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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only, Researcher
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Fairview Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Stabilization Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 14 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Damascus University
Damascus, Syria

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ghaith Habboub, MD.

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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 8/9/2021, Dr. Habboub 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

163 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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Doctor explained the operation in detail. He was caring and kind because I was anxious.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Alot of my answers are out of the doctors hands due to the fact that he is so busy....Great doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr Habboub is my favorite doc at the easy to talk to, attentive to my concerns, kind bedside manner. I cant say enough about how pleased I am with his care.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

My video visits were check ups after my surgery. I had an in-person visit on my first contact with Dr. Habboub and felt this was important for me to meet him and discuss my medical issues in person. He was also able to use props in the office to explain further my back issues. I would not have wanted a video visit in that case; however, for follow-ups post surgery to see how I was doing and if I had any questions about my recovery, the video visit worked well and saved us a 3.5 hour drive each way to see him.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Everybody in his office including the doctor himself are all very nice courteous and helpful people and always get back to you as soon as possible

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Habboub is always pleasant and caring. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. He instilled confidence and that helped me a lot as I struggled in recovery! He is truly an asset to CCF

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

The staff at Dr Habboubs office has been very prompt and helpful with all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

I do have questions for the doctor that I forgot to ask. But he was very pleasant and I understood what he was saying to me.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr.listened to my fears and concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

The Dr was excellent. He showed the MRI and explained the surgery in detail. I was also able to read some of his publications about using AI and robots to perform surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr. Haboubs explaining my procedure and answering all my questions

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Doctors has called and checked on me for 8 months because he is very concerned. You couldn't ask for a more caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Very thankful he is my doctor

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

The doctor was very clear, showed me the issue, outlined options and recommended a path forward that was logical and least invasive. I was impressed.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

I have already let others know about this positive experience and I will continue recommending Dr Habboub to anyone needing neurosurgery.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Habboub was very thorough in explaining the issues with my back, using the MRI images and model of the spine to clarify.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Haboub is an excellent Dr. And is very comfortable to talk to.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Habboub is the BEST! VERY caring and explains things well. Listens to my and my family's questions and concerns.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr. Habboub explained everything clearly and showed me via the Zoom session where my problems lie and what he would do in order to correct the problem. I had a previous appointment with Dr. Habboub in Dec where he discussed the need for surgery and since my situation devolved, I decided to go with surgery. Dr. Habboub did a great job of explaining how he would perform the surgery and gave me details that I think any lay person could understand. Great job! I also appreciated the fact that he had posted his notes on MyChart within a few hours of the appointment - this eased my mind about our discussions.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Very please with Dr. Habboub! We wish their were more caring doctors like him! He made me feel at ease before going into surgery!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

the doctor showed and explained in detail what was happening on terms you can understand so that you can help on making the best decisions for healing and recovery......

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Bed side manner excellent one doctor shared personnel experience with me.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Habboub is awesome, truly concerned about my well being and pain

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

since my wife could not attend Dr Habboub allowed me to discuss my treatment and condition on my cell phone to make a surgical decision together

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Habboub was very compationate to my pain and wories that i might be a cripple after this operation. He is on top of my list of wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr Habboub was very plesent, easy to talk to and answered all my questions

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