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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Spine Wellness
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprains
  • Back Strains
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Medicine Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Nassau University Medical Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
East Meadow, NY USA

Internship - Saint Mary Mercy Hospital
Transitional Year
Livonia, MI USA

Medical Education - Nova Southeastern University
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Davie, FL USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Phillip Mendis, DO.

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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 7/24/2023, Dr. Mendis 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.

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

145 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Mendis also went over the possible side effects of the medication I am on and reminded me what to keep an eye on.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

This was a situation where the Doctor didn't have to see me in person and I am very grateful for the video visit.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

I'm very pleased and satisfied with Dr. Mendis.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

My first time with Dr. Mendis was a great experience for me and my health!!~

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

I was listened to for the first time in 3 years. I am extremely happy with the staff and Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Mendis was thorough, competent and caring

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Good experience. Just takes so long stone before you can see a doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Mendis always takes time to answer questions and explain procedures.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr mendez is always very caring, compassionate and professional. Actually the most caring physician I have ever have.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr Mendis was very professional. I am happy to continue being in his care.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Both Doctors I saw were listened and gave me all the time I needed. They really listened and I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Care provider discussed with me, and examined me very well

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

I would always prefer being seen by Cleveland Clinics staff and Doctors

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr. Mendis is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I enjoyed my conferance with Dr. MENDIS. We discussed all aspects of my current condition with his reccomendations for my continued diagonosis of spinal stenosis.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr mendez is very detailed, caring and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Everyone from nurses to MD were excellent

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Excellent doctor and very pleased with results

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

He is a Great Doctor and very kind and listens to your concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I have already referred someone to Dr. Mendis

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Of allThe doctors I've seen since coming to CCF, Dr Mendes ranks #1! He was thorough, professional , and performed the procedures effectively. He is a kind doctor. I wish he was my PCP.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr Villanova got me appt with dr Mendes's. He did a great job and dr mendes was a great MD

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr Mendis listened carefully to my concerns about treatment of the spinal cord. He was able to provide options and together we chose the least invasive treatment first. He provided instructions on what to do should the medication work but needed to be increased to provide ultimate comfort and also what to do if the medication did not work. We will be persuing other options on our next visit.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Mendis was very thorough, and gave very good explanation of my neck problem and the options. Really good communicator, excellent demeanor.

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