Dr. Sena Kihtir, MD

Dr. Sena Kihtir, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Sena Kihtir, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Saint Paul, MN and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Istanbul Universitesi, Cerrahpasa Tip Fakultesi in 1990 and specializes in pain medicine.

255 Smith Ave N Ste 100

Saint Paul, MN 55102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
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14  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Istanbul Universitesi, Cerrahpasa Tip Fakultesi
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • New York University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kihtir has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kihtir's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kihtir to family and friends
25 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kihtir's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I developed severe, debilitating pain in my left foot/leg from multiple spine surgeries causing scarring on my nerves. Finding Dr. Kihtir to diagnose me with something treatable, CRPS/RSD, has been a blessing! She started by asking a lot of detailed questions about my medical history as well as the...more
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Dr Kihtir is very efficient, organized and thorough and she keeps things moving along. However this doesn't mean she breezes through your appointment. She asks you a lot of questions, referring to things you talked about on your last visit, so it's apparent that she is focused on you and your...more
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United Pain Clinic takes a long time to get in. So be patient. Dr. Kihtir isn't very personable. She was rather abrasive when seeing her. She doesn't show much empathy. I had hoped that she would be easy to talk to. But unfortunately in my case it hasn't been. In my opinion she doubts patient...more
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I have been Dr Kihtir's patient for approx. 6 years. She has always been so caring and informative with me. She's very professional and I think she genuinely cares for all of her patients.
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Respectful, listens well, asks Good questions & listens to your replies. Logical & kind.
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