Dr. Mohamed Elkersh, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Hammond, LA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in interventional pain medicine, anesthesiology, and more.


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(985) 273-5158

Dr. Elkersh accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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Dr. Elkersh's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elkersh treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

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

Chronic Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elkersh treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Elkersh treats this condition more than 97% 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. Elkersh's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Pump
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

"It is so important for me to understand my patients symptoms and how their pain is affecting their lives. Placing myself in their shoe's and listening to them leads me to suggest the best approaches for truly customized pain relief."

Mohamed Elkersh, MD

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2003
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1999
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
2002
1999

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

Dr. Elkersh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elkersh

3.9

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I think Dr Elkersh is a very knowledgeable, friendly, understanding, caring doctor. He always listens and understands to provide the right solution to help improve your wellness to make your life better! He is extremely friendly, very knowledgeable I would highly recommend any doctor associated with advance pain institute. Their office is full of friendly people and people who listen and care about the well being of their patients. They treat you like family and your a member of the team!
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Him and his staff are amazing and so caring!! I'm so glad I found them!!
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Dr. Elkersh is an amazing physican. He is very intelligent plus caring. He has help my dads back pain with injections and giving him the best treatment. Great staff as well.
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Dr. Elkersh and his staff always cater to my neck and shoulder pain as well as my migraines. One major reason I choose his practice is the treatment I receive when I am not with him. When I call, I am treated with respect by a human, but even if I have to leave a voice mail, his staff returns my call to help. Melanie always assists with scheduling appointments around my work schedule and when I need a urgent care visit too.
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I've been through a lot with other physicians. Here, there.....etc.. I always trust a doctor if he listens to what I am saying, and actually believes in making you a lot more pain free. (Hence)the Harvard Medical DEGREE
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Very caring doctor awesome staff
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Dr. Elkersh and the staff at Advanced Pain are wonderful. If you are looking for someone to help with interventional pain relief, he is a great candidate for the job.
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Dr. Elkersh is an excellent doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for pain relief.
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I would not recommend him to my worst enemy. He installed a spinal cord stimulator after I told him that I did not have complete pain relief during the trial period & that it I hoped that it would get better. Spinal cord stimulators are not to be completely installed unless there is complete pain relief. All he is worried about is making money by doing procedures that are not needed by every patient. His response when he is spoken to in medical terminology is appalling. See him at your own risk!
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I have had chronic migraines for many years. Dr Elkersh listened to my symptoms and recommended treatment options that I was comfortable with. He completed procedures in conjunction with his nurse practitioner Ashley, that we agreed on and he had great bedside manner. I am headache free for the first time in years and able to live a normal life. I am very grateful to him and his staff!
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Dr. Elkersh and his entire staff went out their way to provide me with the best care and pain relief. I will recommend him who needs pain relief.
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Dr. Elkersh has greatly improved my quality of life. My first visit, I could barely walk and after several epidurals and medication management my pain level has dropped drastically. I would definitely recommend anyone in pain to see Dr. Elkersh. My experience in his office has made pain as pleasant as it can be. Out of 5 stars, I would give Advanced Pain Institute ten stars! Dr. Elkersh is a very knowledgeable, understanding, and a reasonable doctor
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Dr. Elkersh is a great doctor. Not only did he help me achieve relief of my pain he spent time to explain everything to me. I would recommend him and his team to anyone.
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Dr. Elkersh thank you so much for being so patient explaining to me my diagnosis. Dealing with pain issues has been very difficult and depressing and you have given me hope. I appreciate all the help you have given me. Thank you.
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Caring and compassionate Doctor. I have spent many years in pain and he is the pain expert.
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Awful I woke up in the middle of a procedure I am formed him and his office so I could not be put in Twilight didn't listen to me put me in Twilight anyway I woke up in screaming pain on the operating table in the middle of a procedure be very very very careful
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