Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Infection of the Spine
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Orthopedic Surgery
Grand Rapids, MI USA

Medical School - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - Oakland University
Rochester, MI USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

116 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Cleveland Clinic is the best hospital I've been to. excellent on everything. Dr. Dominic Pelle is a great doctor. very honest doctor. when he tells you information he is very clear what he is telling you. I was very impressed with Dr. Pella. I would and will recommend Dr Pella to all my family and friends. I was very confrontable with Dr. Pella.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

I was told I had to get an X-ray before my appointment which I ended up not needing to do because I had an MRI, I was told this was because of triage who scheduled appointment. Then I had to wait a couple weeks to get into a doctor who I did not do disk replacements which I told the scheduler I wanted. I should have been scheduled with a neurosurgeon instead of the orthopedic which was a waisted appointment because I had to schedule then with a neurosurgeon. It was written in letter form when I sent my MRI in before they would even schedule an appointment. This was also unneccessary because the surgeon said I could have just brought it with me. Then when I told them I wanted to take it home with me at the appt. they said they didn't know where the original MRI was and it would take several weeks to get it returned to me. I also had to wait for the unneccessary X rays of my neck for almost 1 hour from my appointment time. Scheduling with a doctor was an absolute disaster!!!! and the worst experience I have ever had. I could not even talk with the office directly instead having to go through an appointment scheduler who had not a clue what I wanted and honestly didn't care. Just wanted me to mail in my MRI first and let doctors review it before scheduling me an appointment with the wrong doctor!!! This time took over 2 weeks before they called me to even schedule an appointment with the wrong doctor!!! This process was absolutely the worst and I begin to believe the whole hospital was run the same way and decided at that point I didn't want this hospital to do my surgery.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

The appointment with the doctor was a better experience than trying to get an appointment.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

dr pelle is wonderful! easy to talk to and very accommodating

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

dr pellet is fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018

I interviewed several surgeons around the US and selected *Dominic Pelle for his knowledge sincere desire to do his best for the patient and lack of the typical physician EGO!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2017

*Dr. Pelle and his team were world class. 10 out of 10.

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