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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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Back Strains & Sprains
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spine Wellness
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
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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 10/25/2022, 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

97 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

17 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I really like Dr.Mendis. I will continue to seek him if I have further issues.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr Mendis has been excellent to work with to reach my healthcare goals.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

I really like Dr. Mendis

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr. Mendis was awesome! Getting in for an appointment was a nightmare!

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Mendis provided positive feedback for the exercise changes I've made and excellent motivation to continue. Since my visit with him and the therapy he prescribed I've had minimal back pain and totally free from the sciatic symptoms.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Excellent appointment. Dr. Mendis was very thorough in his examination. He took his time explaining things. He gave me several options to get some relief from my pain.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr took his time to prescribe right medicine for pain

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

I arrived with a problem and questions. Upon leaving I knew that my exam was thorough, my questions were answered and I was especially pleased that a plan for my options and the timing of the options had been discussed. I was impressed by the level of care and the repectful and caring attitude of the physician.

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