Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Mentor Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Problems
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
View all 10 Specialties +


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About Robert Nickodem, MD

Robert J. Nickodem, Jr., MD has a staff physician appointment in the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic since 2012.

Dr. Nickodem graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.  He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois. He is certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He serves on the Medical Executive Committee at Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital and the Local Advisory Board for Breckenridge Village.

He practices general orthopaedics with special interests in adult primary total hip and total knee replacement and knee arthroscopy.  He sees patients at both the Cleveland Clinic Mentor Medical Office Building and the Cleveland Clinic Euclid Medical Office Building.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Loyola University Affiliated Hospitals
Orthopaedic Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

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

Undergraduate - Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/21/2020, Dr. Nickodem 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

258 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

By nature I hate going to any doctors,but having cleveland clinic as my health care provider painless and almost enjoyable,Dr. nickodem.and his team replaced my left hip about 1 year ago I have nothing but praise for them and all of cleveland clinic!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Nickodem help get me an appointment with a specialist sooner than the people at the desk, and thanks to him, I now have a surgery date. Thanks so much, I'm still in agony but see the light at the end of my tunnel.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

X-ray apt. was right on schedule and was completed with ease and technician was most pleasant and helpful. It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Nickodem. He was very thorough with the exam and was most easy to talk to about my knee pain.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Nickodem is a wonderful physician he explained how my leg is doing and how my X-rays came out very well.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Nikodem was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He is easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

dr answered all my questions & provided all info I needed on my condition

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

This was a great experience. I was very nervous about the surgery but it went well and recovery was not so bad. I would highly recommend Dr. Nickodem to anyone needing a hip replacement.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr. Nicodem is a good doctor. He is courteous, polite and I appreciate his concern and understanding. I would have liked to visit him in person so that he could actually see my knee, but I understand.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

This was my first time seeing this doctor. Everyone in the office took their time to explain things to me and answer all my questions. I never felt rushed and they did listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Back on Oct. 29, I had an accident with a neighbors dog that fractured my tibial plateau. The Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest emergency room told me to make an appointment to se an orthopedic Doctor within 2 days. I was so very lucky and thankful that Dr. Nickodem had an opening on the 2nd day.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. Nickodem offered treatments, only if I wanted to go that route. I have already recommended him and praised his service to others.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr Nickadem recommended I see Dr. Mesko at main campus after our visit. He reached out to him personally and someone from Dr. Mesko's office reached out to me personally to schedule the next day. I truly appreciated that because I don't always receive that kind of treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

never had a problem getting a appointment for the doctor

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr was very informative.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Doctor was very helpful in treating my issues and was very informative about other options available to me.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr Nickodem is very thorough in explaining issue, different courses of action and pros and cons of each

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Doctor was very thorough. He gave a lot of time and good advice

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I did not need a return callfront desk lovely, Nurse Dan very knowledgeable and love Dr. Nickodem!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

took the first available Dr. because of my fracture. glad I got Dr. Nickodem.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I like Dr. Nickadem and the assistant that even seemed to remember me. it was a very pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Have already recommended Dr. Nickadem.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Visit was based on the recommendation of Lakewood Urgent Care, whose staff misdiagnosed a nonspecific, potentially old, acetabular fracture, superior based on an x-ray they took. No circumstances I could identify aligned with their provider's diagnosis. Nevertheless, Dr. Nickodem did his diligence and performed a thorough examination. He subsequently made a referral to Physical Therapy and either Pain Managaement or the Spine Center. I was concerned that he didn't recommend any imaging, but the only imaging he could have recommended was for hip and, as he diagnosed me with lumbar radioculpathy, he didn't believe my condition originated in the hip area.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Nickodean is and good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Awesome experience I think I have the best care everyone there is awesome Dr. is the best

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Nickodem exceeds my expectations. He takes the time to explain and to recommend treatments for my condition. He is the BEST!! Thank you

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