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Dr. Omar El Abd, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. El Abd

Newton Wellesley Interventional Spine, LLC

378 Washington St Wellesley, MA 02481

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Dr. Omar El Abd, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Wellesley, MA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Cairo, Faculty Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.


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(781) 489-5541

Dr. El Abd accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Medicare
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Neighborhood Health Plan
Network Health
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Tufts PPO
UniCare
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. El Abd's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. El Abd treats Herniated Disc more than 99% of his peers

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

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. El Abd performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 99% of his peers

Dr. El Abd performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Nerve Root Block
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. El Abd 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. El Abd's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Promptly diagnose and treat painful spine conditions to allow rapid resumption of function and to prevent pain progression.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Physiatry

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2003
University of PA Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Montefiore Med Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Wyckoff Med Ctr/cornell University
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Cairo, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
London College
Undergraduate School
2003
2002
1999
1997
1989

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. El Abd's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. El Abd

4.5

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(25)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
6.666666666666667%
(2)

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Dr. El Abd is truly wonderful and excellent in his skill as a spine doctor. At first I was skeptical of cortisone treatments helping my very painful pinched nerve. My pain is now minimal (at the most and if at all) and I have Dr. El Abd to thank for it!
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Dr El Abd is amazing! I've known him for about 8 years. He has fixed my back issues several times now. I would never go to anyone else...He's the BEST! I'm so glad that I found him.
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Yesterday he gave me 3 cortisone injections in my lower back. This morning, for the first time in the past 6 or 8 months I am pain free.
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I was misdiagnosed with sciatica and was found to have a stress fracture after an MRI 2 months later(fracture was healing but damage was done). I was referred to SSHO for pain mgt and after 9 months and 7 injections with no relief. I went to NWOA and had another MRI and was referred to Dr. El Abd. I am very pleased with everything, he has been treating my back specifically to get me to PT and keep me from any unnecessary surgery. The staff is wonderful and I recommend this practice highly!
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Met with him twice--for assessment (sent me for MRI--severe disc herniation) and then a steroid injection. the post MRI follow-up was with the nurse practitioner, not with him (at Dedham Medical Assoc). They hadn't reviewed my MRI but touted steroid injections as the way to go. Was not advised of the side effects of steroids, procedure was excruciating and I had severe side effects. He became impatient during our appt when the injection caused intense pain. I ended up w surgery with another Dr.
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Dr. El Abd is awesome!! I highly recommend him. He is pleasant and provides excellent care. He is the best option for spine related health!
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Had severe chronic pain before seeing Dr. El Abd. After my 3rd visit with Dr Abd I was pain free for the first time in several years. Thank you Dr. Alabd.
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