Dr. Arun Kalava, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Kalava
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Breakthru Acute Pain & Ketamine Clinic

375 S 12TH ST Tampa, FL 33602

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Dr. Arun Kalava, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in pain medicine, pain management, and more.


Dr. Kalava's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kalava

4.8

Based on 117 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Very professional, compassionate doctor
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May 10, 2020
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Willing to think outside the box, good bedside manner, makes me feel like a patient and not a number, I always leave feeling pain free and grateful to have found him as a physician! Staff is courteous and friendly too.
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Meagan Lynn – May 10, 2020
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Dr. Kalava was very patient and thoroughly explained the procedure as well as answered all my questions. During the ablation he explained each step as the procedure progressed. His office called me the next day to check how I was doing and if I had any questions. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Kalava to others.
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V Davis – Apr 09, 2020
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Very professional staff and Dr. They have been so accommodating with my appointments. I have had great success with my injections. Thank you Briana and Dr Kavala
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Deanna Stokes – Apr 08, 2020
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I would highly recommend Dr.Kalava to anyone whom is living with daily chronic pain. He is very caring, attentive and knowledgeable.
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Martha Perez – Apr 08, 2020
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I have been suffering from severe knee pain due to Osteoarthritis and was referred to Dr. Kavala for an evaluation. He recommended radio frequency ablation for my right knee. It has been two months since the procedure and I am currently not feeling any knee pain whatsoever. This has allowed me to function again, and I have started walking. His office staff, Ms. Briana Colon assisted me with obtaining the authorizations needed for any procedure and is professional and follows up accordingly. I highly recommend Dr. Kavala !!
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Celeste – Apr 06, 2020
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I was a little nervous but everything came out fine
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francis alcaro – Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Kalava is the only doctor among 15+ I’ve seen over the last 5 months that actually wants to help stop the pain. He really listens to what you say, which is rare for doctors these days! He stays with you throughout your treatment and genuinely cares! He’s the only doctor I actually trust!
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Alicia in Tampa, FL – Jan 25, 2020
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I had extreme pain in my foot. Dr. Kalava did 2 nerve blocks that have lessened my pain a lot. I have recommended him to others.
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Judy A Armstrong – Jan 16, 2020
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He was very thorough and great personality. Made the experience very comfortable!
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Sommer Ferguson – Jan 08, 2020
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Excellent ????
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Oct 22, 2019
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Breakthru is right! I finally broke through my depression because of Dr. Kalava. Such an amazing experience. The staff is kind and understanding and they always check in on you before and after your visits. I would recommend Breakthru to everyone.
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Nicole – Sep 07, 2019
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Very good with people who have been in severe pain for a very long time. It takes a certain type of doc to be able to engage well with a person like this. Trust me, I've been to too many to count. I usually leave feeling helpless, and I leave dr. Kalava with hope.
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Carollinn Gould in Tampa, – Jun 12, 2019
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1st visit today was a consultation. will update again after i have a nerve block. so far i'm impressed. i worked in post anesthesia care for two years as an r.n., so i have a general idea what to look for.
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Apr 27, 2019
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Great bedside manner and he completely alleviated my fears.. The procedure went well.
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Mar 15, 2019
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Very personable and professional. Explains everything in detail. Excellent bedside manner.
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Mar 11, 2019
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Dr. Kaave was very clear about the procedure. I found him to be very friendly and professional.
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Mar 08, 2019
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As far as Anesthesia concerned I Don't remember anything after I went into the OR, That must me a great job thank you.
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Brian Stokes in Largo, FL – Feb 23, 2019
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Well I don't know when anyone will ever ask me to recomend an Anesthesiologist. But if someone ever does, I'll keep you in mind. I never knew I had a choice. Regarding the rest of your questions you need to add a [N/A], as none of them applied to us. But thanks for being there, you put me as rest!!
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Feb 14, 2019
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The staff was fantastic and so personable. They made me feel very comfortable and made my experience very calming. Highly recommend them
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Suzanne Circle in Clearwater, FL – Feb 14, 2019
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About Me

I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience having practiced in India, United Kingdom, Bermuda and now in the United States. Truly international!!!

My patients feel the compassion and I am humbled to take care of them every day.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Intraoperative Regional Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Fellowship Hospital
2014
New York Methodist Hospital
Residency Hospital
2010
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Telugu
  • Hindi
  • English

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(813) 533-6259

Dr. Kalava accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Humana
Medicaid of Florida
Medicare
Railroad Medicare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kalava's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Peripheral Nerve Block
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalava performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kalava performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Acute Postoperative Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalava treats Acute Postoperative Pain more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kalava treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Kalava's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Joint Injection
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block

Locations

Breakthru Acute Pain & Ketamine Clinic

Breakthru Acute Pain & Ketamine Clinic375 S 12TH ST Tampa, FL 33602
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average