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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Lorain Orthopaedics

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Heel Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Nonsurgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Sports Safety
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Hand Problems
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
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 USA

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

Undergraduate - University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH USA


  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports Medicine, Injection therapy, Ultrasound Injection treatment

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Vikas Patel, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/10/2022, 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

290 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Patel was excellent. Very concerned and has a great personality. Made my experience very pleasureable

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Patel's explanation of my current conditions provided relief from over months of worry. I trust that I should be able to return to some normalcy after my visit.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

From the very beginning my primary care physician has always connected me to the most talented people within the field of medicine, and for that I am truly grateful as well.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr Patel is always quick in replying to my messages.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr Patel is always very caring and knowledgeable. He listens to your concerns and takes into consideration what type of treatment might be best for you personally. He's the type of doctor who thinks outside the box to try to find the best options for each individual patient.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr Patel is always very flexible when trying to accommodate patients with their scheduling needs.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Love Dr. Patel

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

One of my favorite physicians.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Both Alex and Dr. Patel were very easy to communicate with regarding my procedure

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Could serve as a model for all care providers.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

From the initial meeting, the detailed assessments, timely feedback, detailed diagnosis, follow up, with calls, and on line answers to questions, Dr. Patel, Alex, all staff are to be commended.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr Patel was very knowledgeable, helpful and concerned for my health explanation very well and listened to everything I had to say

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr Patel is a very kind, patient, caring and knowledgeable physician. He takes his time with you and listens and thinks outside the box with treatment options, which is what I need, since I am not able to have replacement surgeries. I would highly recommend Dr Patel to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Patel is a great doctor and always helps me out with my knee issues.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr.Petal was great

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Patel is very courteous and on time

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Doctor Patel is excellent. Very compassionate and very skilled.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Patel is all around great!!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr Patell was very excellent, he was clear and concise and quite empathetic. My only concern is that I'm not exactly clear on next steps if the pain does not diminish. I would've liked a print out but I will go into my chart.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr Patel and staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr.Patel was excellent. Very knowledgeable and informative and eased my concern about my shoulder problem. His explanation was thorough and informative and I felt he heard my concerns and ably addressed them to my satisfaction. I have confidence in his care.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Patel had a very nice chair side manner.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr Patel was excellent in his patient care. Listened to me.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

The doctor and his entire staff very friendly and professional

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Patel is great. Gentle, and aware of my pain level. He had a student this time, and treated him with respect and I felt gave value to the student's participation.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Patel listened to my concerns. He reassured me about my treatment plan for my broken arm.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. Patel is awesome! He really cares and goes out of his way to help you. He Is a professional.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Patel and Dr. Pitt were very nice and took the time to explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. Patel is a true professional

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Patel and found him to be very informative and patient.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Absolutely would recommend Dr. Patel.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr. Patel provided excellent care

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Patel was excellent. He explained my condition and recommended care .After giving the injections he returned to check on me.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Always a pleasure with Dr. Vikas

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