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 Education - 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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145 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.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
15 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022
Dr Kalfas was thorough and informative.
Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022
Doctors excellent especially Dr Kalfas and his team
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022
Dr. Kalfas kindly accepted me for an appointment in a day he has surgery and spent time with me speaking of my condition. Dr. Kalfas also called me to review his thoughts of possible treatment after re-reviewing my MRI.I find him to be a thoughtful thorough Doctor, who Is really concerned about his patients and i hold him in the highest regard
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022
Dr Kalfus and his team seem to truly care! I will be having cervical surgery in October and would not go anywhere else!
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022
I have total confidence in Dr. Kalfas and his skills as a top neurosurgeon. I know at least 2 individuals who have had back surgery with him with excellent outcomes.
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022
Dr Kalfas was very professional and took his time thoroughly explaining my condition and the recommended surgery. He was very personable, kind and caring! I completely trust his assessment and judgment. I am truly blessed to have him as my neurosurgeon!
Reviewed on May 20, 2022
Doctor Kalkaska is very good he's a good listener and he cares about the patients.
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022
Very good doctor, but seemed to be unwilling to help reach a conclusive reason for my being there in pain.
Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022
Doctors were all very considerate, caring & helpful.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022
All was good. Always great. I get treated with the utmost respect and knowledge of what is happening with my spine and exactly what they will be doing in Sugrey. I always have told my friends to. Come here to see dr Kalfis and some have. And they were happy too. Keep up the good work.
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022
Dr. Kalfis is a consummate professional
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022
I will recommend Dr. Kalfas to my friends and family members. He was empathetic and thorough.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022
Dr.Kalfas is a true professional and carried out my needs very well.
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021
The Cleveland clinic has set a new standard for me. You have out done even the UofM hospital system. I'm glad I took the 3 hr drive for 2nd opinion. Yes I'm from Michigan. First dr in a long time to take the time they should w their patients!
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021
I love the Dr. I saw. He took time to explain things to me. He even caught a major thing in my back even the U of M missed! All I can say is he is great, and thank you!
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