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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.445.3777
Fax:
216.636.5406
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • 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
  • 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
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

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)
View all 50 Specialties +
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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 Education - 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

See publications for Ajit Krishnaney, MD.

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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 9/17/2021, Dr. Krishnaney 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. Krishnaney receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation

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

175 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
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

When Dr did come in the room, he sat down with us and explained surgery he planned to do and asked if we had question and took the time to answer our questions. He took his time with us and we had no feeling that he was in a hurry to move on to next patient.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr Krishnaney was excellent

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Krisnany took away all my fears for this surgery. I really trust him.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. K came across very concerned, but positive. Wish the virtual would've worked.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Krishnaney is the best

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Excellent doctors that explained everything, showed test results, listened, answered questions and put my mind at ease about making the decision about surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr.Krishnaney is one of the best doctors I have ever seen as a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

My physician (neuro surgeon) was exceptionally courteous and respectful. Communication every step in my visit. Physicians assistants and doctors fellow wonderful. Extremely satisfied.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Krishnaney. He is easy to talk to and he took his time to explain things to me. I am very appreciative.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

I'm very impressed with Dr. Krishnaney. He listened to my concerns and was very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

this was the first time I met Dr krishnaney. I was very happy and comfortable talking with him.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

I highly recommend Dr. Krishnaney. He is thorough, professional and personable. I never felt that I was just a number and harried through any appointments and most importantly, my surgeries.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Krishnany was amazing

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

I have sent 3 patients already to dr krishany !!! I love him and his team!! he gave me my life back!!

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