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Matthew Kraay, MD

Matthew Kraay, MD



228 Ratings 56 Reviews


Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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First Available: Thursday, Jul 16


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  • Director, Joint Reconstruction and Arthritis Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Kingsbury G. Heiple and Fred A. Lennon Chair in Orthopedics, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Center for Joint Replacement and Preservation, UH Cleveland Medical Center


  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstruction


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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University Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121

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UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

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UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.6 out of 5

228 Ratings

Patient Comments (56)

Reviewed On 3/17/2020
Dr.Kraay was the best of many orthopedic doctors i have seen in the past five years. ***

Reviewed On 3/7/2020
I had very good experience with Dr. Kraay. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing joint replacement.

Reviewed On 3/2/2020
I had a great experience with Dr. Kraay during my appointment, and his nurse was very helpful when we finally got through to her. ***

Reviewed On 2/27/2020
This was my first visit. I was very pleased with the Dr. Krray. [...]

Reviewed On 2/24/2020
Dr Kraay performed my hip replacement on [...]. I very much appreciated his skills and the precautions he and his team took to ensure a good result for me. I am very happy with the results and would recommend Dr Kraay without reservation.

Reviewed On 2/24/2020
This was a 6 week post-op check-up on my left total knee replacement, done by Dr. Kraay. I have had very good results indeed, with already a quite good range of motion. Am started outpatient PT, mainly to strengthen the quad muscle. Dr. Kraay and his team at Force Therapeutics have answered questions along the way and have kept me apprised of things a) I need to do and b) need to watch out for. I am very, very pleased with the surgery and its results.

Reviewed On 2/23/2020
I totally trust Dr. Kraay!

Reviewed On 2/19/2020
Dr. Kraay is wonderful. I have a very complex problem and he always spends a lot of time with me (and my husband) discussing different options.

Reviewed On 2/17/2020
worst bedside manner i have ever experienced, dr obviously did not review my chart prior to my visit, he was very impersonal and appeared annoyed

Reviewed On 2/16/2020
This doctor may be a good surgeon, but he doesn't take time to listen to his patients.

Reviewed On 2/15/2020
50 minutes wait without being notified of reason, 25 minutes in waiting room and 25 minutes in exam room. He is the worth wait,

Reviewed On 2/13/2020
Good doctor

Reviewed On 2/10/2020
Excellent first meeting with Dr Kraay. Two medical professionals highly recommended Dr. Kraay for my hip surgery. Their recommendations were based on personal experience with Dr. Kraay. He explained very clearly to me the procedure and related pre surgery and post surgery procedures. All my concerns and questions were answered. Dr. Kraay intensely listens and was very forthright with his answers to my questions. I am looking forward to having my hip replaced by Dr. Kraay and to an improvement to my overall well-being.

Reviewed On 2/4/2020
Doc & Staff were fine and very considerate from desk staff, x-rays, etc.

Reviewed On 1/27/2020
provider was rude and made me feel as though I was a bother. I will definitely not see him again or recommend anyone else to him.

Reviewed On 1/22/2020
Dr. Kraay and everyone in his office at [...] was outstanding!!

Reviewed On 1/15/2020
There was no delay & no additional appointments needed. I have complete faith in Dr Kraay

Reviewed On 1/13/2020
had a very good experience with the health care provider

Reviewed On 1/12/2020
wonderful experience. Everyone was very professional and helpful.

Reviewed On 12/15/2019
I have seen dr Kraay for several years and this past year had both knees and hips replaced. I felt very well prepared and am pleased that these have been completed by dr Kraay.

Reviewed On 12/1/2019
Great doctor, very friendly and knowledgeable. Gave me future options regarding my knee pain.

Reviewed On 11/30/2019
my experience was good, [...]

Reviewed On 11/15/2019
Dr Kraay took the time with me and explained everything about my condition and called a colleague to help me out

Reviewed On 11/11/2019
Awesome visit!

Reviewed On 11/10/2019
the doctor is very businesslike and professional and gives me a feeling of confidence as my health provider

Reviewed On 11/10/2019
Dr. Kraay is exceptional.

Reviewed On 11/2/2019
well oiled machine.

Reviewed On 10/27/2019
Very popular doctor. I was glad to have seen him and was expecting to wait a little bit. Timing was no problem with this specialist.

