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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Heel Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Non-Operative Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Fractures
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Sprains
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Arthritis
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Sports Safety
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Hand Problems
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Vikas Patel, DO

Vikas Patel, DO is board certified non-surgical sports medicine physician. He grew up in the Cleveland area. He went to University of Toledo for his undergraduate studies, then went to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA for medical school. He completed his residency and sports medicine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe.

His main interests are non-surgical care for orthopedic ailments ranging from ankle sprains to osteoarthritis. He has a special interest in ultrasound and treatments for tendinopathy. He provides sports team and event coverage throughout Northeast Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - South Pointe Hospital - CCHS
Sports Medicine
Warrensville Heights, OH

Residency - South Pointe Hospital - CCHS
Sports Medicine
Warrensville Heights, OH

Undergraduate - University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH


  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports Medicine, Injection therapy, Ultrasound Injection treatment

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/6/2023, Dr. Patel 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

456 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

I understand that there are not enough doctors for the amount of patients that want to be seen but it would be nice to get an appointment in less than a month especially if the patient is in a lot of pain.

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

I have seen Dr Patel multiple times for injections for my carpel tunnel and it has always been a seamless visit.

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr Patel and his admin were great! I learned a lot about my situation and felt comfortable and confident with his care. He was very personable and was great at communicating, job well done by him and the Cleveland Clinic staff.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I was very impressed with her knowledge and ability to convey information to me.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Patel, his staff and everyone at Chestnut Commons is excellent!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Always a great experience with Dr. Patel

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Both the doctor in training and doctor listen to me and gave me time and a good resolution for my condition

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

I am hearing impaired, use cochlear implants and rely strong on lip reading to communicate. Dr Patel provided excellent communication during appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

The cortisone shot was injected well, but I ended up with blood on my white shirt. The draping could have been better.Dr. Patel's associate did the procedure. It was done well with no discomfort.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

I was very pleased with my care. Dr. Patel was very informative. Explained the xray results to me showing the arthritis in my knees. The anti-inflammatory medication he prescribed is great. The pain is very minimal now and I have started theraphy. I am very happy with the results of my visit

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr Patel is an excellent communicator. He is easy to talk to and I respect his opinion.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Always a great experience with Dr Patel. I always feel better after we've had an appt

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Patel was excellent, very thorough, and answered all my questions and helped me plan my treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Patel took all of my questions seriously, thoroughly discussed the pros and cons for each treatment option, took other health issues into consideration and together we came up with a treatment plan that I expect will work.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Patel the consummate professional, who listens to my concerns and answers questions in a respectful manner.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Patel and everyone in his office were extremely polite, caring and efficient.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

The medical resident began the appointment, gathering info for Dr. Patel. The resident was thorough and provided answers to our questions.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr.Patel was very professional but also personable. Definitely a benefit for patients and the clinic to have him on board.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Patel explained the procedure; what to expect before and during, which was reassuring.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Not very satisfied with my experience. We are now 1 month out from my knee injection and I'm in more pain now than before I received it. Dr. Patel did not tell me whether or not I'd be a good candidate for this treatment for my arthritis knee pain. Not very communicative at all. Now, I have to wait 6 months before any follow up treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Not very satisfied with my experience. We are now 1 month out from my knee injection and I'm in more pain now than before I received it. Dr. Patel did not tell me whether or not I'd be a good candidate for this (Durolane) treatment for my arthritis knee pain. I've now found out there are other gel treatments with better patient results. Not very communicative at all. Now, I have to wait 6 months before any follow up treatment!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

I have spoken to others on the excellent care and how the staff, and Dr includes me into the scope of treatment and care . Explains it in a level I fully understand.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Always a joy to deal with Dr. V. Patel

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Patel is very caring and experienced.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr was excellent! Diligent, polite, and great with communication.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

This survey rating is for Dr. Patel who showed concern, empathy and answered all my questions and concerned. He administered the joint shot with less pain the I expected.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Patel was wonderful- explained options thoroughly , suggested starting with conservative treatment which I agreed with but left decision up to me.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

I feel Dr Patel went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable, understood the procedure and wasn't in any pain.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

I was not aware that Dr. Patel would not be performing the procedure until they were ready to start. I should've been informed when he first introduced himself to me.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Doctor was great.. I feel so much better after procedure..

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Excellent physician.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr Patel was remarkable. He treats you as if you were his own family member. His bed side manner was very good.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Patel has very good bedside manner, gave me an opportunity to ask questions

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Patel knows me well and he is always making sure I can continue with my current activities

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Patel is very good and explains options for treatment to help make an informed decision.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Patel engages in real conversation, not just statements.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr.Vital is absolutely amazing. He took the time to explain everything in terms I could understand, was very patient regarding my questions and never "rushed" through the process.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Patel is excellent. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I was in excruciating pain and the scheduler went above and beyond to get me seen by the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Patel is wonderful at his job. He is very understanding and never belittles my medical conditions.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Patel very likeable

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Patel was great! 2nd time to see him.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

They were Awesome! Thank you Dr. Patel..! There were others as well, I do recall Kellie or Kelly ? She was Great Thank you for Clarifying everything!!!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Patel listened completely to my questions, concerns and answered them completely. He confirmed that I understood the procedure before he began. After the procedure he made sure I was ok and had no questions. Before I left the appointment, he confirmed that I understood the treatment plan we had formed.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Love my dr and everyone there. All very knowledgeable, kind and helpful!!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Staff were all very friendly and helpful, nurse & doctor listened and were informative and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Patel was professional, informative, and listened to what I had to say, believed me, and made sure I understood what my care plan was.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

He is excellent at what he does. Dr. Patel is one of my favorite doctors because he knows what he's doing. Offers solutions and provides great patient care.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Best Orthopedic doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Patel is wonderful! He was honest about what to expect during and after the TenJet procedure and the probable results. He has helped me regain a normal gait. I never felt rushed and he always listened to my concerns. Follow up injections for bursitis were also helpful in managing pain.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. V. Patel was an exceptionally kind, warm, and knowledgeable doctor. I felt he took a lot of time with me explaining the tenjet procedure to me and how it could help me. I feel very confident that he will take very good care of me!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. And Staff are always great an so through. Recommend him to all my family an friends.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I have had two positive experiences with Dr. Patel and expect to return for a more involved procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Patel is great!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Patel is an excellent doctor, and a good communicator.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I have recommended Dr Patel in the past andI would recommend him again.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Patel and his staff handled my problem in a very caring and professional manner. When I left I was satisfied with no additional questions or concerns after my visit.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Patel answered all questions and concerns I hadI felt he listened and put me at ease in dealing with my medical issues

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I liked Dr. Patel. He was efficient, appeared caring & fortunately for me, easy to understand.

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