Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 13 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Virginia Medical Center
Spine Surgery
Charlottesville, VA USA

Residency - Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI USA

Internship - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
General Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
General Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA

Internship - Tartu University
Tartu, Estonia,

Medical School - Tartu University Medical School


  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

Brain tumors, Spinal deformity, Spine trauma, Brain trauma, degenerative spine, minimally invasive spine, disk replacement, spinal tumors, spinal reconstruction.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/10/2018, Dr. Anton 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

171 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

I love my surgeon Dr. Toomas Anton! He is always up front with you. The office help is always friendly & accomadating.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

I feel Dr. Anton understands my issues, and I am confident he will take excellent care of me.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

As a nurse, I can be overly critical re my MD & care at times. However, Dr. Anton not only put me completely at ease re my diagnosis, treatment and surgery; but was also caring, compassionate and all-around great! I can't believe how well I've done post-op! Thanks Dr Anton!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Iwould recommendDr. Anton

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

My last appointment was not what I expected. I had written and e-mail to the Doctors office describing multiple issues I was having and I wanted to know if Dr. Anton would be able and would have the time to handle them all. I was assured he would. I spoke with an P.A. and described my issues thoroughly as she documented them. I was scheduled for x-ray and MRI. However, this was only for one issue and the other problems have been set aside. I have had one surgery and really do not want another. Unfortunately, it appears that all my symptoms are increasingly causing me discomfort. I will be seeking other Doctor's to look at hand and arm issues as well as low back problems. I would like to continue to see Dr. Anton for pinched nerve in my neck and hopefully we can come up with a solution to the problem.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

My experience was ok. The people were courtesy and nice. However, I am not sure the Doctor is interested in hearing my concerns. As good as he is, I feel he is more concern with the improvements of the last surgery and not the complications I am currently having.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

I visited Dr. Anton to get a second opinion He was very helpful and will likely be my choice to perform my surgery if I move forward.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Very busy office, waited a while before seeing the doctor. However, the doctor then spent sufficient time on my appointment caring for my health condition.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr Anton seems to be a wonderful personable man who inspires confidence and is reassuring.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

I am thrilled with the outcome of my surgery performed by Dr Toomas Anton!!!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

dr Anton and staff are excellent

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2018

My physician, *Dr. Anton stopped by on a daily basis including weekends and was always very concerned with my progress and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2018

DR Toomas Anton seems to be a very trustworthy and knowledgeable person that I respect the option of.

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