process for working with a new patient?

Patient calls the office at 781-489-5541, prompt evaluation is scheduled. Patient is examined and imaging studies are ordered and evaluated. After providing diagnosis of the patient’s condition a treatment plan is formulated. Patient is followed up at the office until condition is treated.

What advice would you give a patient looking to find a provider in your specialty?

Prompt management is a key. It is much easier to treat acute pain then chronic pain.

What inspired your passion for your profession?

Relieving pain is my passion.

What treatments are you most excited to offer?

The new introduction of Intradiscal Platelet Rich Plasma injections. Studies demonstrated that the growth factors in PRP induce the natural healing cascade. We are excited to offer these injections for management of painful lumbar discs unresponsive to treatment.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever received from a patient?

Numerous....
Able to pick up my child again
Able to play tennis again
I can run
I am back at the gym
I can sit at work

What makes your business stand apart?

Prompt management
Conservative care
Long experience
Compassion and care

How many years have you been in business?

20 years

Hours of operation

Mon 8-6
Tues 7.30-6
Wed 8-5
Thurs 7.30-6
Fri 11-3

Insurances Accepted:

Medicare, Blue Cross, Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim, United, Neighborhood Health Care, Aetna, Cigna, Workers comp, Motor Vehicle, Fallon, Self Pay, We are in network provider at Partners Health Care

Keywords: Prompt Management of Spinal Pain

Awards

Top Doctor: 2017, 2019

Hospitals

Primary Hospital: Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Special expertise

Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation