Dr. Arun Kalava, MD

Dr. Arun Kalava, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 41

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(813) 588-8191

Dr. Arun Kalava, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Memorial Hospital Of Tampa and Tampa General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kalava to book an appointment.

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375 S 12TH ST Tampa, FL 33602

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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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Dr. Kalava's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kalava

4.8

Based on 120 ratings

5 Stars
91.66666666666667%
(110)
4 Stars
2.5%
(3)
3 Stars
2.5%
(3)
2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
2.5%
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (106)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (104)
  • Explained conditions well (104)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (18)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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MY last visit I was supposed to received a shot for the pain in my left inner thigh. Instead the shot made my left leg numb from my knee to my ankle. The pain in my inner thigh still remains. I will not be returning
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 11, 2020
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This man is an outstanding physician. After going through four months of pathology and nerve related pain from my left knee to my left foot with no pain relief from my Orthopedic or pain management doctors procedures, my pain management doctor referred me to Dr. Kalava. Dr. Kalava knew exactly what he wanted to take place under his care and now that I am in week two of a four to six week procedure program, I am actually beginning to feel no pathology or nerve related pain. I know I have about four more weeks of procedures and I am looking forward to each one. Dr. Kalava does not believe in pain medication and, neither do I. His procedures show results and, I am so looking forward to returning to my active lifestyle and Dr. Kalava is the man to make it happen. I would encourage anyone living with pain to make an appointment with Dr. Kalava as soon as you can.
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Denny McGee – Jul 04, 2020
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Dr. Kalava was the first medical professional to address the source of my pain. He listened, showed me a diagram and explained the procedure to me. He is a brilliant and compassionate man. A rare combination these days. His team members were just as great. Thank you so much Dr. Kalava for helping me!
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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Joan – Jun 17, 2020
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Breaktrhu Acute Pain Management and Ketamine Therapy has been a lifesaver for me in trying to find a treatment for an end to my trigeminal neuralgia and migraine pain. Dr. Kalava has done everything in his power to assist me; he has facilitated colleagues and helped with getting appointments with other treatments, made phone calls to other medical clinics to find treatment options and has guided me through the maze of other treatment options available. And he has done this all through this turbulent time of co-vid 19, when other doctors were even refusing to even see me. Dr. Kalava is extremely knowledgeable and caring. His office staff is efficient, caring and patient. This is truly a remarkable place of healing.
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May 24, 2020
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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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!
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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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.
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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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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No results
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Sommer Ferguson – Jan 08, 2020
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Excellent ????
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1 person found this helpful
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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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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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.
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
4 people found this helpful
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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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No results
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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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No results
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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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Experience
Background

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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

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalava treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Kalava treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalava treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Kalava treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Nerve Block, Somatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalava performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Kalava performs this procedure more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Kalava's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Joint Injection
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylitis
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block

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Dr. Kalava accepts

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(813) 588-8191

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

About Me

Care Philosophy

Only opioid-free pain management clinic Tampa offering comprehensive pain therapy.

Biography

Dr. Kalava is a double board certified, Mayo Clinic Fellowship trained pain physician.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Psychology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Arun Kalava, MD?

Call (813) 588-8191 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Arun Kalava, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Arun Kalava, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kalava frequently treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Nerve Block, Somatic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kalava treats.

Where is Dr. Arun Kalava, MD's office located?

Dr. Kalava's office is located at 375 S 12TH ST, Tampa, FL 33602. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Arun Kalava, MD speak?

Dr. Kalava speaks Telugu, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Arun Kalava, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kalava has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kalava is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Memorial Hospital Of Tampa

Tampa, FL

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received