Dr. Abdallah Kabbara, MD

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Dr. Abdallah Kabbara, MD is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Westlake, OH and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities UH St. John Medical Center and University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Abdallah Kabbara, MD

Robert Stern MD

29101 Health Campus Dr Westlake, OH 44145
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Dr. Kabbara is affiliated with UH St. John Medical Center Westlake, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Kabbara's conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Kabbara accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Kabbara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kabbara

2.7

Based on 50 ratings

5 Stars
36%
(18)
4 Stars
6%
(3)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
8%
(4)
1 Star
48%
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My advice would be to never schedule an appointment to see Dr. Kabarra for a second opinion, nor to treat your pain. As stated in another review here he is a Suboxone only Doctor. Everything the previous reviewer posted is correct about Suboxone, however they left out constipation until you are bleeding, as well as developing a very severe sleep disorder. Buprenorphine will destroy your ability to taste food thereby adding to your depression while in withdrawal. I was never able to stop taking Suboxone once placed on it. The first thing this doctor pushed was injections & Suboxone. Nerve blocks & steroidal injections in my case caused a severe reaction. I know they have made my pain worse. I will never take an injection from Dr. Kabarra or any Doctor who wants to stick a needle anywhere near my spinal cord. I had seen this Doctor years ago, and then recently. I was shocked at his obvious weight gain. Wow! He was one appointment too many. You will NEVER receive opioid pills from him.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Suboxone & Nerve Blocks Beware! – Jan 19, 2022
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Abdallah Kabbara, MD and his nurse practitioner Victoria Corell APRN-CNP should Never be permitted to treat people in chronic pain. I've never felt more dismissed, disrespected and poorly treated by medical professionals in my life. I suffer with fibromyalgia and even though he never looked me in the eye or showed 1 second of compassion from the first day I came to him, he agreed that I should get one pain pill per day for this excruciating total body pain. After one year he decided to pawn me off on his even more insensitive and militaristic nurse practitioner, Victoria Corell. She too made it a practice of not looking at the person in front of her for several minutes before acknowledging my existance and would not refill my prescription. To make matters worse, Victoria Corell then made notes on my visit that were completely inaccurate and outright lies. No amount of medication is worth being treated like garbage!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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J. Zarzour – Jun 09, 2021
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Dr Kabbara has been treating my chronic back pain for years. I see him for treatment. He gets relief. I go several years until i need to be treated again. Before seeing him it could take me up to an hour every morning to loosen my back up enough to move with a tolerant level of pain. After the first treatment i was pain free for almost 4 years! Read about the average length a doctor can see any one patient and its about 5 minutes or they lose money due to insurance payment restrictions. Doctors are all to the point. They have to be. Dont complain about the doctor. Complain to your insurance carrier. They're the ones limiting doctors time with patients. Dr Kabbara gave me my life back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Grandpa – Jul 04, 2020
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Dr. Kabbara in my opinion is one of the most caring Doctors I have ever met. I have had 4 Back surgeries and I have 6 screws and 2 rods in my lower back. My main problem is that my body does not respond to any Pain Medications. So having any surgery, the pain is excruciating and nothing helps. I went to every Pain Management Doctor I could find and either they would said I can not do anything for you or give a Epidural injection. So when I saw Dr. Kabbara , he asked about all my procedures and then he laid out a plan for me. We tried many different drugs with daily follow ups, then a Temp. implant TENS Unit, no help. So we would tried one last thing. A Epidural injection with straight morphine into my back were the injury was. It worked but, only for a day, but I got some relief. So I got a Morphine Pain Pump implant. I think that Dr. Kabarra and his Nurses are the most professional that I have been with and my wife is a Nurse herself. I have been seeing hem for 5 years with no problem
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John D. Vavrek – Jan 31, 2020
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This man was a complete jerk. He totally lied to me about everything up front, what he was going do, how it would feel, what he would do to prevent my additional pain, and how it would help me. He did not care about my pain, before, during or especially the level 10 pain i endured after a 24 needle procedure in his hands. The only thing he seems willing to do is injections - period - that he tormented me during, and would not even stop when I asked him to, for a minute - more concerned about his other overbooked pending injections that day. Before I got to recovery, I was in a total living hell, that only grew worse over the next 35 minutes, and 36 hours respectively, that i waited to see him again.All he wants to do is put needles in you, and get paid - period!!! And which I only agreed to because he wouldn't do anything else what so ever unless I let him stick needles in me, despite my having a bad history with needles, that explained to him. Then he bailed on me, 100%, smiling
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jett – Aug 19, 2019
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I honestly do not comprehend these poor reviews of this wonderful physician. Quick facts about myself: I am a certified medical professional. I am support group provider for RSDSA and RSDHope.I am also US Pain Foundation Ambassador for Ohio. I was injured 6/2011. Simple trip and almost fall. Sprained my entire RT leg. Developed RSD 7/2011.First appointment with Dr.K 8/2/11. Spread full body 11/11. Recently after much BWC court battles he and the Ketamine Infusions were approved. I’ve taken members to other OH facilities and they were nightmares and no way was I going so I told him I wouldn’t until the powers that be let him have K Clinic. Finally this year. I was scared silly because of the nightmares I witnessed.He sang me to sleep and he not resident was at my bedside every 30 min. My RN almost whole time. Had it twice and great outcomes.Not once treated bad by anyone.He’s compassionate,kindhearted,funny and very smart. I’m a challenging case. He’s the best PM & K clinic in Ohio.
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Lynda Louisa Avallone – Jun 10, 2019