Reviewed On 10/25/2019
I was impressed with the doctor's knowledge and manner

Reviewed On 10/15/2019
Dr. Kraay & his staff are EXCELLENT!

Reviewed On 10/12/2019
We called Dr. Kraay's office with a medical emergency and it was handled quickly by his staff and then by Dr.Kraay.

Reviewed On 10/8/2019
excellent care. Dr. Kraay called me directly about my condition (knee replacement and then IDD when incision was not heaiing properly)

Reviewed On 10/1/2019
care provider excellent appointment scheduler terrible

Reviewed On 9/23/2019
Dr. Kraay did a very good examination.

Reviewed On 9/21/2019
excellent experience

Reviewed On 9/14/2019
went to see Dr Kraay to discuss total knee replacement and problems with my other knee- very helpful, professional ( both dr and staff) and visit.

Reviewed On 9/7/2019
I was surprised at how quickly I was checked in and xrayed prior to seeing Dr Kraay. We didn't wait long to be seen by dr. either.

Reviewed On 9/6/2019
Dr. Kraay replaced my right hip in 2002. It is still working well after 17 years. I have currently scheduled a knee replacement with Dr. Kraay. Due to the long term success of my hip replacement, Dr. Kraay is my obvious choice for knee surgery.

Reviewed On 9/1/2019
on the whole the appt. went well. I liked Dr. Kraay and the advice he gave me. I would see him again when necessary.

Reviewed On 9/1/2019
Dr Kraay is the best orthopedic surgeon in the city ! I have referred numerous colleagues to him and he has never failed to impress. uH is blessed to have him!!!

Reviewed On 8/30/2019
Had Dr. Kraay for knee replacement six years ago and I'm back for the other knee. I think that speaks well for Dr. Karyn.

Reviewed On 8/27/2019
explained about my knee and options and what to expect for surgery and preparation

Reviewed On 8/24/2019
This facility and all providers have been respectful, timely, and thorough when discussing my conditions and plans to treat. Dr Kraay and his team are excellent and never rush through discussions or explanations. again, very good at what they do. I would recommend this facility and Dr Kraay to anyone that needs their expertise and facilities. Dr Kraay needs to be recognized for his terrific bedside manor.and willingness to discuss anything and answer any questions to put you at ease. [...]

Reviewed On 8/22/2019
good experience with Dr Kraay explained my X Ray & what to expect with hip replacement

Reviewed On 8/18/2019
Matt Kraay is an excellent doctor and I am pleased.

Reviewed On 8/18/2019
Very Good all the time. I trust Dr. Kraay

Reviewed On 8/17/2019
I had an excellent care from Dr. Kraay. He made himself available for the several follow up visits that are not normally necessary for this procedure. We really appreciated his efforts and interest in providing personal care!

Reviewed On 8/16/2019
care provider (dr. ) exelent, his assistant [...] did nothing for me, never called with any answers, I ask , after one week I try again with office assistance [...] and I got call in half of hour after I call to get appt. with dr. next day! tanks for people who does the job well done!

Reviewed On 8/11/2019
I was made to feel very well taken care of in every way by this team. Thank you.

Reviewed On 8/10/2019
Dr. Kraay did my daughter's knee replacements and I was very happy that he was the one that did my knee injections!

Reviewed On 7/31/2019
This has been the best experience I have ever had-Dr. Kraay and his staff are excellent and have the utmost of care and respect for their patients. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone that needs their expertise and care.

Reviewed On 7/30/2019
Very understanding of my concerns, and those of my wife, and very clear and helpful in explaining what was going on and reassuring us we need not worry. Reduced my anxiety a lot.

Reviewed On 7/27/2019
I had both hips replaced within 7 weeks and Dr. Kraay was awesome, kind, patient and explained everything to me so I would understand. I couldn't have had a better doctor.

Reviewed On 7/21/2019
Good experience doctor easy to talk with and to get answers to the questions I had.

Reviewed On 7/20/2019
very good. clear and concise!

Reviewed On 7/19/2019
dr kraay is the best!

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital For Special Surgery (1990 - 1991)

Fellowship | Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1989 - 1990)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1984 - 1989)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1983 - 1984)

Medical Education
Wayne State University School Of Medicine (1979 - 1983)

Other Education
University Of Michigan (1977 - 1978)

Michigan State University (1977)

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, Matthew Kraay did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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