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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
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 10 Specialties +


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

Undergraduate - Oakland University
Rochester, MI USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Dominic Pelle, MD.

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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 10/4/2021, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation
  • Globus Medical, 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

204 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr Pelle took time to explain what procedure would work best for my spine condition with patience and understanding

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

It is always a pleasure to go to Dr. Pelle's office.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

The referral person did not move as quickly as I would hav liked. It took 1 1/2 - 2 months to get in. Once in Dr. Pelle was GREAT.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

I was told by Dr Pelle that anytime I needed him he would be there for me.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Awesome doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

I was late connecting for the appointment because I hadn't completed the pre- part. Dr. Pelle met with me as soon as that was done.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr. Pelle was very sensitive and accommodating to my schedule.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

I like Dr. Pelle very much.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Pelle was more concerned about covering his rear then managing my problem

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr Pelle is great. He addresses any concerns you have. I was over the moon with the outcome of my treatment

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Pelle listened and was humorous!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Very good experience I'm very glad I went to Dr Pelle

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Would definitely refer Dr. Pelle and team

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Pelle took the time to answer our questions and made us feel safe about the procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Great experience. Dr Pelle is awesome

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Very Good contact with doctor's staff regarding appointment

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

A well prepared and organized appointment. Doctor was flexible with my layman's vocabulary.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Pelle is on of the best doctors I've ever been to see. Awesome service. Even helped me get linked with wrist doc.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

My visit was by phone so the first two questions don't apply. I am pleased to be Dr. Pelle's patient and would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Pelle covered all my concerns, explained plan of care, suggested that my local provider could contact him by cell with any questions.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr Pelle is amazing. His staff is wonderful. I'm grateful to be a patient with them

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Felt very comfortable with Dr. Pelle

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Always the most amazing experience with Dr. Pelle.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

He makes me feel safe. He is very kind to me all the time. He goes above and beyond for me. I always recommend him to everyone I know with neck and back problems. I wish every Dr. Was as amazing and smart as him. He is exceptional, I thank god everyday that I found him. I trust him with my life. He should be the role model for every Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

I don't feel Dr. Pelle acknowledged my pain. He left the appointment open ended without a plan - I've yet to receive the after visit notes from my appointment with him. I was disappointed with my experience.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr Pelle is a rare type of doctor the matches his knowledge with true underlining concern and care.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

My care and overall experience at Cleveland Clinic has been exceptional! The surgery has allowed me to return to a very physically active lifestyle that would have been Impossible without having the surgery and care I received from Dr. Pelle, his staff and all the people at the Clinic who served me before, during and after surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Great is going to help me

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr Pelle and Carissa were terrific team- kind compassionate and clearly explained expectations for further treatment. Will continue care with these providers as they recommend options for relief of pain. Great experience.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

I can not say enough about Dr. Pelle. He listens and is genuinely concerned about my pain and quality of life. I believe he has my best interest in mind and truly wants to help me.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Came away a little confused by all the information but was very comfortable with the doctor and his confidence. He made it very clear that the decision is my and that he would answer any questions and concerns that I might have now or in the future.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Pelle was very straightforward about his ability to help my problems. I was very pleased with my appointment.

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