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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 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

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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 9/1/2022, 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

125 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 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

I love my doctor, I loved the visit, but I waited four months for the appointment and the doctor was four hours late to see me. Other than waiting too long, it was wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Krishnaney is one of the best physicians that I have visited during my time as a patient at cc! He is very professional, and caring care provider!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

I would recommend all of my doctors to anyone. They were all 10's

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. Krishnaney's secretary, Carol, was fabulous and super helpful in getting my telehealth visit set-up in a timely manner.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. Krishnaney helped me and my husband feel confident with the surgery proposed by our local neurosurgeon. Lessened the anxiety greatly!

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr. Krishnaney explained options and outcomes. He is an excellent doctor who finally figured out my situation. I am so thankful for that. My situation is unusual and other doctors were either dismissive or perplexed. I am so glad I found Dr. Krishnaney.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

The ease of moving around the hospital from department to department was amazing. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Dr. Krishnaney's team, including Marina Taduco and his Nurse, Carol, were absolutely amazing, fully explained everything and were compassionate and caring. I would highly recommend this team to anyone and everyone should the need arise.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Both the Fellow and physician reviewed the MRI in detail showing the problem. Using the MRI, the physician ,Dr. Krishnaney, Showed me (with drawings)exactly the fix that would be used for the best approach to help me.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Krishnaney's nurse, Carol, was available after my appt. To help schedule future testing and surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Krishnaney gave me enough time to ask all my questions and was very thorough on his explanations. Excellent physician.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

I have seen several back surgeon, but dr Krishnany is the best!!!! His knowledge and his communication skills and his interaction impressed me!!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Krishnaney is the consummate professional who always has the highest respect for his patients!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Good experience. Dr. K was listened to my concerns, and found a workable solution for my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Krishnaney was extremely thorough in his review, comparison of prior tests, explanation, and plan of care about my tumor. He patiently and kindly listened to me and responded to my questions. He followed up with a call from his wonderful PA, Marina who communicated the next steps. He did what he said he would do. Dr. Krishnaney is an outstanding example of what I consider world class medical care and an blessed by having him as my specialist.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

He is a fantastic doctor...makes you feel like a good friend is taking care of you!!

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