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

Hillcrest Hospital

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
440.312.6100
Fax:
440.312.0454

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Deformity Correction
  • Fracture Care
  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 24 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Metastases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Herniated Disc
  • Infection of the Spine
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroilitis
  • Scheurmann's Kyphosis
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
View all 46 Specialties +
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Biography

About John Butler, MD

TRAINING: 
Barrow Neurosurgical Associates
       Phoenix, AZ
       Spine Fellowship                          

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
     Cleveland, OH
     Residency
     Department of Neurosurgery 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
     Cleveland, OH
     Internship
     Department of General Surgery 

 EDUCATION: 

M.D., Medical College of Georgia
      Augusta, Georgia
M.S., University of Georgia Graduate School
      Department of Medical Microbiology
      Athens, Georgia
B.S., University of Georgia
      Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
      Department of Microbiology

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Barrow Neurological Institute
Spine Surgery
Phoenix, AZ USA
2008

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Medical Education - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA USA
2001

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • RESIDENCY: 2ND Place, Best Scientific Poster, AANS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section,. 
  • Humanitarian Award, Department of  Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL: Honors, USMLE Step 1
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 7/15/2021, Dr. Butler 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

139 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

I was a little apprehensive prior to meeting Dr Butler. Upon meeting him and having him explain in detail my options I felt much more confident and at ease. I never felt rushed and he answered all of my questions. I was very pleased with Dr Butler.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Butler's nurse was very polite and very helpful Dr. Butler was also very nice very helpful

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Butler is the best

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

We were on time, we were taken promptly, and Dr. Butler was on time.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Having gone to the Clinic for over fifty years, I am always impressed by the concern of the nurses and doctors that I see. Further, I do look forward to these questionnaires, where I get a chance to praise these hard-working professionals.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr Bu.tler treated me like a VIP.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

relaxed atmosphere, not rushed. Dr. Butler shows compassion.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Butler is an excellent physician and surgeon. He is no nonsense which I appreciate. He and his team were exceptional in working with me and providing great surgery and hopefully great outcomes.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr. Butler worked wonders when performing my spine surgery. I've highly recommended him to others having the same issues as me.

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