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Robert Berkowitz, MD

Robert Berkowitz, MD

Ratings

(4.5)

185 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: Thursday, Jul 14

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

4.5 out of 5

185 Ratings

Patient Comments (44)

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. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Doctor was great. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Very good experience. SoPleased with Dr Berkowitz & the surgery he performed. *** Thankyou so much . Excellent surgeon

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
*** excellent! I have recommended Dr. Berkowitz to all my family and friends. Also, UH!.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I have to say . This office is the friendliest doctors office I have ever been in . Every single person has a great personality and very high energy. Love my experience. And my doctor is fabulous. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing surgeon. By far, this is the hardest surgery I have ever had. It's painful, but he and the team did a terrific job by far! The incision looks great. No infection, healilng great! I can't thank him enough. I've been in pain with this condition for years.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Felt that Dr. B is very knowledgeable. He has done extensive work on a friend and he came highly recommended

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I consider Dr. Berkowitz a friend as well as my Orthopedist

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
It was an awesome visit! Dr. B. Was very personable and knowledgeable, answering all my questions and I left the office feeling very safe and secure about my upcoming surgery. His Staff was very polite and just plain old nice! They all get an A+!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr, Berkowitz and his staff understood the situation completely, and they were very professional in their knowledge of my condition. They did an excellent job on my surgery! I will definitely go to Dr. Berkowitz if I need anything done with my neck again!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Excellent care

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Great service

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
I would rate Doctor Berkowitz as best in the business above and beyond the scope of medical care and professionalism

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Every one was excellent.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I'm very pleased with Dr. Berkowitz and his Staff. I'm at ease with him doing my upcoming surgery. I would highly recommend him! Great job!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Good

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Berkowitz and his staff are friendly and efficient. I whole-heartedly appreciate and recommend whenever I can.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I gained confidence when Dr. Berkawitz explained the test results. I realized he knew a lot about my pain and he offered help. I could not follow through with surgery at this time in my life. I'm hoping I will be able to make it another year or so. I know this, Dr. Berkawitz is the only doctor I will consult with my pain or any other damage I incur. He has the experience I need. I trust him.

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
good

Board Certifications

  • 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.