Gennady Gekht, M.D.
Pain Management Specialist
Interventional Pain Management
Dr. Gennady Gekht is a board certified pain management physician who specializes in interventional treatments of the neck and spine. He is especially interested in neuromuscular disorders related to pain of the legs, hands, neck and back. Dr. Gekht also specializes in Spinal Cord Stimulation, vertebral compression fractures and pelvic fractures. He is trained in headache management receiving a certification for headache medicine from United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Gekht is passionate about uncovering new advancements in intervention pain management treatments and works closely with the International Pain Institute teaching his peers the latest procedures in interventional care.
Dr. Gekht enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He continues to enjoy outdoor activities and exercise. In fact, you’re likely to see him running over the Ringling Bridge in the early morning.
Doctor of Medicine:
Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at Mayo Clinic
Electrophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders at Emory University
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology American Academy of Pain Management
The American Board of Neurology with Subspecialty in Headache Management
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery – 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Interventional Pain Institute – Cadaver Course Instructor
Headache Medicine Certification – United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
Clinical Teaching Physician for residency training program – Blake Medical center and Manatee Memorial Hospital
Teaching Physician and Clinical Researcher – former clinical and academic staff member of the Pain Management Department at Mayo Clinic
Chief Resident – Emory University
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Pain from failed back surgery
- Nerve compression
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
- Rotator cuff injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Complex regional syndromes (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or RSD)
- Disorders of the nervous system, including shingles
- Cancer pain
- Muscle and joint pain
- Vertebral compression fractures
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
He is a very caring doctor and very good at what he does. Dr. Gekht can help you with your pain in a very relaxing way that makes you feel comfortable. I would recommend him very highly.
Joyce S., Healthgrades.com
This was my first visit to Dr. Gekth. He was amazing. I have never felt so comfortable …. so well informed … so trusting as I did with Dr. G. He is an amazing man. Also … he made himself totally available for consultations after my visit. Many thanks Dr G.
Joan S., Healthgrades.com
He is a wonderful and caring doctor.
I had severe pain in my upper back. I met Dr. Gekht and he suggested ablation and I had it and I have no pain. I am so grateful to him, he is a miracle worker in my mind. He is now treating my hip, and so far I also have no pain. He is wonderful I would, and have, recommend him to anyone in pain.
I was treated for sciatica by Dr. Gekht and Brianna. I was in so much pain and thanks to their expertise and gentle kindness I am pain-free. I am sorry that I suffered so long before I sought them out.
The Doctor has been very helpful. my chronic back pain has been substantially reduced. The Doctor is very willing to answer questions and he has a very professional staff.
I went in with a fairly complex case that had been treated with physical therapy and spinal steroid injections before I went. I should have gone to him first, as his diagnosis was spot on and required less invasive steroid shots to the SI joint. Dr. Gekht is an amazing doctor who has helped manage my pain from walking and standing, headaches, and pretty severe back pain. His office is clean, and the employees are friendly and efficient. I appreciate the care and concern he gave me, as well as the effective treatment. I am active again, walking and riding my bike. My pain is reduced over 95% and I expect to be pain-free soon.
Dan B., Google.com
My experience with Dr. Gekht and his team at Coastal Ortho has improved the quality of my life. I went to Dr. Gekht for pain management for a myriad of severe back and hip issues. The severe pain was affecting my daily life and my career. He addressed each issue specifically with professionalism and understanding. I have been treating with him for over several months, and I am now able to do physical activities and work with limited amounts of pain thanks to him and his qualified staff.
Candace G., Google.com
I have been a patient of Dr. Gekht for many years. He is sincerely concerned for his patients. He listens to u and does the procedure he feels will give u the most relief. I would not see any other pain medicine doctor.
After seeking help for chronic mid back pain and spasm for years Dr Gehkt agreed to see me and review my case. He did a nerve block and later, nerve ablation which has given me much relief. When my fingers went numb and arm strength was impaired, he did a cervical nerve block; that took care of the problem. The procedures were well explained and painless. The office staff and surgicenter staff are great. If I have a problem, I see the nurse practitioner. This has worked well.
Penelope M., Healthgrades.com
So Glad I came across him, I wouldn’t go to anyone else for my headaches! Recommend him a 100%
R. Batool, Google.com
Dr. Gekht has been treating me for pain and has helped me considerably. He is very professional, personable, and a great surgeon as well. His PA Briana is wonderful also.
I run out of superlatives telling friends and those who ask for recommendations about my experience with Dr. Gekht and his PA Brianna. They have been treating me for several years and are THE BEST! They are good listeners…sensitive to my concerns. The treatments they have provided have been more successful than any I have tried in many years of dealing with severe back pain. They are personable, professional, and offer me hope I have found no other place. My quality of life is much better, thanks to their skills. I recommend them without qualification.
