Omar El Abd, MD

Dr. El Abd is a nationally renowned Interventional Spine Physiatrist. He is specialized in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of painful spine conditions.

Dr. El Abd is chosen yearly in the Boston Top Doctors since 2017 by Castle Connolly and Boston Magazine.

Dr. El Abd completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He subsequently completed fellowship training in interventional Spine at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

In 2003 he joined the Harvard Medical School as an Instructor and in 2011 he became an assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He was the director of interventional spine at Newton Wellesley Hospital 2004-2014 and he developed the interventional spine program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Framingham in 2011.

In January 2014 Dr. El Abd moved to private practice and opened Newton Wellesley Interventional Spine, LLC in Wellesley to be able to serve the community more efficiently.

  • Dr. El Abd is affiliated with Mass General Brigham at Newton Wellesley.
  • Dr. El Abd is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Management.
  • Dr. El Abd conducted research and has numerous publications in the peer reviewed
    medical journals.
  • Dr. Elabd lectured locally, nationally and internationally on management of painful spine conditions.
  • Dr. El Abd has special interest in prevention of painful spine problems and healthy living.

Dr. El Abd’s philosophy consists of prompt evaluation and management of spine conditions using evidence based methods of management. He is also conscious about the cost of health care. Evaluating the patients and performing procedures in the office saves the patients and the healthcare system the high expenses of hospitals facility fees. This is especially relevant to the patients when they have high deductible insurances. This also relevant to the primary care doctors if their patients have HMO coverage. The reduction in costs does not affect quality as Dr. El Abd sticks to the highest level of management and he has lectured and published research on the prevention of complications of spinal procedures.

Dr. El Abd is an expert on intradiscal procedures publishing one of the original articles on cervical nucleoplasty. He performs Discseel procedure. A procedure aiming to improve disc annular strength and leading to improvement of the disc regeneration.