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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Knee Surgery
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 47 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Bones
  • Joint Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Painful Joints
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
View all 9 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - MSU McLaren Regional Medical Center
Orthopedic Surgery
Flint, MI USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - Heidelberg College
Tiffin, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgery, knee arthroscopy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 5/7/2019, Dr. George 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.

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

311 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

My physician was based in Lorain facility, at times challenging to contact him

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

I felt confident in the doctors explanations and recommendations but it was hard to comprehend everything in the short visit, maybe 15 minutes. Not very long for the initial new patient visit. I definitely felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

The visit was good (when it was finally realized). Was not notified first appt. was cancelled - it was, "Oh, he's out of town today", The next two that were scheduled were canceled due too his being in surgery. Why was it scheduled on one of his "surgery days". BUT the final visit was good. He's a good doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

original appt was rescheduled due to Dr had surgerywhich was fine but call back number was general number so took time tk reschedule

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr George was very informative and caring. took time to explain my post surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. George is very pleasant and very efficient. good services and took no time at all.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

This was my first appt with Dr George

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I found Dr George very helpful as this was the first time he had seen me.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

great doctor andhuman being

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Super Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr George is a very, very exceptional provider. so glad he was the surgeon my fiancee and I chose for our care!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

We recommend Dr George and staff to alot of people we talk to

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

very excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr George is the best a very good lisener and good advice when asked

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

It's always a pleasure to see Dr. George

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

I have recommended others to Dr. George

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. George went over everything wonderfully.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

*Dr. George was excellent. The other 2 who were not requested had to be told to leave.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. George is a very good dr. Hes very nice and through when he talked to me. He explained everything to me very well. I just think hes a fantastic dr.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. George is absolutely phenomenal!! Such a fabulous surgeon and person! I'm very blessed to have him as my doctor and couldn't be more satisfied with the overall experience. can't wait to do my other hip next!!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Felt very comfortable with Dr. George. He explained everything very well

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I believe I was misdiagnosed. Did not feel like the provider listened to me

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I am very pleased with Dr George and his work.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

I had a great experience wit Dr. George - he took a lot of time explaining my options for surgery and what the procedure would involve

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

based on past surgery experience with Dr George

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. George did a hip replacement for me 3 years ago. I wouldn't have anyone else don't knee replacement.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

dr Geo and staff were wonderful. they would answer my questions and very helpful

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dr George is so caring and understanding. He also listen when I'm talking which is very important to me. I feel very confident about my surgery and healing progress.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr.George indicated he wanted me back for a follow up in 4 weeks but the earliest I could schedule for was 6 weeks. Then the appointment was rescheduled to a week later (at a different clinic site) because of a conflict with Dr. George's schedule.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr George and staff are phenomenal, I recently had a total hip replacement. He and his team put me at ease during surgery. I absolutely recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr George and staff are just fantastic. We are fortunate to have his practice here

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. George made me feel very at ease, answering all questions.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Excellent doctor!! His hands were blessed when he did my surgery & no pain anymore!! He is a blessed man.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr George was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I felt completely at ease explaining my problem, and left feeling encouraged and hopeful.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

I was impressdd with Dr. George himself. I had not met him before, but I believe he is an excellent physician, and he communicates well.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

I felt like I bored the doctor , as we were discussing my problem he yawned at me as to say I bored him set me off a little

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. George is SUPERB!!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr George is excellent! He is professional, kind and courteous and answers all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr George and staff are always very professional and very helpful during the x ray process. I had a brace fitted this visit and everyone was very helpful

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

I always recommend Dr George to fa,ily and friends although the drive is a little far- it is worth it.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

I waited for over an hour and fifteen minutes past my appointment time. When I checked in at the desk, the two individuals were sitting there talking amongst themselves and acted as if I was an inconvenience to them and made no mention of the doctor running behind. Once I was finally brought back to a room, I continued to wait and had to step out to ask someone how much longer it would be as I had scheduled someone to watch my infant while I attended the appointment. When the doctor finally came in, he did not even acknowledge how far behind he was and how long I had to wait, seemed totally rushed for my appointment, spent less than 10 minutes with me, didn't let me explain all of my symptoms, and seemed totally disinterested.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr. George is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. George in thoughtful and informative. Great bedside skills. He's my choice for referring a friend in similar orthopedic concernes.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. George is great. Very smart, attentive , and professional. Not in a hurry, makes eye contact when he speaks, and he make sure you understand. I appreciate his patience because many physicians look at their computers more than their patients. Dr. George is an example of the great doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr George's nurse is very professional and personable. She does a great job.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. George helped me tremendously in prescribing a diuretic to reduce swelling causing discomfort and having me start wearing the compression stockings again. I feel the best I have in several years!!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

I used my chart and requested an appt with dr George, never heard back from anyone

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Overall a positive experience. Dr. George was very professional. As a Nurse Practitioner myself, I was very impressed with Dr. George's attention and his incorporating my desire in treatment modality. I felt respected, and included in my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr George and his staff makes you feel that they truly care about you.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

very attentive and informing. Dr. George explained everything to me as he sat down on a stool. listened to me and asked if I understood what he told me. he said if the pain came back for me not to ignore it but, to come back. The X-Ray tech was knowledgable and she explained how and why as she worked.

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