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
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

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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 8/22/2019, 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:

  • 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

192 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

*Dr. Pelle and the staff were excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Our experience was amazing. We were treated like friends by *Dr. Pelle.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Pelle and his staff make you feel like family.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Good docs very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

*Dr. Pelle is excellent! *Dr. Pelle took all the time I needed to ensure all my questions were answered. He listens & is not at all in a rush. Qualities some surgeons do not have.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

had bad news, but Dr. Pelle was very empathetic.He showed his concern and offered what could help in a different way, therapy. This Dr.Pelle, get to notch marks from me.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

It was very good I found the doctor to be very polite and kind and the staff was just as nice as possible I would highly recommend you again

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Dominic Pelle and staff are great people, they always make you feel almost like family.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Pelle has always made me feel more like a friend than just another number. He has the best bed-side manner I have seen in a doctor for a very long time.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

love this group of doctors and nurses

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Pelle is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Pelle surrounds himself with an excellent teM.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Experiences with ALL physicians were very caring and interest and intent and intensive for my best care. *Dr. Pelle and his team of doctors saved my life after sodium drop.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

I was - and remain - very thankful for my doctor's professional expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr. Pelle is the best! Always has time to explain everything and address your concerns!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

care provider listened carefully and was very tentative. His answers were brief and to the point and could be understood very well. He explained everything that I ask of him to my understanding

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Pelle. was helpful in making arrangement, He is. a wonderful and professional Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr Pelle was excellant-explained things very well,was extremely curtious,actually had time to spend with me during visit.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr Pelle is a great listener, communicator and humbled. These are qualities of a well grounded professional

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

The doctor was great in showing and explaining my problems. I really like that he showed me pictures of the area that the pain was coming from. Also explained what kind of surgery he was going to perform on my back

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Pelle was very concerned with my problem.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Pelle is the only doctor to say he will find out my disability. Appointments seem a little far apart from visit to visit.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr. Pelle is a world class doctor in my book and I am sure the same with many others. I have seen a numerous amount of Doctor's over the years for my issue and he was the only one to take the time to understand, consult, treat, and show the utmost care towards my issue. Dr. Pelle has been the reason I got my life back and never lost hope.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I was very prepared with questions. Dr Pelle was very caring and answered all questions to my satisfaction

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I have the utmost respect for Dr. Pelle, and he in turn has shown me the same in return, I would/will Highly recommend him, and have recommended him as a provider!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Pelle was relaxed & unhurried. He literally spent all the time that was necessary to address my health problems. Unlike some doctors I've seen recently, he assured me that he would do the kind of surgery that I would need when the time comes. Most importantly, he explained things in a way that I totally understood.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

I am pleased with everything. Dr.Pelle made me feel very good about my upcoming surgery.He is excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. bonus and pelle , great!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr Pelle.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2019

I loved *Dr. Dominic Peele!! He gave me my life back!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

*Dr. Pelle was absolutely the best.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

I have already suggested Dr. Pelle to a family member. He is a gentle, kind gentleman.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Dominic Pelle was very professional and personable. This was my third opinion with spinal surgeons and I am confident that the diagnosis I received is the correct one. Furthermore, Dr. Pelle referred me to another surgeon for additional follow-up diagnosis. This is the second time that doctors at Cleveland Clinic have saved me from unnecessary surgery. Dr. Pelle was the only doctor (out of three, two not at Cleveland Clinic) who actually conducted a physical examination in addition to reading the MRI. I appreciate his advice.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr Pelle and everyone in his office is excellent.Would definitely recommend everyone in this practice!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Every person I have had contact with at Cleveland Clinic has been extremely polite and has gone out of their way to help me. Dr Pelle is a great surgeon and his nurse and PA are helpful and easy to talk to. He takes his time and answers all my questions and acts like a doctor not someone who thinks he is God. I would recommend him to anyone, including my friends and family.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Awesome treatment. He is a surgeon but recommended I try a device with a pain mint Dr before we jump into a very complicated surgery. Dr Pelle cares more about his patients care that just jumping in and doing surgery and making money.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Very, very satisfied with Dr. Pelle, Physician Assistant and his whole staff. Very professional and caring!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Pelle's communication skills are second to none. I understand my situation and what might need addressed in the future. Even if A person is not thrilled where they stand, to me it's better to know. He did the best job explaining my neck and back that anybody has ever done. That's a good thing!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Pelle has my complete confidence. I plan to rely on him for follow up care of my spine.

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