Dr. Kanishka Monis, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 42

Dr. Monis
Telehealth services available

Tricity Anesthesia Associates Pllc

110 Stone Oak Loop Ste 103 San Antonio, TX 78258

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Dr. Kanishka Monis, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from St. George's University School Of Medicine medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels and Methodist Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Monis to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Monis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Monis treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Monis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Monis treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Monis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Monis treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Monis treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Monis' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesiolysis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chemodenervation
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Monis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Monis

3.9

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
67.21311475409836%
(41)
4 Stars
3.278688524590164%
(2)
3 Stars
4.918032786885246%
(3)
2 Stars
3.278688524590164%
(2)
1 Star
21.311475409836067%
(13)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (48)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (46)
  • Explained conditions well (46)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (13)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (13)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (12)
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I have MS, fibromyalgia, spinal disorders, needless to say, if one condition isn't disturbing everyday function , then another disorder is . The constant pain has taken a toll on my body for over 6 years, overwhelming in my ability to live or at this point even wanting to live. Today after waiting an hour for my initial greeting by Monis, was that "You are taking too long I usually leave at noon". No assessment, no review of my medical issues, he basically gave me 3 different excuses for not wanting to treat bottomline because of my MS. The way he spoke to me was degrading, humiliating, and waste of valuable time and energy. I left in tears. Then realized he left report for Prescription Monitoring Program that I can safely say was his reason for his discriminating behavior. Info on report was outdated and low scored. IF you have legitimate pain he is not the person to see. I left feeling not only physical but mental pain from his lack of empathy and behavior. Accountability pendi
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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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Melissa C – May 29, 2020
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I needed to see a new pain management doctor and I ended up seeing PA Monis. There was absolutely NO PRIVACY since there was this other person in the room that I assumed was his assistant. That person was never introduced to me. I was disturbed by the fact that PA Monis took all the clues and answered some of my questions from what this other person told him. I was totally dissatisfied with this lack of one-to-one contact between patient & provider. It was a total waste of time. I let him know that due to my medical history I needed someone who could do facet injections or nerve blocking and that I was going to find me another provider. The week after this visit I received 2 calls trying to schedule for an MRI that PA Monis had ordered even after he was told that he wasn't going to be my pain management provider.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 11, 2019
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Dr. Monis is an amazing pain management doctor. I have been seeing him for the past 6 Years. He let's you ask questions and he wants to make sure you are not suffering. That said, he will not prescribe ridiculous amounts of medications or whatever you ask for, but he will help with your pain. He has very skilled hands at finding the best areas for epidural injections and works well with spinal cord stimulation. The only negative is that he runs very, very behind. But worth the wait.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Matt – Jun 06, 2018
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A GREAT DR. HE WILL GAIN YOUR TRUST
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
5 people found this helpful
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VERNON PILLOFF in New Braunfels, TX – Jun 16, 2017
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Terrible ! I would not recommend any one to see him, my first visit and impression of him was very good, however it took 4 monthes to get my first appointment, there after I was treated like a number by him and all of his staff,
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Nancy Smith in Victoria, TX – Mar 29, 2017
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Dr. Monis is extremely knowledgeable and would highly recommend him to anybody experiencing pain.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Griselda in Floresville, Tx – Jan 15, 2017
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Very helpful. Very thorough with process and what to expect. Made me feel very comfortable.
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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Jeff Flores in San Antonio, TX – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr. Monis is the most compassionate and caring Doctor I have ever met. My pain is chronic and he recognized it immediately. He helped me to ensure I do not suffer and made recommendations to improve my quality of life. He has given me my life back! I can never repay him... Thank you Dr. Monis.. In tears at how he cares for me. All typed from the bottom of my heart. Richard
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
9 people found this helpful
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Richard in San Antonio, TX – Oct 01, 2016
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Dr. Monis is a highly sought after specialist in his field. However, office (exam room) wait time was one hour at each of my appointments. My time is valuable as well as his time. I'm very disappointed. Also, he spent very little time me overall and I felt rushed.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Ann T. in Houston, TX – Aug 18, 2016
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very pleasant, long wait but worth the wait.
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
5 people found this helpful
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CTH in Dallas, TX – Jul 22, 2016
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very pleasant, long wait but worth the wait.
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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CTH in san antonio, TX – Jul 22, 2016
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great doctor. definitely highly recommend!
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
5 people found this helpful
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DT in San Antonio, TX – May 26, 2016
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I trust Dr. Monis, and I do think is very knowledgeable I did have to wait 21 days for his next avail appointment when i had to reschedule due to illness (I did have a medication shortage and had to deal with it on my own.) Dr. Monis doesn't spend much time in an appointment. He assumes I know things when I have don't unless he tells me. I have to ask questions in the hall every apt when he should have talked to me enough during the appointment to explain treatment every time.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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
5 people found this helpful
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Paula in San Antonio, TX – May 18, 2016
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I trust Dr. Monis, and I do think is very knowledgeable I did have to wait 21 days for his next avail appointment when i had to reschedule due to illness (I did have a medication shortage and had to deal with it on my own.) Dr. Monis doesn't spend much time in an appointment. He assumes I know things when I have don't unless he tells me. I have to ask questions in the hall every apt when he should have talked to me enough during the appointment to explain treatment every time.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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
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Paula in San Antonio, TX – May 18, 2016
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He is an amazing doctor! Babcock location is very good. Dr. Monis is very compassionate and will listen and talk with you. I have had other pain specialists look down on me because of my insurance. He treats me with respect and kindness. Great man and great doctor. Sure dont have many like this anymore.
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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Mike D in San Antonio, Texas – Mar 21, 2016
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Dr. Monis is wonderful! He takes the time with you that you need and explains everything fully.
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
5 people found this helpful
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mistyblue302003 in Canyon Lake, TX – Feb 23, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Committed to treating patients suffering from any type of acute or chronic pain and restoring them to their previous level of functionality.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2012
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2008
Drexel University College of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2007
St. George's University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2002
Univesity Of Texas At San Antonio/St. Mary's University
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Kanishka Monis, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Kanishka Monis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Monis frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Monis treats.

Where is Dr. Kanishka Monis, MD's office located?

Dr. Monis' office is located at 110 Stone Oak Loop Ste 103, San Antonio, TX 78258. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Tricity Anesthesia Associates Pllc110 Stone Oak Loop Ste 103 San Antonio, TX 78258
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels

New Braunfels, TX

2 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Resolute Health Hospital

New Braunfels, TX

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

University Hospital - University Health System

San Antonio, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average