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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:

  • 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

201 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

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr Pelli is a very knowledgeable doctor. He answered all our questions and more.We are very happy with his "doctoring" He is a very caring person and Dr. We travel almost 2 hours to see him.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Meeting with the doctor was easy. The doctor was nice and patient with my questions. I felt a lot better about my upcoming surgery after talking with him.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I/my souse and I, could not ask for more! Dr. Pelle is brilliant!!!!!! The ENTIRE Spine Health Instute is a very, Jon a junior way, considering Dr. Pelle, is brilliant! Cameron Hall is so charismatic and makes sure everything is clearly understood. He cares so much and functions as the literally the best PA I have ever known in my life of unfortunate medical events! please show everyone some love and appreciation for me!!!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Excellent! I'm already referring because I am now post op and thrilled!!!! I apologize but the name of Dr. Pelle's office PA, but she is the junior Cameron Hall! Excellent!

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

*Dr. Lou - very good bedside manners and informative, PA *Wells excellent at getting me discharged. She also answered all my questions.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

dr Pelle and staff (especially Andrea) were good at answering questions

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

dr Pelle explained procedure and outcome and used spine model to show exactly what he would do. that visual was priceless to me!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr Pelle did not offer any options until four days prior to my scheduled surgery. His resident was a very nice compassionate person, however he is cold and insensitive.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

*Dr. Dominic Pelle was fantastic and so knowledgeable and didn't hesitate getting me to surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Very pleased with the care and Dr Pelles' attention and concern

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

awesome the doctor is great

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr Pelle is very personable and makes me feel comfortable in his care.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr. Pelle, members of his surgical team and staff have provided exceptional service and care before, during and after my surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I've responded many times I feel my experience at the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Pelle and his staff has been exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

very good visit altogether!! Doctor Pelle is very good and the guys that work with him are also!!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Those guys are great! I understand that the Doctor is a busy man!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

I was well pleased with my visit . My questions & concerns were addressed & answered. Each staff member I encountered was courteous & pleasant. Dr.Pelle is always pleasant & unhurried when I see him, listens patiently to my complaints & always has a plan of care for me

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

l had a very pleasant visit with Dr. Pelle

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

excellent Dr. Very thourough, explains everything.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

I was at ease with Dr Pelle. I feel certain he will be able to improve my condition

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Traveled 8 hours to get to Clinic & was then told the doctor I was scheduled with didn't really deal with my type medical issues. I left in tears.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

I was explaining that my fall in Oct caused the new break, but my back pain was getting worse during the past summer. Dr Pelle said exactly what I was thinking ''We'll fix you one step at a time!''

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

I think Dr Pelle is an excellent doctor. The first time I was there he had all the time in the world for me and never made me feel rushed. When I saw him on Tuesday,two weeks before my surgery he seemed to have plenty of time again. I understood everything he told me and I know before surgery if I have any more questions he will take the time to answer them. I was thrilled when he told me it was a routine procedure. I feel confident that he will do the best he can for me. I thank God I have him for my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

*Dr. Pelle's team was awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Pelle met all my expectations, listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. Have the utmost respect for him as a physician.

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!!

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