Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Bone Tumor Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Center
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Pathology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Soft Tissue (Sarcoma)
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Steroid Injections
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Surgical Treatment of Bone Tumors
  • Surgical treatment of metastatic bone disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Tumors / Masses Of The Foot
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Tumors
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Fractures
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Problems
  • Malignant Bone Tumors.
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pediatric Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
View all 36 Specialties +


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About Lukas Nystrom, MD

Lukas Nystrom, MD, is a staff physician in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.  He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Iowa, and a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Florida. He specializes in the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal tumors.

In medical school Dr. Nystrom was to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an Emerging Leader member of the American Orthopaedic Association and a full member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and International Society of Limb Salvage.

Dr. Nystrom is interested in advanced techniques in limb-sparing surgery for musculoskeletal tumors, as well as in complex hip and knee replacement surgery. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and has made many national and international presentations on topics related to orthopaedic oncology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Florida College of Medicine
Orthopedic Oncology
Gainesville, FL USA

Residency - University of Iowa
Orthopedic Surgery
Iowa City, IA USA

Medical Education - University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN USA

Undergraduate - Saint Olaf College
Northfield, MN 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 7/4/2020, Dr. Nystrom 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. Nystrom receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Onkos Surgical, 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

165 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Nystrom has been wonderful throughout our very stressful diagnosis and treatment of our son. He has shown compassion, understanding and knowledge that has made a very difficult situation a little easier. He is the best we could have hoped for in medical care.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

I am blessed to have Dr. Nystrom caring for me and my condition. From day one he has listened to me and my problems and concerns. He developed us a plan to follow with solutions in mind to get me well and active again.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Very good visit with doctor

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

always a pleasure with Dr Nystrom

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Nystrom and staff are very caring,exceptionally prompt regarding responding to my concerns,and exceedingly professional.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Doctor and Staff are the best. My wife and Dr. & Staff are the best. My wife and I are of the same feeling about Dr. Nystrom.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Nystrom is best doc I have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

My dr was great. My video appt went much better than the first one. I had trouble connecting because I was using my phone and didn't realize I needed to download safari. Your you-tube video did help. Wish there was a way to confirm before your visit that you were connected and all was good before your appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Nystrom could not have been better and more professional. complex procedure done with ease. extremely impressed

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

would recommend Dr. Nystrom to all

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

dr nystrom was awesome ! the final results were tremendous! No Pain !!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

excellent visit. Dr Nystrom was thorough and informative. very professional and treated me very well. I am proud to have him as a fellow Cleveland Clinic physician

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Have received excellent care from Dr caring and has always addressed my concerns regarding surgery and post op tx. Hade 2 lb tumor removed from my left thigh and recovery was long.His staff have been caring and patient in answering questions I have had post opWould highly recommend Dr Lucas Nystrom (although I hope I never have to)

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr Nystrom saved my life. I will be forever indebted to him

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

I think Dr Nystrom is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr Nystrom is first class

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Very impressed with Dr and Physician assistant. we learned more in this visit than a years worth we had with local doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Nystrom has been informative, sensitive and a good listener from the beginning of my care. He has been an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr Nystrom was determined to figure out what was going on with mehe was very genuine in his care

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Nystrom is always very good in explaining the MRI and CAT scans results.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

*Dr. Nystrom was fantastic. All doctors were very good.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Nystrom has exhibited a true concern for me over the last 2 1/2 years.this final surgery has given back to me a quality of life I so wanted.he and his staff, including Kristi and Michael, are true great people!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

All good. The visit was virtual with Dr. Nystrom and more convenient and seemingly more personalized than a normal office visit might be. The only thing I omitted to do was upload some items which I will contact his office this week on how to do so after the visit. In my opinion, virtual appointments are the future.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Nystrom was so awesome. Made me totally relaxed although I was anxious through the whole process and follow up he was always available....

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Best damn Doc on the block!

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr.Nystrom is by far one of the best doctors I've ever had. He is very kind and caring, takes the time to hear all of your problems, and tries to find the best solution for your issues.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr Nystrom is very kind and efficient. He goes over all options and explains why they may or may not work. He takes the time to explain things and really works for what is best for you.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Can't say it enough. He is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Nystrom is one of the best. He was recommended to me by one of the top orthopedic doctors in the country (because I was no longer in his care due to relocation) and overall, he has been great. Personable, knowledgeable, and actually listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

I had planned to see Dr. Nystrom in person but had a Video Visit because of the virus. This was arranged very efficiently.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Nystrom pulled up my scans and reviewed them with me thoroughly, then provided detailed, clear explanations about medical decision-making process - incredibly helpful and reassuring; I could not have asked for a better experience

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Everyone was amazing at the office at Hillcrest hospital. They answered all my questions and helped me gain a better understanding of my disease process. Dr. Nystrom was very knowledgeable and compassionate in helping me with my challenging pathology.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr Nystrom is a very caring doctor and takes the necessary time to ensure the patient's questions have been answered and proper care for the patient.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Nystrom is a very kind and patient caregiver.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr Nystrom is a sweetheart, he's very attentive and understanding. He explains everything and listen to all your concerns. I was so nervous about my procedure which he put me at ease, visited me in the hospital to ensure I was ok. He's an awesome doctor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Lukas Nystrom was very understanding and exceeded my expectations for reviewing my records thoroughly before meeting with me.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr Nystrom was very caring.

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