Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthobiologics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • ACL Injury
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sports Injuries
View all 10 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, knee ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, evaluation and treatment of sports musculoskeletal injuries

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 6/21/2019, Dr. Spindler has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Spindler receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • nPhase, Inc.

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Spindler may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • nPhase, Inc.

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

216 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Spindler was kind and helpful. He diagnosed my problem and I had great relief.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

The treatment I received from Dr Spindler was great, the communication thru my chart afterword was not so good. I sent him a message and asked for recommendation of a surgeon his nurse replied to me said contact him thru email I did so and never got a reply from him or anyone in his office still waiting for the name of a surgeon for my knee situation

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

i have utmost confidence in Dr Spindler

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Spindler was great. I am happy to have been set up with him. the staff at the sports clinic at the front desk and in radiology are superb.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr Kurt Spindler has provided me with excellent care. He performed my surgery to repair my complete rupture of my quadricep tendon in my left leg. He and his staff have been so thorough and understanding in my recovery process before and post surgery.I am so pleased and grateful to have Dr Spindler as my orthopadec surgeon as I continue on my road to full recovery and as I continue my physical therapy sessions!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Wonderful experience. The doctors and staff were very helpful and kind. Dr. Spindler was amazing and listened to my issues with my knee and took time to examine me thoroughly. Wonderful Clinic!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Spindler explained my condition carefully, listened to my concerns and developed a plan to treat my knee pain that worked around caring for my elderly mother.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Experience so far has been great. Saw Doctor Spindler once and he got me scheduled for therapy, an MRI, and a follow-up appointment. Seems very knowledgeable and addressed all of my concerns.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Spindler and his staff are always very informative and friendly

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Spindler is top notch

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

After my appointment I sent a question to Dr. Spindler after hours and he got back to me with an answer very promptly.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

The doctor and all of the staff was wonderful thank you

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

again working with Dr. Spindler and all of the healthcare professionals on my visit was a wonderful experience.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

As much as I don't want to have to bring my son in for his knee injuries I am glad that we have found Dr. Spindler to care for him and his injuries. I will not go anywhere else for treatment for these type of things. We really appreciate Dr. Spindler and how caring he is with our son and let's us know what is going on. We find him to be an excellent doctor as well as a wonderful person!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Patient care is a hallmark shown in my visits. Tears come to my eyes thinking of how well I've been treated by Dr.Spindler and staff in surgery helaughed with me until I drifted off to sleep. Thank you for all you have done!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr Spindler is fantastic! emails and was so kind, skilled expertise, informative, and answered ever question I can prepared to address. He even asked me to contact his office in 2 weeks. so thrilled with my visit. the first time I'm not in pain (30 plus) in 18 months. the RN/PA were equally delightful. i recommended him to two Buffalonians s our health card in ortho and rheumo is sub-par. hard to scroll up to see if typos.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Hooper was wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

I will definitely recommend Dr. Spindler, he's very caring, professional and I feel very comfortable asking him anything. I'm very satisfied.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr.. S was professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr Spindler is excellent. the best. U hope I never need his services again. But, if I did, I would go find Kurt Spindler.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr.Spindler was fantastic. He is engaging, kind and obviously good at what he does. I have a follow up with him and will def recommend him

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Spindler takes the time to listen to my concerns and together we decide on a plan moving forward.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

dr Spindler helped me to get back to doing what I need to every day, living without pain! thank you dr Spindler!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

dr Spindler was great. easy to talk to and seemed genuinely concerned!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

my doctor is very caring. Takes time to understand my concerns

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

everything was very quick. minimal wait time. the dr was very informative and answered all my questions .

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

I would say Dr Spindler is batting a thousand when it comes to my care

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

I have nothing against this doctor. He appeared to have good ratings when I checked him out. He was just too busy. I looked up the medication on line and then spoke to my pharmacist about it. My pain began after a specific workout, and the doctor seemed quick to put it off on arthritis--even with x-rays. X-rays showed more problems with my left knee--which had no pain; so he tended to disregard the right knee which was extremely painful. I realize I am not a doctor, and I usually trust doctors totally. But I am becoming annoyed with the lack of listening that seems to happen with specialist. Please know there is nothing personal behind this. Perhaps if he were my regular doctor it would be totally different; I just don't know.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

There is a large chart in the recreation area that lists the doctors and indicates if they are on time or running behind. While they listed on time, they were not. My wait time was over 40 minutes. Once in the room it was not bad, but I was given the physician assistant who ended up giving me the wrong information (said I needed physical therapy--which I did not). I saw the actual doctor for perhaps 10 minutes--no connection, no real concern. At least that is how I experienced it. I go back next week--we shall see.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

Dr. Spindler was very friendly, easy to understand, very clear about my diagnosis / condition, laid out best case /worst case scenarios for future treatmeant

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