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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code C25
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Nagy Mekhail is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mekhail include migraine, celiac plexus block, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mekhail completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mekhail include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest; and The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents Research Contest. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Research, Spinal Pain, Compression Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $255 - $960
  • Medicare Cost: $46 - $95
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mc A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Iannotti's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Iannotti's areas of expertise include shoulder arthritis, shoulder revision, and shoulder arthroscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Iannotti graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Iannotti completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Graduated c um laude, Fordham University; and Biology Achievement Award, Fordham University. Dr. Iannotti (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Shoulder Revision, Shoulder Dislocation, Revision Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $261
  • Medicare Cost: $49
Dr. Wael Kamal Barsoum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Desk A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Wael Barsoum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barsoum trained at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barsoum is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barsoum include: Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar; Reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Journal of Arthroplasty; and Grant support from Orthopaedic Operating Room of the Future Program (Co-Investigator). Dr. Barsoum is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $267
  • Medicare Cost: $50
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Anthony Miniaci is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. Dr. Miniaci's areas of expertise include the following: knee ligament injuries, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miniaci honors. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors Top Doctors; Ivan Smith Memorial Award; and Eli Lilly Honorarium, Research. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Podiatry
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Janna Kroleski's area of specialization is general podiatry. The average patient rating for Dr. Kroleski is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $105
  • Medicare Cost: $63

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.