Below is a list of the top and leading Anesthesiologists in San Antonio. To help you find the best anesthesiologist located near you in San Antonio, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Anesthesiologists in San Antonio are:
- Joshua Kollars – Tejas Anesthesia
- Arnold DeLeon – River City Pain Management
- Mark Melish – Baptist Medical Center
- Raheel Bengali – Tricity Pain Associates
- Sergio Alvarado – Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio
Dr. Joshua Kollars joined Tejas Anesthesia, P.A. in 2009 and currently serves as group Secretary. He is a member of the Business Development Committee and has served as a founding team member of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Mitraclip, and Watchman programs at Methodist Hospital’s South Texas Heart Valve Center. He is also a member of the heart and liver transplant teams.
Dr. Kollars earned a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in philosophy from Creighton University, graduating with honors. He attended Mayo Medical School at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he received his doctor of medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a fellowship in Cardiothoracic anesthesia at the University of Michigan. He is licensed in the state of Texas, a diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, and board certified in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Kollars is a member of the San Antonio Anesthesia division of Tejas Anesthesia, with a focus on Cardiothoracic and general anesthesia.
Obstetric, Pediatric, Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, Neurologic Anesthesia
“My son was scheduled to have surgery on his hand. We met Dr. Arvay . She was AMAZING !! She was very compassionate and took time to answer all our questions and concerns. Dr. Arvay was kind enough to talk and laugh with us. She definitely made both of us feel more at ease. Once the operation was complete, I had a couple of questions. Upon calling the office the staff and billing department were extremely polite and helpful. We definitely will recommend Tejas Anesthesia to family and friends!” – Melissa Spiekerman
“I’ve only had two surgeries in my life, the first experience was awful (post surgery) because I was sick to my stomach for hours after I was released home. Because of my bad experience I was worried when I was told I need to have a second procedure . This time my anesthesiologist was Dr. Davenport (Tejas Anesthesia), I told him about my experience and he was so knowledgeable and our conversation about anesthesia comforted me. The recovery was a breeze, nothing like before. Thank you Dr. Davenport for taking that time with me.” – Rose Carr
River City Pain Management
Dr. Arnold DeLeon is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University Kingsville where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biology. He then went on to pursue his Medical Degree at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Following his graduation from medical school, he completed an internship in General Surgery at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and went on to finish a residency in Anesthesiology at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. DeLeon was then selected for a fellowship in Pain Medicine where he received comphrensive training in both interventional and medical management of pain.
Dr. DeLeon treats a wide variety of pain conditions including both acute and chronic back and neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome or RSD, as well as pain caused by cancer. He is board certified in both Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, Texas Medical Association, and the Bexar County Medical Society.
Dr. DeLeon’s goals are to provide the highest quality of medical care to his patients and to ensure his patients understand their disease process which will enable them to play an integral role in the treatment decision making process. His ultimate goal is to improve his patient’s pain, function, and overall quality of life. As a patient, you can expect to be treated in a timely manner with patience and respect.
Comprehensive Pain Management Services; Chronic Pain Management Services; Injection Services; Anesthesia Services; Cancer Pain Management
“My appointment was a pleasant experience. The staff was very attentive and genuinely kind. I met with Dr. Ellis and he provided me with options on how to best treat my pain effectively. His attentiveness and empathy with what I was going through, helped me get what I needed to get back to my normal lifestyle. Thank You!” – Silvia Saucillo
“I visited Dr. Ellis June 25th. I’ve had lower back pain since my 4th back surgery 11 years ago. He gave me what I’d call a temporary pain block at L3 and L4. I had INSTANT relief. OH MY GOSH. It lasted four days, but I go back to see if they can do the RFA procedure on me. I’m READY ! ! ! ! ! He is a very compassionate Dr and I’ve already recommended him to a friend. Believe me…….stop reading and make an appointment.” – Chuck Graham
Baptist Medical Center
Dr. Mark Melish is an anesthesiologist in San Antonio, Texas and is affiliated with Baptist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School At Dallas in 1985. He has one office in Texas where he specializes in Anesthesiology.
