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Robert Berkowitz, MD

Robert Berkowitz, MD



143 Ratings 20 Reviews


Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

Center for Orthopedics
5001 Transportation Dr
Sheffield, OH 44054

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Thursday, Nov 11


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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.”


  • Spine Surgery


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Office Locations

Center for Orthopedics

5001 Transportation Dr
Sheffield OH, 44054

UH St John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

Center for Orthopedics

32800 Lorain Rd
North Ridgeville OH, 44039

Center for Orthopedics

254 Cleveland Ave
Amherst OH, 44001

Center for Orthopedics

319 W Lorain St
Oberlin OH, 44074

Patient Experience Reviews

4.3 out of 5

143 Ratings

Patient Comments (20)

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Berkowitz was excellent.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Good doctor answered all my questions.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
very happy with the way everything is being handled

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Staff said that a Dr. that Dr. Berkowitz recommend would call me to set up appt. Been over a week & have heard nothing. Dr. Berkowitz is the Best Ever!!!!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
everything was great

Reviewed On 7/1/2021

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Great, thorough visit with. this doctor and staff.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
My doctor referred me to Dr. Berkowitz . I was very please with doc, he went over everything that he was going to do. What I can expect and how things should progress. I have the up most faith that I am in his most capable hands.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
He listens to me and tells me what I should do and best treatment

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Very good

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Every thing was fine.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
The doctor's confidence, energy and optimism were inspiring.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
I thought the doctor hurried me up and really didn't take the time to spend with me ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2021

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
love this doctor and his team.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr. Berkowitz and his staff have always been extremely courteous and professional. I knew that I was in competent hands and had total faith in the doctor's medical skills. I have referred several friends to him, and talked to his new patients in the waiting room about the success of my surgery.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
very professional and efficient doctor visit

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Care with Dr. Berkowitz is always excellent and the entire staff treated me as though I was the only patient . Dr. Berkowitz's skill and intelligence were outstanding!

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Doctor was not helpful at all...***

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
very satisfied with this experience. ***

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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)

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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

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