Treatment & Services
- Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
- Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
- Cervical Deformity Surgery
- Cervical Spine Surgery
- Complex Spinal Instrumentation
- Complex Spinal Reconstruction
- Complex Spinal Surgery
- Deformity Correction
- Fracture Care
- Image-Guided Spinal Navigation
- Lumbar Fusion
- Lumbar Spine Surgery
- Management of Back and Neck Pain
- Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
- Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
- Neurological Surgery
- Peripheral Nerve Decompression/transfer
- Rehabilitation Services
- Revision Cervical Spine Surgery
- Scoliosis Surgery
- Spinal Deformity Surgery
- Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Surgery
- Spine Biomechanics
- Spine Decompression
- Spine Reconstruction
- Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
- Surgery For Spinal Tumors
- Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
- Thoracic Spine Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aneurysm, Cerebral
- Arachnoid Cysts
- Back Disorders
- Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
- Brain Hemorrhage
- Carotid Bruit
- Cervical Infections
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Cervical Tumors
- Chiari Malformation
- Chronic Back Pain
- Complex Spinal Disorders
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Herniated Disc
- Infection of the Spine
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Marfan Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- Peripheral Nerve Disorders
- Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
- Spinal Cancer
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Disorders
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Metastases
- Spinal Neoplasms
- Spinal Vascular Disorders
- Spine Pain
- Spine Tumors
- Stenosis - Spinal
- Vertebral Compression Fracture
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
Madison, WI USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM USA
Medical School - Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Lubbock, TX USA
Undergraduate - New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM USA
- Neurological Surgery
cervical spondylosis, chiari malformation, complex spine instrumentation, degenerative spine disease, spinal cord tumors, Spine Tumors
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 8/22/2016, Dr. Steinmetz has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Steinmetz receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Globus Medical, Inc.
- Stryker Corporation
Royalty Payments. Dr. Steinmetz receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Biomet, Inc.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
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125 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
3 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016
Physician (Dr Michael Steinmetz) provided "patient comprehensible information" concerning my condition & possible treatment in most professional, yet compassionate manner. He is a "Model Doctor"
Reviewed on Jul 6, 2016
Arranged for physical therapy in my hometown.
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2016
Dr. Steinmetz took great care from our initial visit to explain all that would happen during the procedure.
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