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Been a patient for many years with a few different problems. Always helps.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann in Sheffield Lake, OH – Nov 03, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Kabbara for over six years and I do not understand the negative reviews. Dr. Kabbara worked with me for many years, he used pain meds, injections and finally I did a trial stimulator to see if that would work. It took over five years to get to that point because of insurance, best decision of my life! He does not give up on his patients. You may not like what you hear because he is honest and doesn't just hand out meds but looks for a long term solution.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jason in Elyria, OH – Sep 12, 2018
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Dr. A. Kabbara is very knowledgeable in Pain Management. Dr, Kabbara is direct when explaining what is causing your pain, and what help reduce if not removing most of the pain. I find he is very particular in doing whatever you need as an explanation of what procedure would be best for your pain. This Dr. does not sugar coat or talk in circles about all he can do for you. His staff and receptionists are awesome. Vickie, his CRNP is kind, and is thorough. Doc's direct support staff is Awesome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julia Thomas in Parma, OH – Aug 16, 2018
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I have been treated respectfully by pain management at the Cleveland clinic for 6 years. When insuranced changed I saw this dr. He was dismissive..and refused to treat me unless I agreed to surgical implant of electrical stimulator. I chose not to do this and was told he was unwilling to provide me with another option. For those of us that are in chronic life long pain...do not see this dr. It seems as though he must be paid commission on selling pain pumps and stimulators. I found another dr.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Butler in Westlake, OH – Jul 03, 2018
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My personal experience with Dr Kabbara was very disappointing. I found him to be very aloof and impersonal. My last procedure in March 2018 he didn't even speak to me before or after the procedure? I've have to admit I have never experienced that situation with a medical doctor. After the procedure I experienced terrible side effects over the weekend. I called their office on Monday at least 20 times and couldn't get a live person to answer the phone? I will be looking for a new doctor!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Mar 13, 2018
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Unfortunately he shows little caring about the pain your in. Other than setting up procedures such as nerve blocks etc.. Unfortunately if those don't work. He does nothing in between these procedures to help with pain. Never met a dr who cares so little about managing your pain.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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North Olmsted – Mar 09, 2018
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I do not understand any negative feedback regarding Dr. Kebbara or his support staff. Dr. Kebbara is extremely caring, addressed all my questions and concerns and explained in detail his reasoning for the procedures that would help me. His staff has always been the same - kind, full of knowledge about the procedure and also answered all questions I had. He has an extremely friendly and caring bedside manner and his support staff reflects his care and concern for his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gary Bracken in Parma, OH – Jan 18, 2018
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Dr. Kabbara is an excellent doctor! He spends time talking to me and answers all of my questions/concerns. I have SO many doctors. I can honestly say that Dr. Kabbara is one out of a couple of my doctors that's sympathetic and genuinely wants to help me. Dr. Kabbara's rating is low bc of his staff. Vicki--the NP, is terrible, & doesn't provide quality care (She should be fired). The head nurse & staff are disrespectful to patients. Staff needs to be replaced as it reflects poorly on Dr.Kabbara.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Cleveland, OH – Aug 12, 2017
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I was charged a fee just enter and use the facility. Over $200. This is on top of the regilar office visit charge. Seriously? Am I supposed to have my office visit on the sidewalk? Across the street? I refuse to pay. I won't be visiting this facility again. Shame on you St. John's Westshore.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Olmsted Falls, OH – Jul 19, 2017
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I've been going to Dr. Kabbara for several years now and I really like him and his staff. They are all so very caring and understanding. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sheri R. in lorain, oh – Apr 12, 2017
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I am actually very surprised to see any negative reviews and feedback about Dr. Kabbarra. I am a fairly new patient of his, but I have found him to be very competent, explanatory, intelligent, personable, caring, understanding, and helpful. He truly took the time to listen, explain, and address my needs, without making me feel rushed or uncomfortable. Wonderful doctor, great staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria in Youngstown, Ohio – Apr 04, 2017
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Dr Kabarra is fantastic. He listened to my concerns and formulated a plan accordingly. He and his staff are very caring people. I highly recommend them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Major Tom in Lakewood OH – Oct 28, 2016
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To add from my further review, the nurse took my blood pressure and it was 245-145, took it again and it was about the same. She said I'll take it before you leave, she never did. You would think maybe this guy is ready to have a stroke or heart attack with blood pressure like that... Luckily I did not have a heart attack, just the worst medical care I have ever received, and I have a very large sample....DONT WAIST YOUR TIME!!!
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Jun 28, 2016
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I've been seeing another pm dr for about two years with a debilitating neck and back problem, but I had to leave that dr due to him no longer accepting my type of insurance. So I had to seek out a new dr and I chose dr Kabbara, big mistake. He removed all my pain medication and wants me to take a nerve pill without ever seeing an x-ray or ct scan. I should have listened to the other reviewers.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Lorain, OH – Jun 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Abdallah Kabbara, MD is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Westlake, OH and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from American...Read more

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Metrohealth Med Center
Residency Hospital
1998
American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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Dr. Kabbara frequently treats Back Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kabbara treats.

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Dr. Kabbara's office is located at 29101 Health Campus Dr, Westlake, OH 44145. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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UH St. John Medical Center

Westlake, OH

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

1 Award Received