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Dr. Kalle Varav, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Varav

Monterey Spine and Joint

12 Upper Ragsdale Dr Monterey, CA 93940

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Dr. Kalle Varav, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Monterey, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania in 1995 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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Dr. Varav was able to successfully perform a procedure into my mother's spine which relieved DECADES of pain. He is thorough, accurate and meticulous in his assessment and interventions. The office staff is friendly, but it might take you a couple of weeks because he is in demand.
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I have been seeing Dr. Varav for about a year now and find him to be very informative of what type of procedures might be beneficial to my chronic lower back/hip pain. At each appointment, after reviewing the notes on the computer, he then turns his FULL attention to me and we discuss what procedures are available to me. We've talked about implanting a nerve stimulator and epidurals. As long as I am getting relief from the injections, the nerve stimulator remains on the back burner.
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I was referred to Dr. Varav for an epidural for extreme lower back pain and I must say that I have never had such an informative appointment before. He took the time to review all of my recent scans and x-rays, and explained to me the exact reasons that I have so much pain and why there is nothing more that can be done other than pain management. I found Dr. Varav very personable, and very clear and concise in all of his information. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.
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I was wheeled into Dr. Varav's office with the (severe) acute pain in my back. After reviewing my MRI he scheduled me for an epidural within 3 days. I am walking again and will always count on Dr. Varav to be there for me if the need arises again. My name is Kathleen Moore I consider him to one of the best Doctors I have ever been to.
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Biography

Dr. Kalle Varav, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Monterey, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania in 1995 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2000
University Of California Davis Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
UCLA Med Ctr/UCLA D Geffen School
Residency Hospital
1996
UCLA
Internship Hospital
1995
Medical College Of Pennsylvania
Medical School
1990
Uc Santa Barbara
Undergraduate School
2000
1999
1996
1995
1990

Languages

  • Estonian
  • English

Awards

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(831) 648-7200

Dr. Varav accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Varav's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varav treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Varav treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varav treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Varav treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varav treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Varav treats this condition more than 99% 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

Dr. Varav's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • 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
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average