Dr. Steven Cannella, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 65

Dr. Cannella
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Space City Pain Specialists

17448 Highway 3 Ste 136 Webster, TX 77598

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(281) 338-4443

Dr. Steven Cannella, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Webster, TX and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Houston Physicians' Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cannella to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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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. Cannella's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

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Dr. Cannella treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of his peers

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

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Cannella's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Cannella accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Cannella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cannella

3.5

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
54.83870967741935%
(17)
4 Stars
6.451612903225806%
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3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
35.483870967741936%
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (20)
  • Explained conditions well (20)
  • Listened & answered questions (20)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
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He has been an excellent listener. His calm manner is most helpful. He consistently offers options without attempting to influence my decision. I am very grateful for his professional care.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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R. Howell – Apr 03, 2021
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I arrived at the hospital anxious. When they took me to pre-op holding, my blood pressure was high but they didn't do anything about my anxiety or elevated vital signs. I'll be complaining to his medical board about it. Be warned!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 15, 2020
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Dr Cannella explains everything to you step-by-step shows you the x-rays the MRIs and CT scans and explains what can be done and it is very professional about it most pain doctors do not do that they will just say well you need a procedure please put your pain in his hands you will be amazed at the relief and professional care that Dr Cannella offers he is excellent in his field of pain management and the most important part is he cares about his patients sincerely James Foote
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James Foote – Feb 11, 2020
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the wait is awful sometimes but the worst is he's unwilling the actually help you. sure he's got all kinds of weird and random test to charge the insurance company but he won't prescribe anything helpful. Even after years of x-rays and MRIs. This whole opioid epidemic is causing more harm than help.
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Annax – Sep 27, 2019
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I went to see Dr Canella , we had our first visit ans he ordered a CT. From that moment on he and his practice have left me hanging. I asked before leaving if I needed to make a follow up appt."no we will call you when we get the reults" 5 days later, no call. I spoke to his asst and she said "he was out of town and would call me to set up next steps." 7 days later no call, I left a message for he assistant again, no return call. I went and got my own CT results and was shocked to find out that not only do I have back issues I have other medical issues that need attention. THANKS for making me navigate and attempt to understand these issues alone. Horrible thing to do to your patient!
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Aug 05, 2019
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Amazing back pain relief!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Terry Gibson in TX – Oct 11, 2018
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He is concerned with making lots of money by doing repeated spinal ablations and steroid injections. I had severe headaches after the first one. He lied about my MRI results and told me they were normal and insisted he do 4 more of the same procedures. He caused cerebral spinal leak and this caused the back part of my brain to be sucked into my neck and crumple my spinal cord. I suddenly went blind (black) and a neurosurgeon had to saw off my neck vertebrae and saw a hole in my skull.
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What could be improved
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kin in HOUSTON – Feb 04, 2018
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Dr. Steven Cannella is the BEST pain management specialist I'v ever seen! He has an EXCELLENT "bedside manner" & sincerely cares about mitigating your pain. He employes MANY different methods in conjunction w/Rx's(IF they're necessary!)He cares about your physical pain as well as your emotional state of mind. He takes his time explaining all of your options & answering All of your questions. He's extraordinary! His staff is as wonderful as he is; they work w/your schedule, they're caring & kind!
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Leslie Jaye Meyers Lahar in Nassau Bay, TX – Aug 06, 2017
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My complaint is not specifically with Dr. Cannella, but with the clinic in general. Before I ever met Dr. Cannella, the clinic drew blood for lab work. I explained over and over that I was not at the clinic for pain medicine, but for a non-narcotic treatment. The nurse said over and over "don't worry, you have insurance". These test were completely unnecessary. I was never informed of any results from these tests. By the way, $8500.00 for these test.
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What could be improved
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Jim in Kilgore, TX – Nov 29, 2016
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Dr Cannella is a good Dr but unfortunately you have to deal with his office staff in order to see a Dr. This office truly has the rudest personnel that I have ever dealt with. It's unfortunate that such a good Dr has to lose clients because of his choices of support staff. I have heard many people remark to each other about the rudeness of the staff at this office. The rudeness of the staff seems to be the topic of most conversation in the waiting area. That is sad.
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Houston, TX – Aug 30, 2016
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After going in with no pain and getting spinal steroid injections in my neck Friday and having pain worse than what I originally went in there for throughout the weekend I call for an appointment Monday. The soonest his ace staff can schedule me to see him is three weeks. Not so good to say the least.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

A thorough evaluation is conducted, appropriate imaging/diagnostic studies obtained, and treatment options are detailed for every new patient encounter. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Education

1988
University Tex Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University Tex Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1985
University Tex Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School
1980
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

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Does Dr. Steven Cannella, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cannella has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Steven Cannella, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cannella frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Chronic Pain, and Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cannella treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Cannella, MD's office located?

Dr. Cannella's office is located at 17448 Highway 3 Ste 136, Webster, TX 77598. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Steven Cannella, MD speak?

Dr. Cannella speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Space City Pain Specialists

Space City Pain Specialists17448 Highway 3 Ste 136 Webster, TX 77598
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Houston Physicians' Hospital

Webster, TX

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)