As an anesthesiologist in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Melish ensures patients are free of pain before (pre-op), during, and after (post-op) a surgical procedure. By administering anesthesia, Dr. Melish ensures that patients do not feel the pain of a surgical procedure.
Emergency, Cancer Care, Cardiovascular, Children’s Service, Digestive Health, Neurology Care, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Spine, Stroke Care, Vascular, Weight Loss Surgery, Women’s Health, Wound Care, Primary Care, Specialized Services, General Surgery
“The nurses and the doctor I saw were amazing. Very good at shots and blood draws; didn’t feel a thing. I appreciate their care as I had an unexpected visit while visit San Antonio.” – Victoria Hatley
“Love this hospital. I had my daughter here 4 years ago and had a great and wonderful experience with labor and Delivery staff. I’ve also been here to the emergency room when my gall bladder was rupturing and I had a great experience as well. They saw me right away and took care of me. I am currently in here (labor and delivery) now 26 weeks pregnant with some symptoms that’s were a little concerning and I had to stay over night and the nurses have been the best ever. They are so nice and really make me feel comfortable. They joke around with me and are very nice and caring. They even tried to take my vitals without waking me up so I can get some rest ! ❤️ Love this place and the experiences I’ve had here. Will recommend to everyone I know.” – Mariah Avilez
Tricity Pain Associates
Dr. Raheel Bengali, MD is a practicing Anesthesiologist in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Bengali graduated from University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine in 2010 and has been in practice for 9 years. He completed a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently practices at Interventional Pain Management and is affiliated with North Central Baptist Hospital and Northeast Baptist Hospital. Dr. Bengali accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Medicare, and Cigna. Dr. Bengali also practices at Pain Management in San Antonio, TX.
Joint Injections, Percutaneous Disc Compression, Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, Cervical & Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection, Abdomninal Blocks for Abdominal Pain, Spinal Cords Stimulators and Implants, Discogram
“Dr. Bengali is the G.O.A.T. the few but proud real doctors who give a damm about their patients, I’d be proud if I was related to this legend. San Antonio’s only doctor who truly has your back! Staff deserves much more recognition, these ladies and guys work so damm hard, they make you feel like family. Never in my life have I admitted to enjoying a doctors visit and enjoying filling out paperwork with the receptionist and nurses. Thanks everyone! 🐺 #TheWolfOfSA🐺 #5Stars🔌” – The Wolf of SA
“This is an excellent facility. Staff are great, Dr Bengali is awesome! Thanks for helping me!” – Philip Hartman
Spine & Pain Center of San Antonio
Sergio J. Alvarado, MD is a Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Pain Medicine. He spent several years as a faculty member of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, training other physicians to correctly perform invasive procedures to alleviate pain. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Alvarado worked as a licensed pharmacist for 5 years and possesses and extensive store of knowledge regarding medications used to treat pain disorders. Dr. Alvarado is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Dr. Alvarado is also a member of: The Texas Pain Society; International Spinal Injection Society (ISIS); American Society of International Pain Physicians; Clinical Faculty UT San Antonio Medical School; Faculty Dannemiller Interventional Pain Course
Pain Conditions, Pain Treatments
“My visit to your clinic is always pleasant and the wait time is never long. The staff always asks how I’m doing and listen to everything I have to say as to my health and my concerns. I would highly recommend your services to anyone in need of care for this type of ailment. On a scale of 0-10 I would give you a rating of 10 for a job well done and I congradulate you for you dedication and care to the patients. 😁 👍” – Mark Browne
“I absolutely LOVE Dr Karasek and his staff. I’ve been a patient for over 6 years, I’ve always been treated with respect and kindness. Dr Karasek is the best pain management Doctor I’ve seen and I saw a few before I found him. His staff is very knowledgeable in the field and quick to help with any concern or to answer any questions. I HIGHLY recommend them.” – Syria Rose
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