From the first time we walked into the offices of Coastal Orthopedics we knew we had chosen the right place for my Mom’s care. The process of checking in was efficient and easy, the front desk attendands were professional, helpful, and very friendly. Our writing time was minimal and the waiting room accommodations were comfortable for both of us. Our initial visit with Dr. Gekht and his assistants erased our worries and concerns straight away.Dr. Gekht’s knowledge, understanding, and genuine empathy helped us to formulate a plan to move forward together and provide my mom with relief and a resolution to her chronic back pain condition. A huge “thank you” to the entire Coastal Orthopedics team.
Robyn R., Lakewood Ranch, FL
I have occipital neuralgia (very severe headaches). I called Dr. Gekht’s office to have shots administered to help my head. They called me back within ten minutes and scheduled an appointment for that morning. Thank you Dr. Gekht and office staff!
Roberta M., Lakewood Ranch, FL
I have been to see Dr. Gekht many times over the years for different matters, and each time, his procedures were well described and expertly carried out. My last recent treatment was a cervical ablation and after just two days, my results were amazing. I called the office to express gratitude to Dr. Gekht and received a call directly from him. I have always been treated with respect at his office, as well as his surgery center. Highly recommended.
Dr. Gekht has treated me two different times for neck pain 4 years apart. The first time I remained pain-free for 4 years and the second time I have been pain-free for 4 years and running. He is an excellent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. I highly recommend him.
Dr.Gekht was very concerned about my pain and the procedure he did has so far relieved my pain. My pain was very severe and at present, the area treated us pain-free.
Dr. Gekht is an amazing doctor who has been helping my husband (who has severe injuries) manage headaches, neck and back pain. His office is clean and employees are friendly and efficient. Awesome practice, highly recommended.
Patti K., Google.com
Very compassionate and thinks outside the box. My rating for the Dr. is a 5 out of 5.
Ira B., Healthgrades.com
Years of pain, doctors, many doctors, physical therapists, even chiropractors. Then someone recommended Coastal orthopedics’ Dr Gekht. OMG he’s a saint ( miracle worker ) first visit one shot no pain!!! He is extremely knowledgeable and where to insert the needle in order to relieve the pain. In addition, he has a cute accent, A fantastic bedside manner, and a great sense of humor. At 71 years old I thought I would be in pain the rest of my life. I am blessed to be dealing with such a wonderful doctor. I go to times a year to get my shot, and it’s always a pleasure. His staff Daniel, Marquita & Nickie call go above and beyond. Great staff. Greatest Doctor ever!!!
Sue C., RateMDs.com
After seeing several doctors who were unsuccessful in addressing my neck pain and migraines, I was referred to Dr. Gekht and found him to be thorough and successful in resolving my neck pain by performing cervical radiofrequency ablation and medial branch blocks. He has a wonderful bedside manner and always puts his patients’ concerns foremost. I moved to El Paso, Texas in 2014 and am currently in the process of trying to find a doctor in our area who can serve me as Dr. Gekht did.
Arthur I, HealthGrades.com
Dr. Gekht is the first doctor to successfully treat a chronic back problem that I have had for over 15 years. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an effective approach to dealing with back pain and, in my case, the treatment did not rely on pain medication. He has a great bedside manner and is a lot of fun to talk to. He’s the best.
Connie J, HealthGrades.com
Would definitely recommend and have recommended friends to Dr Gekht. He has given me some relief from back pain after hearing from others for many years that “there’s nothing we can do for you.” …
Not enough stars on the questionnaire to rate how well Dr. Gekht listens to & then answers my questions or concerns. He takes as much time as necessary to explain my medical conditions using the appropriate amount of time. He is a stickler for keeping his appointments on time but I’ve never once felt rushed (how he makes this work I have no idea, but he does). I have degenerative disc disease so I spend too much time at Coastal & I’m very qualified to rate him & the office. Physician extraordinaire!
I’ve been seeing Dr. Gekht for approximately 8 yrs. He was treating me with injection in hip — I was leaving on vacation that afternoon — Dr. Gekht took his lunch break to give injection — so I could travel a bit more comfortable! This was above the call of duty!!!!!! Dr. Gekht has always been professional and attentive to me. THUMBS UP TO DR. GEKHT!!!!!!
Kind, listens fully and takes the time needed.
I Have been a patient of Dr. Gekht for several years and my experience has always been extremely favorable. He is very thorough, knowledgeable and has a great attitude toward his patients. I put a great deal of trust in his opinions and expertise. A very fine medical practitioner.
I have never met anyone like Dr. Gekht before. He is the most understanding and caring doctor that I have ever had. He speaks to you on your level, not down to you. Dr. Gekht has never looked at his watch or seemed to be in a hurry and stays with you for how ever long it takes. We plan to move back to NY but as long as I need pain management, it will always be with Dr. Gekht.
Zaida G., HealthGrades.com
Dr. Gekht is a consummate pain management specialist. He cares about his patients, listens well and is very empathetic. He is in a class by himself and has a great sense of humor. Recommending him to family or friends is a no brainer.
