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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Martin Health
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Orthopaedics
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About George Balis, MD

George Balis, MD, has been a physician for more than 30 years. After more than 20 years as a general orthopaedic surgeon, which included joint reconstruction surgery, arthroscopic surgery and fracture surgery, he joined the staff at Cleveland Clinic in 2005 as a non-operative orthopaedist. He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights



  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Osteoarthritis, prevention and treatment of injuries in the aging athlete; treatment of hip, knee and shoulder problems

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/21/2016, Dr. Balis 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

241 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Was a fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

I appreciate Dr. Balis and his staff very much. Brilliant, sharp, knowledgeable, and they ask questions & listen.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

The doctor was a very good listener

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr Balis was very concerned about helping me, as well as his staff!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Balis was very good and gave me a lot of time. He was easy to understand and very patient. I would recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr Balis was one of the best Dr's I have had and would highly recommend him to everyone

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I like Dr Balis. He seems to listen

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022


Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

*Dr. Balis and his staff are wonderful, kind, great bedside manners. Compassionate.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022


Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr Balis is one of the best doctors I have seen in my 74 years.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

All was awesome. Dr. BALIS is a great and caring Doctor

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr was excellent with explaining his diagnosis and what he felt to go forward

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr recommended treatment which relieved my mind.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Thorough info about my issue and the various treatment options - First-rate doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Balis is great.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Balis was great

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

I was very happy with Dr Balis in all catagories.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Balis is knowledgable, friendly, professional, and efficient. He discussed options. He was very gentle while giving me the gel injection.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

The appointment went really well. Friendly informative staff. Doctor Balis gave me a thorough exam and was very helpful in diagnosing my knee deformity.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Balis was fantastic! One of the best docs I have seen, ever.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr Balis, spent all the time I needed with my questions.He was very detailed in examining.He explained everything with all optionsSuperb ServiceProfessionalJust Excellent

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

I recently moved here,and the Physician "quick access" number was very good at listening to my issue and reason for seeing an orthopedic doctor. I was very happy with the selection of Dr. Balis for my shoulder issue.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Balis was very attentive, courteous and polite. Excellent bedside manner...great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr Balis is very professional, patient, and well informed Dr. I would definitely recommend his office to others.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

*Dr. Balis described my x-rays & scans with care, so as I could see what is going on with my hip. Thank you for taking the time.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Balis was thorough and explain my problem. There was a mix-up regarding my xray. Dr. Balis advised he will call me directly when receives the results, which he did.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

The doctor was courteous and understanding

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

I enjoyed meeting Dr Balis. He gave me several options and helped me to make my decision for treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr Ballis is great. Really took the time to assess my issue & explain things including what I could do.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr.Balis was great

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Excellent, empathetic , caring, kind physician, listens uninterrupted

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr Bales was wonderful This was my first meeting with him and I was a bit apprehensive , but soon saw I was in great hands!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr Balis is a true professional

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Balis is a talented doctor, is compassionate, and highly knowledgeable. Excellent staff too. Dr. Balis is the best!!!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Excellent doctor. De. Balis explained everything, had excellent bed side manner and was very knowledgeable. Best doctor ever.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

As his nurse absolute pleasure. Dr. Balis is definitely someone who cares about his patients. Excellent quality to have.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

The Dr is wonderful. Very thorough, takes his time and doesn't rush.He focuses on the knees while shows interest in your general health. He explains things better than my GP.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Good service and excellent doctors!Thanks

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Basis was wonderful and very patient. He really listened to me.

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