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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

See publications for Sean Nagel, MD.

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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 7/19/2021, 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

140 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

My initial appointment was part of a team assembled by Dr. Fernandez and took some time to coordinate schedules of four doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Every one was very helpful. The doctor explained everything to us and answered all our questions

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr Nagel was able to tell me what I should expect after my surgery.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr Sean Nagel was fantastic! Took time (extra time) to explain the procedure(s), outline risks, listen to and answer my questions...and help me feel at ease. I would recommend him unequivocally to family, friends and anyone wanting excellent care!! Top shelf.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Nagel provided kind, compassionate and excellent care. Those things are extremely important to me.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

I chose Cleveland Clinic (CC) for it reputation and best doctors in the world, plus I had treatment at the CC back in 2004.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

first time meeting Dr Nagel but he explained things well and involved me in the decision for my care

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

wouldn't know where we would be without our doctor he is number one!

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