Dr. Joel Garris, MD
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Dr. Joel Garris, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

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Dr.Garris is an interventional radiologist, neuroradiologist and pain management expert. He uses minimally invasive techniques and a common sense approach for the compassionate treatment of patients with a variety of medical conditions.


Dr. Joel Garris, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Whittier, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Garris is affiliated with PIH Health Hospital - Whittier.

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    Dr. Garris' Care Philosophy

    Dr.Garris is an interventional radiologist, neuroradiologist and pain management expert. He uses minimally invasive techniques and a common sense approach for the compassionate treatment of patients with a variety of medical conditions.

    Dr. Garris' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
    •  Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology & Vascular Radiology and Neuroradiology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Fellow, American College of Radiology
      • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honors Scoiety
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    • Media & Publications
      • The Prune Belly Syndrome.
      • Prostate Tissue Composition and Response to finasteride in men with symptomatic benign Prostatic Prostate Tissue Composition and Response to finasteride in men with symptomatic benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
      • Image guided Epidural Steroid Injections" Injections
      • "Upper Urinary Tract Air and Ureteral reflux
      • “Oxaloplatin Toxicity Masquerading as Recurrent Colon Cancer”
      • Long-term effects of finasteride on prostatic tissue composition
      • Anomalous Left Pulmonary Artery, Two New Adult Cases
      • Infrahepatic Interruption of the IVC with Azygos Continuation

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      No malpractice history found for California.

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    Board Certifications

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    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Interventional Radiology & Vascular Radiology
    • Neuroradiology

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Aneurysm
    • Arteriosclerosis
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Back Pain
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer Pain
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fracture
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Male Infertility
    • Migraine
    • Myelopathy
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Artery Disease
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Poor Circulation
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Upper Back Pain
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Varicocele
    • Vascular Disease
    • Venous Insufficiency


    • Medical School
      David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

      Graduated in 1974

    • Internship Hospital
      UCLA Med Center

      Completed in 1975

    • Residency Hospital
      UCLA Med Center

      Completed in 1976

    • Fellowship Hospital
      UCLA Med Center

      Completed in 1980

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California At Los Angeles

      Graduated in 1970

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Pain Medicine
    • Neuroradiology
    • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

    Procedures Performed

    • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
    • Biopsy
    • Bone Density Scan
    • Botox® Injection
    • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
    • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
    • Casting of Broken Vertebrae
    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
    • Cervical Medial Branch Block
    • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Dialysis Access Procedures
    • Discography
    • Embolization
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
    • Ganglion Impar Block
    • Hysterosalpingography
    • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
    • Intercostal Nerve Block
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Lumbar Discography
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
    • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
    • Lumbar Puncture
    • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
    • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    • Medical Branch Block
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Nuclear Stress Testing
    • Pain Management
    • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Peripheral Angioplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Piriformis Injection
    • Provocation Discography
    • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
    • Radiofrequency Denervation
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Injections
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Stellate Ganglion Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Third Occipital Nerve Block
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
    • Treatment of Fibroid Tumors
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Ultrasound
    • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
    • Uterine Artery Embolization
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
    • Vertebroplasty