Treatment & Services
- Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
- Cervical Deformity Surgery
- Cervical Spine Surgery
- Complex Spinal Instrumentation
- Complex Spinal Reconstruction
- Complex Spinal Surgery
- Deformity Correction
- Image-Guided Spinal Navigation
- Lumbar Fusion
- Lumbar Spine Surgery
- Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Revision Cervical Spine Surgery
- Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Surgery
- Spine Decompression
- Spine Reconstruction
- Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
- Thoracic Spine Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aging Spine
- Back Disorders
- Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Cervical Tumors
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
- Complex Cervical Deformities
- Complex Spinal Disorders
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Neck Pain
- Spinal Cancer
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Disorders
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Metastases
- Spinal Neoplasms
- Spine Pain
- Spine Tumors
- Stenosis - Spinal
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA
- Cleveland Clinic Practice Management Course
- Minimally Invasive Anterior Approaches to the Thoracic Spine
- Practical Course on Spinal Instrumentation
- Prestige Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement Training Course
- Coflex Interspinous Posterior Interspinous Device
- Neurological Surgery
complex spinal surgery and reconstruction, image-guide spinal navigation, including instrumentation and fusion, Minimally Invasive Surgery, neck and back disorders
Awards & Honors
- EDI Innovation Award, Surgical Navigation Device, 1998
- Top Doctors in Northeast Ohio, 2003-2011
- Best Doctors in America, 2005-2011
Innovations & Patents
- Surgical navigation device
Research & Publications
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As of 8/30/2016, Dr. Kalfas 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.
Royalty Payments. Dr. Kalfas receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Mako Surgical Corp.
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.
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201 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2017
very good experience
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2017
very kind. good explanation, presented options
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2017
It was important to me that Dr. Kalfas spoke audibly and had good eye contact. He was concise while reviewing the MRI and when giving advice he was friendly and approachable. I didn't mind the wait, because it was a consultation.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2017
Dr. Kaifas is an excellent surgeon.
Reviewed on Dec 29, 2016
One the nice man/dr. every meet -
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2016
Should have been told screws were going to be put in head. Dr never came out to speak w/my family after surgery & never saw Dr. Kalfas once while there.
Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016
Dr. Kalfas was a great doctor to do this sx. I was SO confident knowing he was going to help me get my quality of life back & he did. Dr. Sulchdeep was very reassuring and really met all my needs, especially my little problem with urinating & BM. Great doctor also.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2016
I waited five months to see Dr. Kalfas. Glad I did! What a wonderful dr. I was in terrible pain. Not its gone.
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2016
Dr. Kalfas is a life saver!!
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