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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
  • Fractures
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Problems
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
View all 11 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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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 7/4/2022, 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

159 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Dr. Nicodem is very professional and explains everything very thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

My first visit and I was so happy with him and my results very thorough and informative. Gave me every option to help my pain

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Nothing but great things to say about Dr.Nickadem. Kind and caring. Would and will recommend him to all my family and friends

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Very good experience with both Dr. Nickodem and Dan his Nurse.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

We liked the doctor very much he was very down to earth!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr Nickodem thoroughly explained the potential issues and future plan of action. Informative and professional

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

It was a great experience. Dr. Nickodem was very thorough and easy to understand .

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Office staff and Dr. Nickodem were courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Nickodem and Nurse Dan are awesome, they both are empathetic and responsive.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Nickodem is a true professional who keeps you informed at every step of the way.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr.Nickodem couldn't be more caring of my concerns! Very kind and respectful.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

I was examined by Dr. Nichodem and I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and respectful. He explained all options in detail.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr. Nickodem and his staff was courteous and professional.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dan, Dr. NICODEMUS nurse gets me the answer toy questions immediately. DR Nickodem is very good at explaining answers to my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr was perfunctory, clearly knowledgeable but just delivering a memorized speech. It seemed he was more interested in reciting his speech than having a dialogue.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr Nickodem shows impressive clarity and skill.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Dr Nickodem and his staff were fantastic to work with.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

The Doctor was very clear, honest and informative. I will definitely be recommending this Doctor to others.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Nickodem is one of the best Doctors that I have ever had. Dr. Nickodem takes the medical terminology that is used to describe things in the field of medicine, and he takes the time to break it down, so it is easier to understand what is being said and going on with your condition.

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