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Department Sports Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Concussion Center
  • Concussion Evaluation and Testing
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Orthobiologics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Imaging
  • Sports Physicals
  • Steroid Injections
  • TenJet Minimally Invasive Tenotomy
  • Ultrasonic Percutaneous Tenotomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursa Tendon Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Athletic Ankle Injury
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Athletic Foot Injury
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Baker's (Popliteal) Cyst
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Dance Injuries
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Infection
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries in Athletes
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Running Injuries
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sports Concussion
  • Sports Fracture
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports-Related Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenex
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tennis Shoulder
View all 58 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Graduate School - University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

Residency - Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Family Medicine
Houston, TX

Medical Education - Kansas City Univ of Medicine & Biosciences-Coll of Osteo Med
Kansas City, KS United States

Undergraduate - University of South Florida
Biomedical Sciences
Tampa, FL


  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Tendinopathy, Minimally Invasive Tenotomy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michael Dakkak, 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 4/2/2024, Dr. Dakkak has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Dakkak receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • HydroCision, Inc.

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

375 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

98 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Omg Dr Dakak is the best sports medicine doctor ever. I send all my family to him

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Doctor Dakak is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He's spectacular.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Amazing Dr Dakak is the best

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Dr Dakkak was kind and compassionate. He answered questions clearly about the diagnosis and treatment he recommended. Overall a pleasant experience

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

I feel that Dr. Dakkak truly listened to my concerns and was able to give me some relief from my issue. It is the second time I have seen him. It would be wonderful if he give give other physicians lessons on how to treat a patient with care. I thoroughly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

I could not have asked for a better team from Dr. Dakkak to the 2 nurses that helped

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Care provided was excellent. I will return to this doctor

Reviewed on May 22, 2024

Very impressed with Dr Dakkak

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr Dalkkak Was very thoughtful with my concerns and I really am thankful for such a great Dr

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr. Dakkak is the BEST doctor at Cleveland Clinic and really listens to patients problems and concerns. I wish there were more physicians like Dr Dakkak.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Michael is very professional, listens attentively to my concerns.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Excellent. Dr Dakkak always makes me feel better with his upbeat attitude. I know he wants to help me with my issues. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr. Drakkar was very professional and courteous. He was elated about the progress of my knee and listened carefully to the exercise steps that I had taken following therapy. He has a warm disposition which makes him very approachable. He was also very responsive to any questions asked.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. Dakkak is extremely thorough and explains everything that he diagnoses as the problem. Extremely friendly and caring.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. Dakkak is a medical professional who listens, explains and takes time to know his patients. We need more physicians like him!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

My total experience with Dr. Dakkak's entire staff could not have been better. They all showed exceptional concern for me and well being.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Dakkak's professionalism was amazing. He listened to me. Explained everything and asked the right questions to understand my progress. I felt I was being treated by a friend. This is a young, highly skilled physician that you need to keep on your staff. This man is one of a kind.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr Dakkak is very informative,patient and respectful.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr Della's is a competent and thorough provider. He demonstrates a personal interest in caring for his patients

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr D's assistant, Yulissa, is always helpful. She helped with clarifying my follow-up appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

The doctor was very courteous.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Best Doctor in town

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Loved the bedside manner of Dr Daakak. He was the first doctor to carefully explain my MRI and X-rays. I really liked him and will use him now for all my orthopedic needs, not my old doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

I have been Dr. Dakkak s patient for over a year, and he has always shown his ability and willingness to provide his professional skills to support to ease my knee pain. My appreciation to him and his team.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Doctor is very helpful

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

The doc is great, goes beyond!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Dakkak is an excellent and knowledgeable professional. I feel very confident of his medical decisions.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Dakkak fully answered my questions or concerns . I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Dakkak is excellent doctor and I am glad to have him as my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Dakkak and his assistants are wonderful. He's an attentive, caring doctor whom I would definitely recommend.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Love Dr Dakak. Everyone was very courteous.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Dakkak and his office were exceptional

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

My experience with Dr Dakkak and his team could not be better. A sincere concern for the patient was clear and Dr Dakkak was thoughtful, patient and ensured all of my questions were answered.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Dakkat very good at explaining the problem I have with my knee, made sure I understood what he was explaining. Very social.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Dakkak has been amazing. I feel so fortunate to have him as a provider. He took care of my shoulder this time. Last time it was my knee. I feel SO much better.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Love dr dakkak

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

The doctor was very kind, listened to my explanation of my condition, did a preliminary physical exam, analyzed the ex-rays and explained clearly what he examined. Then he prescribed a first-step treatment (PT) with directions for follow-up in case this first-step was not effective. It was an excellent example of patient care.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Very well Dr Dakkak

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr Dakkak gave a cortisone injection in my right painful hip . Dr Dakkak did an excellent job treating my hip pain. Now a week later my right hip is feeling better.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Dakkak provided exceptional care. Clearly outlining the treatment options and correlating plan.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

