Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Biopsy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Parkinsons Disease and Other Movement Disorders
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Neuromodulation
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulators
  • Shunt
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Brain Metastases
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Dystonia
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Normal Pressure
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 12 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Functional & Restorative Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurological Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

Brain tumor, gamma knife

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 8/18/2020, Dr. Nagel has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

124 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Great Dr. & real down to earth practitioner

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Corey Fellows RN at Dr Nagel's office was very courteous and helpful. Always very prompt in returning my calls.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr Nagel was caring, sincere, and professional. Excellent doctor and surgeon. Whole team was very professional and caring. I felt very much at ease even though my DBS was in the middle of the cOVID-19 pandemic.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

We were very pleased with Dr. Nagel, he seemed concerned about John and getting him back to normal.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

the dr and staff are outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I was seen by several care providers as part of team for a specific program

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

*Dr. Nagel, *Dr. Toth, & the fellow were excellent. - Skilled, took time to check on e.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I am very please with Dr. Nagel and his staff.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Nagel is very thorough about describing what is going on. He listens and responds to EVERY question I may have, and is very genuine is his responses. He has been great to work with.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Nagel is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Nagel, thank you for sharing your knowledge so I had a good outcome.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

CC personnel are consistently professional and helpful. The front desk people are so great and the medical staff always caring, knowledgeable and understanding. I have never had a disappointing visit! Even though it's a 4-hour drive the superior quality of care and the intellectual curiosity of the physicians makes the drive worthwhile every time.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Being respected and really listened to by physicians has unfortunately been an uncommon experience for me - prior to CC. After 15 years of misdiagnosis and brushoffs by regional doctor, Cleveland Clinic doctors found answers, for which I am so grateful. Dr Nagle continues this excellent tradition.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr.Nagel was very helpful in calming me about my upcoming surgery, and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

he was not in a hurry. Explained in detail about the treatments I could have for my illness referred me to another Dr. for another type treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Doctors Nagle was very polite explaining everything without rushing. thank you

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