Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD

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Pain Medicine

Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Buenos Aires medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center and HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD

St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics Pllc

2646 S Loop W Ste 106 Houston, TX 77054 ()
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I've only seen Dr. Pappolla twice, I think he's good, maybe great. His office staff is horrible. The second time I saw him I had a couple of questions arise. I was told by his staff a number of times that they would call me back. They never called me back not even once. I did not go back to his office because of his office staff.
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I am impressed by Dr. Pappolla. I had been to many doctors before but he treated me well and his PRP helped me with the pain. I found Dr. Pappolla on the internet and make an appointment with him.His team is very co-operative and very helpful. The PRP helped me alot with pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pedro Sorto – Nov 22, 2018
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I am impressed by his bedside manner. He will explain every procedure and every step in detail. The office staff is very kind and patient. I am blessed to have been referred to Dr. Pappolla.
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
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Patricia Moreno in Richmond, TX – Feb 07, 2018
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I am beyond pleased with the results I got from coming to see Dr. Pappolla for my back injury from the vehicle accident I was in. When I came here I was very depressed and in so much pain that I couldn't hardly do anything and it was taking a toll on me. I was very depressed and started gaining so much weight because I couldn't even walk, much less excercise or even enjoy time with my kids and family. Since my PRP procedure I feel like I got my life back and I am so happy!
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Janie Salinas in Houston, TX – Nov 10, 2017
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I am beyond pleased with the results I got from coming to see Dr. Pappolla for my back injury from the vehicle accident I was in. When I came here I was very depressed and in so much pain that I couldn't hardly do anything and it was taking a toll on me. I was very depressed and started gaining so much weight because I couldn't even walk, much less excercise or even enjoy time with my kids and family. Since my PRP procedure I feel like I got my life back and I am so happy to say that I've even l
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Janie Salinas in Houston, TX – Nov 10, 2017
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I had dealt with lower back pain for several years along with right hip pain as well. His diagnosis and treatment was amazing along with his staff!!
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
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Baytown, TX – Jun 13, 2017
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Dr. Pappolla was very attentive and ask questions regarding other health problems that may have an effect on my condition. He is very detail oriented and spends a great deal of time determining what course of treatment is right for the patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Pappolla.
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
  • Long wait times
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Patrick DeMent in Baytown, TX – Jun 02, 2017
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Care Philosophy

The St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics is a premier Spine and Pain Management Clinic in Houston, Texas dedicated to excellence in Pain Care. Dr. Pappolla...Read more

Biography

 Dr. Pappolla's training includes medical residencies and fellowships training in Neurology and Pain Medicine (Anesthesia based) and also in...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropathology

Education

1985
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Case Western Reserve University
Residency Hospital
1983
Ne Ohio U Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1978
U Buenos Aires
Medical School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Directors Award by national Institutes of Health, 1996
  • Endowed Chair Recipient (Neuropathology) by State of South Carolina, 2006
  • Academic Excellence and Leadership Award, LSU New Orleans, 2007
  • Commedation Award for Clinical Excellence by Dept of Veterans Affairs, 1990
  • Weil Award by American Association of Neuropathologists for Research leading to medical advances, 2000
  • Zenith Award by Alzheimers Association, 2000

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What are Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pappolla frequently treats Peripheral Neuropathy Testing, Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan, and Memory Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pappolla treats.

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Dr. Pappolla's office is located at 2646 S Loop W Ste 106, Houston, TX 77054. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Pappolla's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappolla performs Peripheral Neuropathy Testing more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Pappolla performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappolla performs Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Pappolla performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Memory Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappolla performs Memory Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Pappolla performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Pappolla's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Strain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Cough Headache
  • Cranial Neuralgia
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dorsal Neuralgia
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Elbow Pain
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Hand Pain
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Headache
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Sudoscan
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Headache
  • Wada Test
  • Wrist Pain

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St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics Pllc2646 S Loop W Ste 106 Houston, TX 77054
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