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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Patricia Lichtenberger Medical Plaza
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Primary Location

Patricia Lichtenberger Medical Plaza

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 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


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals
Orthopaedic Surgery
Dayton, OH

Residency - The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
WASHINGTON, DC United States

Internship - Suburban Hospital
Bethesda, MD

Medical Education - University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian

Undergraduate - Long Island University
Brooklyn, NY


  • 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 10/3/2023, 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

313 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Balis impressed me with his immense knowledge and he was very kind and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Balis shows extreme concern and listens to the problem.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Best doc I've been to for my knee

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

So glad to have found Dr Balis. I am very confident in the care that I am receiving

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Balis listened to my concerns and educated me about options . Very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

I liked Dr. Balis very much. His demeanor is very professional and I felt safe under his care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr Balis is wonderful to be with.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Very pleased with my first appt w Dr. Balis , He addressed my concerns and help w my issues . Been to see him several times .

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

The doctor and his staff were very kind and courteous also very professional

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Care provider made the necessary arrangement for my follow up care and recommendations for future doctor care.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr Ballis is an excellent Dr who listens and takes his time deciding what is best option for care.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr gave recommendations that are available before surgery is done.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024


Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Doctor took extensive time to explain mr issue and advise on treatment options going forward.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Was very patient explaining everything and making sure I understood

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

1st visit to this doctor - was excellent. My finger is 100% better.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

A very good experience. Thank you! Doctor was terrific.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

I found Dr.Balis to be very helpful and kind.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

I found Dr Balis to be a very knowledgeable and compassionate person as well as a doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr.Balis = excellent!!!!!

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