Treatment & Services
- Brain Aneurysm Surgery
- Brain Biopsy
- Brain Tumor Diagnosis
- Brain Tumor Management
- Brain Tumor Surgery
- Cervical Spine Surgery
- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
- Gamma Knife Treatment
- General Neurosurgery
- Lumbar Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Neurological Surgery
- Spine Decompression
- Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
- Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
- Stereotactic Surgery
- Surgery For Spinal Tumors
- Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
- Thoracic Spine Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Adult Brain Tumors
- Aneurysm, Cerebral
- Brain Hemorrhage
- Brain Lymphoma
- Brain Metastases
- Cervical Infections
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Cervical Tumors
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
- Chiari Malformation
- Complex Cervical Deformities
- Complex Spinal Disorders
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
- Herniated Disc
- Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Spinal Cancer
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Dural Fistula
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Neoplasms
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Tumors
- Stenosis - Spinal
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Shriners Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Medical School - University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
Undergraduate - University of Buffalo Hospitals
Buffalo, NY USA
Adult and adolescent scoliosis, complex spine reconstruction, deformities in the spine, degenerative spine conditions, minimally invasive surgery of the spine, spinal stenosis, spine tumors
Research & Publications
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As of 4/18/2018, Dr. Dakwar has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.
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170 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
Each person I have come in contact with at Cleveland Clinic, from parking valet to everyone connected with seeing the doctor and scheduling my next appointment have been a credit to your facility. This is a first class organization.
Reviewed on Mar 17, 2018
Dr. D_____ performed a miracle, as far as we were concerned.
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2018
This was a consultancy visit where the provider offered other options than surgery and has provided me with the necessary referral letters.
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018
I cannot say enough good about *Dr. ELIAS DAKWAR. *Dr. Dakwar is the standard that all physicians should be measured by.
Reviewed on Jan 12, 2018
we now have a plan that I have confidence in. there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel.
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018
again the appt took 10 weeks and then they tried to give me to another doctor 36 hrs before my appt
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018
took enough time to answer all my questions
Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017
STAFF is the best
Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017
Dr. Dakwar was excellent in explaining everything that is needed.
Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017
Gave me basically same info as first Ortho. Now sending me to third one for discussion regarding shot.
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2017
Dr. Dakwar is great. He was my surgeon in May for an L4-5 right microdisection. I have no pain now whatsoever. I would recommend him to anyone facing a herniated disc that requires surgery. He is the best.
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2017
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