Ken R., HealthGrades.com
I have been a patient of Dr. Gekht since he was at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and he has helped me over the years with my back problems. At all my visits he has taken the time to listen to my complaints and answer my questions. Then he comes up with a plan to relieve the problem. He has a great sense of humor. I have recommended him to several of my friends and they are just as happy with their results as I am with mine.
Jim L., Vitals.com
I am amazed he still remembers my surgery details, (done in 2005), is still very much interested AND takes time to really hear what I have to say! Everything I could ever hope for in a doctor, he fills all expectations!
Carl S., Vitals.com
Dr. Gekht came highly recommended and I would not disagree. My lower back pain was such that it was interfering with my daily activities. After my first procedure, I was able to get a full nights sleep, my first in 10 months. After subsequent visits, I was prepared for a family vacation that included some strenuous hiking – I survived with flying colors! Thank you Dr. Gekht!
Paul H., Vitals.com
Dr. Gennady Gekht is, in my opinion, without question the most professional and knowledgeable doctor in the field of pain management diagnosis and appropriate treatment. My pain has been chronic, and I had seen several doctors before being treated by Dr. Gekht. In my previous experiences, many of the treatments I received were diagnosed without a thorough evaluation and examination as to cause. This, resulted in limited or no result in terms of improvement. My impression was that I was being “processed” through an almost “automated” program of treatment. Conversely, my experience with Dr. Gekht initiated with a slow and methodical evaluation of my condition not only by him, but by the immediate and thorough followup and review by Theresa Gabriel. Every procedure that was employed, was immediately followed up diligently with assessment and discussion with Theresa as to efficacy. Theresa ensured that I was progressing, and outlined each and every step of my treatment process. Dr. Gekht spent unlimited time in speaking with me, from the very beginning, as did Theresa Gabriel, regarding my status, my physical impairment, and, detailing what he planned to do and what I should expect. From the onset, it was evident that Dr. Gekht, and his entire staff, took the time to know me, and my medical status, personally. And this has been the case through every step of my experience with this office to this day. Admittedly, I had never had this experience in which a doctor, and his staff, reached this level of effort and genuine concern. Without question, Dr. Gekht’s willingness to devote all the time needed to personally and thoroughly evaluate my condition, take all the time necessary to explain his planned progression of treatment, and followup immediately with staff to evaluate results, is extraordinary to say the least. My results have been remarkable, and could only have been achieved through the combined efforts of everyone on staff working so closely together to ensure 100% effectiveness in my treatment program. I’m sure you can derive that I have the ultimate confidence in Dr Gekht, and his staff. It has been my privilege to have referred Dr. Gekht to others, including my husband who has shared the same results.
Nina M., Vitals.com
Thanks to Dr. Gekht from Coastal Orthopedics & Pain Management, I have relief from my intense neck pain! He deserves more brownies!
Connie Jarvis, Facebook
Dr. Gekht is the perfect example of how a doctor should interact with a patient. He is polite, fun to talk to and very knowledgeable. He clearly explains medical procedures and patiently listens. I have had great results with the medical procedure he recommended.
I have used Dr. Gekht for more than 8 years. During that time he has treated me for chronic pain in my neck and in my lower back. He has given me great long lasting relief in both areas. He and his staff are friendly and compassionate, especially the doctor. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Gekht has a terrific bedside manner; one of the best I’ve ever seen. He makes you feel comfortable and at ease with a great sense of humor. He is thorough, takes time to explain your condition, and is more than willing to answer as many questions as you may have. My husband and I are very happy with Dr. Gekht.
After visiting other doctors, I was referred to Dr. Gekht for chronic back pain. Thanks to his approach to pain management, I am able to function with very little discomfort. What I really appreciate about this doctor is that he always takes the time to ensure that I have no further questions and that I am comfortable with the treatment plan. Looking for a competent and caring doctor? Make an appointment with Dr. Gekht!
Very knowledgeable & professional. Excellent communicator & friendly.
Dr. Gekht is the best Pain Management doctor I’ve seen. He is ridiculously smart and talented. He’s gotten me through recovery from MRSA in my lower back and taken care of me for several years, dealing with all parts of low, mid back, and neck. He has flawless technical skills and knows every drug and medical protocol. He’s also a very kind man who really cares about patients.
Doctor and staff are professional and to date my treatments for neck pain have been successful.
Dr.Gekht connects with his patients like no other doctor I have known.
Dr. Gekht is the best pain management specialist I have met. (I have been in pain over 4 years and have met my share.) Dr. Gekht is caring and thorough. He examines history, sends for consults when indicated and tries his best to get to the bottom of the problem. (Not satisfied like some to put you on opiates and forget it.) If he cannot remedy the problem, he helps you find someone who can. Goes above and beyond in calling other doctors and checking out credentials. You cannot go wrong with Dr. Gekht.