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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Tumor Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
View all 13 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Surgery
Cleveland, OH

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

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

Undergraduate - Oakland University
Rochester, MI


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 12/28/2023, Dr. Pelle 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Pelle receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Globus Medical, Inc.
  • Stryker Corporation

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

382 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Excellent Dr. And team, excellent care!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr Pelle is great. I wish his office would keep me informed as to the progress of my upcoming surgery. I have to call his scheduler for status.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

He came highly recommended but seemed arrogant and "my way is the best option." We had concerns and was essentially told "it's fine I'll have my nurse get ahold of you." Which hasn't happened yet. Seemed to know it all but didn't go into detail about procedure. Said some things that are totally opposite of what his PA previously told us.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr. Pelle is an amazing doctor who has been extremely helpful. He genuinely cares about his patients and tries his best to help.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

I can't say enough about Dr Pelle. He's the best.

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

There is no other Dr like Dominic Pelle. I love him!

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr Pelle has so far demonstrated professionalism and innovation. He undoubtedly is one of the premier neurosurgeon in the world. He also displays a very personable persona and makes a strong effort to understand his patient, patients goals and innovation and professionalism to achieve these.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

This was my first appointment with Dr Pelle. He was open and honest with me. He gave me a plan of action that works for me. I am very happy to have him as one of my doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

I love this team ( Dr. Pelle and Raisa ) My quality of life has greatly improved. I no longer have the pain associated with scoliosis. Since the surgery, I have lost some use of my left arm but I think I can still function well until I gain some strength back.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Doctor showed empathy toward me about another issue no on else has really addressed.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

I was very impressed with the physicians and their attentiveness to me.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Pelle spent a long time with me. He patiently answered ALL of my questions. I greatly appreciated his time.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Pelle is an awesome doctor. With a tremendous bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Pelle set the example for his team. He was actively involved with my family members at my bedside during my post-op recovery. He went above and beyond in seeking help from others to Identify the cause of my pain (seemed to be not directly surgery related.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Pelle exudes care and concern. This has been a long journey, nearly 2 years to find the correct diagnosis and he totally understood our frustration at this point.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I am very happy with the results of my surgery. And I'm very happy with Dr. Pelle. I'm pain free now.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Hard to get an appt with Dr pelle they are scheduling six or more months outWhen you are hurting and need an appointment that is a very long time

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr pelle is excellent and doing everything to make my Goals met with his expertise.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Pelle is a busy man. It just takes awhile to get in to see him.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Pelle, was very patient with me. He answered all my questions. He has the patients of Jobe. Dr.Pelle also reassured some of my fears. I wished that he could be my primary physician. (Wishful Thinking I know). My nice and I were very impressed with him.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

He is always a professional kind awesome doctor and surgeon

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

Dr. Pelle is amazing. He took the extra time and care to ensure surgical success, I cannot say enough about how kind he treated me.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Pelle is the best

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Pelle is an amazing doctor. His expertise & care during my procedure was amazing. His bedside manner & concern for me was outstanding!! So thankful to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Pelle is very kind & informative

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Pelle was very reassuring, and very concerned about my health.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

I was referred to this doctor By my father. Although he was very kind and professional As well as knowledgeable.... I left the office with no answers and complete Regret and disappointment. The appointment gave me no direction and left me with no hope for A solution for the pain that I'm in or Even the slightest idea of what's causing the pain.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

He's great

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Pelle is great

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I always appreciate how kind and concerned he is with taking care of me. Also with interacting with both my husband and me. I already tell people about him and how much he has done for me.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Pelle is a skilled physician and a good person. He has my complete trust.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Pelle explained my condition and informed me I didn't need surgery at this time.He was very kind and told me that if my pain resumed, to call him and he would get me in soon.I feel very confident in his knowledge of my condition.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr asked me to return in 6 weeks. Only availability was 3 months.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr cared very much aboutme and my symptoms but the wait time was excessive.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Pelle is AMAZING

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Pelle.... Is a great listener... And that's why after a few visits. And some discussions over the many months since June. We decided to do a surgery, and I'm confident and comfortable with that decision.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

It was a little difficult to get a virtual appointment. I could get an in person appointment but not a virtual appointment. I asked for a virtual appointment with Dr. Pelle and was told that he didn't do virtual.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Pelle is a very compassionate person. He listens to everything I say or ask. I would recommend him to anyone needing spine surgery

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

The whole experience from Dr Schlenk referring me to setting up the appointment with Dr Pelle, and my consult with Dr Pelle, very nice, knowledgeable, went through all options and explained everything that I needed to know.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

All was very great except my doctor added two x-rays and wanted them done that day went to building Aand they told me it would be a two hour wait and I had been there all day that is the only problem but I can live with that all of the Doctors and staff are great

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Very pleasant experience, both doctors were very inform active and answered all my concerns

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Doctor Pelley is It takes time to everything that you're gonna I have yet most confidence in his work..very caring, doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Pele listened very carefully and answered my questions and suggestions.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr Pelle is great Physician

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Was very impressed with the doctor. Just wish we could get appointment sooner that's the only complaint. Everything else was great.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

So nice to come to your clinic with concerns and have your dr even sct like he cared and made us feel at ease. He was very pleasant and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Pelle was fabulous knowledgeable and warm.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Pelle was concise and concerned.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Pelle was very straightforward and instilled confidence as did all.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Folks like Dr Pelle and staff are what make Cleveland Clinic a special place

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2023

They were very good one of Dr. Pelle's team was there early every morning. I appreciated that!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Pelle did the most amazing work on my back .Gifted surgeon & so unbelievably polite to me & my family

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Pelle & his staff took excellent care of me.Dr Pelle has always been very kind & polite to me & my family.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Pelle listens, outlined further action, and was thorough. Answered all of my questions.Personable, kind, and explains medical terms. My experience with he and his team was great. I recommended him to several people, one of whom has already had surgery from him, and is very grateful.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Pelle is an excellent doctor and is extremely knowledgeable and explains everything in great detail so that you can understand your prognosis and what he wants to do to help you

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

It was a very good experience. I was very comfortable. The doctors extremely pleasant and it's nice that I was able to do this from my home.

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