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Cyrus E. Bakhit, MD


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Dr. Cyrus Bakhit joined National Spine & Pain Centers through a partnership in 2014 after having founded the Pain Management Center of Roanoke (Virginia) in 2000. As an interventional pain management physician, Dr. Bakhit specializes in chronic pain issues including back and joint pain, as well as complex regional pain syndrome.

As a pioneer in the field of pain management, Dr. Bakhit was a founding member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians in 1998. At that time, he worked tirelessly to successfully obtain recognition of pain management as a medical specialty. He continues his leadership today as a lifetime board member and as a board certification examiner for the society, which has grown to more than 3,000 members. The society is credited for promoting the practice of safe, high quality yet cost effective interventional pain management techniques and for ensuring patient access to these interventions.

Prior to founding Pain Management Center of Roanoke, Dr. Bakhit practiced at the Pain Management Center of Paducah (Kentucky) for five years.

While completing his residency in anesthesiology in the early 1990s, he also served as clinical instructor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.

Dr. Bakhit feels that his diagnostic skills are aided by his educational background in internal medicine, which focuses on the prevention and treatment of a broad spectrum of illnesses. His patients appreciate the time he takes to fully understand their pain and the individualized treatments they receive. He is known for his patient, compassionate care.

Dr. Bakhit says he finds pain management challenging and rewarding. “Often, by the time patients come to us, others in the medical field have given up on them. It’s our job to provide these patients with interventions that will restore their quality of life,” said Dr. Bakhit.

In 2011, Becker’s ASC Review recognized Dr. Bakhit as one of the top Pain Management Physicians in the country.

Articles by Dr. Bakhit have been published in Pain Physician, a journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and in Pain Digest.

What Patients Are Saying

“Doctor Bakhit is undoubtedly the finest pain management physician I’ve seen for my debilitating conditions. Over many years his personal continuity of care is excellent, taking the time to explain specific options available while valuing my input when developing a strategic treatment plan. Also, Doctor Bakhit’s procedural techniques are superb, enabling me much needed relief. I’m truly thankful to have this caring specialist as my health care provider.” – Frank

“I absolutely love Dr Bahkit. He truly cares about his patients and does whatever is necessary to help me. He performs procedures in order to relieve my pain. He doesn’t just write prescriptions and send me on my way. He goes above and beyond to ensure that my pain is more tolerable so that I can function as normally as possible. Living with the pain I have has been miserable until I started seeing Dr. Bahkit. He has truly been a Godsend to me.” – Janet

“Dr Bahkit is an excellent physician. He has gone above and beyond to try and help me with my back issues and pain. Dr Bahkit has wonderful bedside manners and he listens to my concerns and trys to help me find a solution. I highly recommend him to anyone suffering with pain.” – Michelle

Affiliations Roanoke
  • Lifetime Board Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Examiner, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Association
  • World Institute of Pain
  • Virginia Medical Society
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Fellowship
  • World Institute of Pain [ None or N/A ] 2004
  • Internship
  • Medical Univ of South Carolina United States Charleston, SC 1992
  • Medical School
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine United States Winston-Salem, NC 1989
  • Residency
  • Medical Univ of South Carolina United States Charleston, SC 1994
  • Undergraduate
  • University of North Carolina United States Chapel Hill, NC 1983


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 10/30/2020
    Rating: 5

    I am very particular when it comes to a doctor and their practice. I trust Dr. Cyrus Bakhit in his recommendation of a treatment plan and implementation for my specific needs. The staff at the [...] office is wonderful. Every individual I’ve had the pleasure to interact with is warm, welcoming and professional. I look forward to being a patient in the [...] office for as long as I need to go there.

  • 10/30/2020
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Bakhit is very professional in all he does, [...] I have been a patient here for almost 14 years and have never had a bad experience. The goal is pain relief or reduction, and it is accomplished here! [...]

  • 10/29/2020
    Rating: 5

    Totally awesome

  • 10/29/2020
    Rating: 5

    Everybody in the office is so kind and very quick and efficient I’m very happy with Dr Bakhit