Ajit Krishnaney, MD

Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Cervical Deformity Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy For Brain Avm
  • Deformity Correction
  • Emobilization of Cerebral Aneurysms and AVMs
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Image-Guided Spinal Navigation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sarcoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Metastases
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Spinal Vascular Disorders
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Stroke
  • Syringomyelia
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Venous Malformations
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
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Biography

About Ajit Krishnaney, MD

Ajit Krishnaney, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Center for Spine Health, an Associate Staff Physician in Neurological Surgery and an Associate Staff Physician in the Cerebrovascular Center at Cleveland Clinic.

He was appointed in 2005. Dr. Krishnaney's specialty interests include cervical spondylosis, degenerative spine disease, complex spine instrumentation, spine tumors, spinal cord tumors, syringomyelia, spinal vascular malformations, cerebrovascular disease including AVMs and intracranial aneurysms, general neurosurgery.

Dr. Krishnaney attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin, and he completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Medical School - University of Wisconsin Medical School
M.D.
Madison, WI USA
1999

Undergraduate - Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, CA USA
1994

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

AVMs, brain aneurysm, cerebral aneurysms, cerebrovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease including AVMs and intracranial aneurysms, cervical spondylosis, complex spine instrumentation, degenerative spine disease, general neurosurgery, spinal AVM's, spinal cord tumors, spinal cord vascular malformations, spinal vascular malformations, spine tumors, stroke, syringomyelia, treatment of spinal cord vascular lesions, vascular malformations

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/6/2016, Dr. Krishnaney 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

144 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2017

Happy, peaceful, well cared!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

Dr. Krishnaney is a very thorough Doctor in every way.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2017

It was outstanding!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2017

Kind and thorough. Wants to avoid harm. Understood my health issues.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2016

I know I had the best doctors for my surgery I have ever had for my back. I'm so thankful for that. BEST EVER!!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2016

Dr. Krishaney is very good surgeon and I highly recommend him for spinal surgery to anyone & everyone!

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2016

VEry respectful to me (wonderful).

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

Great doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2016

good

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2016

Dr. Krishnahey and his team are excellent.

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