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Robert Berkowitz, MD

Robert Berkowitz, MD

Ratings

(4.6)

174 Ratings 44 Reviews

Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

Center for Orthopedics
5001 Transportation Dr
Sheffield, OH 44054

Schedule an Appointment

Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Friday, Feb 17

440-329-2800

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Biography

Dr. Berkowitz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the spine, and was the first surgeon in Lorain County, Ohio to perform a cervical disc replacement. Dr. Berkowitz was chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Andrews Air Force Base’s Malcolm Grow Medical Center. While in Washington, D.C. he ran a clinic at the Pentagon where he treated the nation’s top leaders and military personnel. Additionally, he served in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Middle East, caring for many American soldiers, airmen and seamen.

When treating spinal conditions, Dr. Berkowitz employs many nonsurgical options including physical therapy, injections, and referrals to pain management, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy to help patients heal non-operatively. However, if a patient ends up needing surgery, Dr. Berkowitz has extensive training in minimally invasive spine surgery and the use of a cutting edge device called an ultrasonic bone scalpel. With these techniques, patients often have incisions less than an inch long and are discharged home on the same day of surgery with minimal pain. “The majority of my patients do not have surgery,” he explains. “But when surgery is the best option, I am trained to perform the most advanced surgical techniques.”

Expertise

  • Spine Surgery

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Languages Spoken

English

Office Locations

Center for Orthopedics

5001 Transportation Dr
Sheffield OH, 44054
440-329-2800

N Olmsted HC Ste 200B

26127 Lorain Rd
North Olmsted OH, 44070
440-329-2800

Center for Orthopedics

32800 Lorain Rd
North Ridgeville OH, 44039
440-329-2800

Center for Orthopedics

254 Cleveland Ave
Amherst OH, 44001
440-329-2800

Center for Orthopedics

319 W Lorain St
Oberlin OH, 44074
440-329-2800

Patient Experience Reviews

4.6 out of 5

174 Ratings

Patient Comments (44)

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
He is one of the orthopedic doctors I have seen. Very caring attitude and friendly and has a caring attitude.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz and the entire staff are caring, professional and provided me with the best care before and after my back surgery. Great team. Dr. Berkowitz is the best and I recommend him and UH to everyone with back issues.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Very good

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz was very pleasant and suggested I go to PT and PM. He feels It will help me with my leg problems.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Good Experience

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Great medical experience. Great service and very concern about my problems.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing surgeon and physician that most definitely has superior knowledge and expertise in his practice. I consider myself very fortunate to have been recommended to him and I am so grateful for all he has done for me to alleviate my pain and suffering.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Doctor experienced and knowledgeable for advice. Advised me needed therapy, not surgery for back pain. Asked about knee pain and scheduled one of U.H, specialist to see me in near future. Very satisfied that my primary doctor liked my choice of spinal surgeon.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Couldn't be better

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Good

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr Berkowitz and his team provided the very best care I could ever ask for. I cannot say enough good about him. I highly recommend him

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
As always I was thoroughly impressed with not only Dr. Berkowitz but also with his P.A.'s & his secretary. ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz was kind, thorough and listened to our problem and concerns. Highly recommend

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Excellent Dr and Staff

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
This doctor and all the other doctors at this practice as well as the staff are friendly helpful and even funny when we talk. ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr is professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. He is an excellent surgeon. I am pleased with the results.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
I really liked Dr. Berkowitz. He helped me a lot.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz and his staff have always been very attentive. *** During my evaluation and treatment time with his office I have nothing but good things to say. When I've called their office and told them my questions, they have gotten the answers from the Dr. And Called me back promptly to relay his answers to me. Post op they have been excellent as well. I can't stress enough how much Dr. Berkowitz and his staff have been excellent work with.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Excellent care Dr Berkowitz was very caring, professional & did a great job on my surgery & follow up every appointment. I would highly recommend his expertise. Great Dr & Surgeon . Thankyou so much

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Excellent Doctor, Staff hospital

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent Doctor and Staff

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Good

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
This doctor is an excellent doctor and person after my experience after my surgery, *** Dr. Berkowitz showed a caring personal side by telling me I gave everyone in the office a scare and giving me a hug while after explaining what actually transpired. He said my decision to ask to stay overnight after my surgery saved my life. ***

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
All good

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
All good.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz is an excellent and caring surgeon ***

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
I was very impressed with the efficiency of this office. Great staff, Dr. Berkowitz actively listened to my concerns! Awesome visit.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Everything was explained to me by the staff and doctor. They also assisted me in making other appointments with other clinicians I needed to see.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Excellent

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
This provider and all the other providers in this office are top-notch and professional. The support staff is helpful and courteous. I have always been pleased with everyone that works there both past and present. I have been seeing the doctors here for over 20 years. I will not see another orthopedic surgeon unless referred to them by the doctors here.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
*** This provider is very thorough when discussing medical procedures and very attentive in follow-up appointments.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Good

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Professional

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz is probably one of the most caring Dr.s I have ever seen. He takes pride in what he does.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Would go here again for emergency illness or injury.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Berkowitz is awesome and preformed top notch cervical surgery on me. Thank you so much..

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I was very impressed with Dr. Berkowitz and his team. Great people!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz is so wonderful. He saved my life. *** The whole team that works with Dr. Berkowitz are also wonderful.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I received the best care possible with Dr. Berkowitz, Dr. *** and staff. Thank you all for the great care and surgery, I feel 100% better!!!!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent Experience.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
This provider performed *** surgery on me and I am very pleased with the outcome. Very thankful that I had this surgeon. He is attentive and helpful and answers questions fully. Would recommend this provider to anyone.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr Berkowitz is straight forward and I trust him in performing my upcoming surgery in ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Very pleased with this doctor and practice

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr. Berkowitz is one of the most compassionate Doctors I have ever had. ***

Certifications & Memberships

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Spine Medicine
Spine Medicine - Akron General Medical Center (2007 - 2007)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Akron General Medical Center (1999 - 2004)

Medical Education
University Of Vermont Larner College Of Medicine (1999)

Undergraduate
University Of Connecticut (1993)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Robert Berkowitz did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.