The doctor was very knowledgeable and seemed to be skilled in his field. I am very happy with the first set of gel injections. My knees already feel better. Special thanks to him

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Dakkak is a wonderful, caring doctor who listens to your issues and wants to help you with results in feeling better!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Dakkak spends a lot of time listening and explaining. Also, he explains several options for treatment and discusses with me.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Listened attentively to my questions . Communicated procedure , caring Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Alena and Dr Dakkak were both knowledgeable and caring!!!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Excellent physician who listens attentively and communicates well in a caring manner.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Dakkak is an excellent doctor and has great bedside manners.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Always a pleasant experience when I go see Dr. Dakak

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Always a great experience when I see Dr Dakak

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Dakkak is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Dakkak is wonderful. He fully explains everything, is easy to talk talk with, and most importantly, he listens to what I have to say.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr was amazing very thorough and understood what I needed highly recommended

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Daka is the only orthopedic who was able to prescribe the right test for my complaint and offer a solution to my problem.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2023

Make an appointment was very easy and they got me in very fast cause I was in pain and the doctor was awesome. .

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2023

The doctor was awesome. Great bedside manner, and knew exactly what was wrong with me.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2023

Dr. Dakkak was extremely knowledgable and explained several different treatment options for my issue. I look forward to seeing him again to hopefully resolve my issue.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I call my Dr. "ANGEL HANDS".====== He is not the BEST, HE Is the "BESTEST".......... I thank him "DAY / NIGHT "

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Just like before amazing experience ! Doctor Dakkke and his assistant explained everything and talked to me through the whole procedure!! Today 4days after visiting Clinic I feel much better!! I'm grateful and I do recommend the Cleevlend Clinic in Coral Springs to anyone I know!!!Thank you very much!!!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023

Dr. Dakkak is a great professional, knowledgeable, and he inspired confidence to me with his kind smile. Thank you!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Very good doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Excellent doctor and he and the staff made me feel really comfortable about doing my procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Dakkak is fantastic and I highly recommend him and his talents. He was the only one to determine my most severe leg problem to be a torn hamstring. Thanks you!!!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

It took 7 physicians to determine my leg problem over 5 years!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Dakkak is very knowledgeable, experienced, professional, polite, courteous, and a very good listener.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Dakkak explained my medical issues and gave me options to help to resolve them.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr reviewed my file and discussed the results of my therapy with me and plans going forward.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Dakkak is an amazing Doctor. He took care of my knee swelling the same day. My Husband has Cancer and I am his caregiver. Dr. Dakkak knew how difficult it is for me to schedule appointments for myself - so he was able to get my procedure approved by my Insurance Company and perform the draining of my knee during the initial appointment. Such care is admirable.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Dakkak's Nurse was also so concerned about my knee problem. I have already recommended so many of my friends to Cleveland Clinic and Dr.. Dakkak.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

So impressed with Dr Dakkak! I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Excellent experience. Dr. Dakkak is an amazing professional orthopedic.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Incre?ble professional and detailed doctor's explanation of the procedures Dr. Dakkak plans to do to improve my health.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Excelllent rapport with this patient. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Dakkak

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Smooth check-in with competent professional front desk. Eleni, Dr. Dakkak's medical assistant is warm, caring, and kind. Dr. Dakkak is very patient-oriented. He listens to my inquiries and provides clear and comprehensive information. Top-rated professional care. Thank you .

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Dakkak is great, one of the best!!!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Dakkak is absolutely appreciated, the best!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Dakkak and his team were excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Dakkak was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Great Doctor my pain is gone with his operation

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Dakkak is very caring, informative and well-versed in his field as evidenced by the measured and conservative treatment protocols he recommended

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Have always had a very positive experience w/Dr. Dakkak and his staff; much appreciated

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Dakkak gives great insight and awesome care regarding my knees issue

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Awesome Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Dakkak is very kind knowledgeable and professional. Excellent experience

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Good.evaluation of my problem was explained in details by doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Dakkak was amazingly professional, kind, caring, patient and knowledgeable. He explained in details the procedure I was going to have including what to expect afterwards. He listened and answered all my questions. One of the best doctors I have ever seen. After many months of pain, I was without any pain the next day, thanks to God and the expertise of Dr. Dakkak.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Dakkak is truly a blessing, I've never experienced such a kind and caring Dr his nurse was wonderful too. My right arm was in so much pain, his treatment relieved it. I can't say enough about him he's truly a gem.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Dakkak is an amazing caring and professional orthopedic. I will recommend him definitely!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Thank you Dr. Dakkak and him team for your caring and interest to provide the best professional advice to improve the patient's health.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Wonderful experience with each employee Reception - XRay - nurse and DR Dakkak is wondering. So patient and caring !!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr Dakkak is amazingHe takes so much time with you and is very caring. Goes beyond the call of duty !

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Great doctor, pain is gone and recoup is under way

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Dakkak is an awesome doctor! He is always engaging with the treatment and compassionate with his procedures. Thankful to be a patient under his care!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Most was set up by doctor but I like the service

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