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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

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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 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:

  • 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

202 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

I have seen Dr. Pelle in the past and like him, and trust his knowledge and reputation as well as that of the Clinic overall. I am glad now to have all my care at the Clinic after having spinal surgery. I feel I am in good hands with the team I am developing now.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Pelle is the greatest!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

My entire experience from my initial visit, throughout testing, pre-op, operation, and post-op follow-up was exceptional. I highly recommend Dr. Pelle and his team, along with the entire Cleveland Clinic program. I am grateful for the care and results I received. I am now back to work and feeling great.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

You guys should be the model of how health care providers should operate. I was being told by other providers I could not be seen for several months. The CC could have gotten me an appointment the week I called. The scheduler I spoke with was very kind and caring. I even told her since receiving my MRI report and contacting other providers she sounded like the first I spoke to that actually cared. I wish I knew her name because she deserves to be commended for her professionalism and caring attitude.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Could not have been any better. I left my appointment feeling relieved, informed and very optimistic after meeting with the physician.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Exceptional care! 1. My doc of. was great!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Pelle is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

outstanding bedside manner by both staff and Dr. Pelle! very pleased with his care and services. explained things well. very reassuring to patient and gave options.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr Pelle doesn't always tell me what I want to hear, but I'm positively certain he tells me the complete truth, and I have absolute faith in his care.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

both the PA and Dr where great

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

I am so glad I chose Dr. Pelle as my surgeon!!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Pelle makes me confident in my decision to go forward with surgery. I greatly respect him.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I feel like so many doctors don't take the time to listen to you. Dr Pele was so Compassionate, took the time to answer all my questions. I know I will get the best care here to get my quality of life back. I have been struggling with horrible pain for so long.i know Dr Pele genuinely cares about helping me get better

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr Pelle is awesome as a doctor and as a person. I'd trust him to operate on my spine anytime.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

I received exceptional treatment and care from all doctors/surgeons.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Pelle and his staff were outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Given the challenges presented by Covid-19 I feel access to the services provided by Dr. Pelle and his staff were exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

I have already recommended to a lot of people to go to Cleveland Clinic & to seek out *Dr. Pelle.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

I could never thank God enough for *Dr. Domonic Pelle & his whole staff I trust him & them 100% with my life & care.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

just knew after meeting him that he was there to get answers for me. thanks dr pelle

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Pelle was very thorough in discussing my situation. He outlined surgery procedure and recuperation time. He took his time with me and gave me ample opportunities to ask questions. I am very comfortable with having surgery after talking with him.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Very professional staff. Extremely helpful in decision making for my condition by all involved, particularly Dr Pele!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr Pelle was very nice and answered all my questions .

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Pelle was very up on what is happening to me. I have the utmost confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

it was a good experience. I liked the doctor. The nurse who took me in and took my vitals was very polite. The people who work at the Cleveland Clinic are seem very friendly and helpful. Its nice that you have staff wearing red that you know you can go to to ask questions if your lost.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr Pelle is excellent and I would refer others to him.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

It's always a great experience with Dr. Pelle. I trust him more than any Dr. He is very compassionate, the best experience with a Dr I have ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr. Pelle and his entire team was the best team I ever had! They truly took the time to explain everything. Even when I had concerns after surgery they always went the extra mile. Thank-you!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr.Pelle is the best!!!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020


Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

When I started seeing Dr Pelle in 2017, I was in such pain and hunched over. I had such a bad experience with the surgeon who did my first back surgery, that I was very afraid to trust another doctor. Dr Pelle never pushed for me to have another surgery. For almost a year and many visits we got to know each other, what my expectations for another surgery were and what he felt he could deliver. He was honest and said if something isn't right we will go back in and fix it. I was sold. He had heard my fears. I immediately felt better after the surgery. I walked without a walker once it was safe. I instantly had no pain in my legs and now have very little pain in my back. before the surgery I thought my life was over. My social life was non existent. I could not be very active with my grandkids. Boy has my life changed.. We went to Disney World in November and I was able to walk the entire time. No scooter needed. It is all because of Dr. Pelle. When someone tells me how amazing I look I tell them all about this wonderful doctor at Cleveland Clinic. He really did give me my life back and I will be forever greatful. My family and myself have nothing but love for Dr Pelle.

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