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Matthew Kraay, MD

Matthew Kraay, MD



219 Ratings 47 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: Wednesday, Jan 27


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  • Director, Joint Reconstruction and Arthritis Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • 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
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine


  • 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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UH 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 Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

219 Ratings

Patient Comments (47)

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr Kraay made me feel very comfortable about my upcoming surgery. He is so experienced and knowledgeable.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
dr Kraay was excellent

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Excellent experience with the care provider.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
I was thoroughly impressed and satisfied with the care I received. The provider was concerned and caring.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
I had the best care possible. This provider is my orthopedic surgeon. I was taken care of as perfectly as possible. I feel very fortunate to have had this surgeon and his support staff.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
dr Kraay was excellent and professional.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Excellent care from my physician as well as all staff I came in contact with during my visit. Efficient and competent as well as friendly, I felt very much at ease.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
very positive

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr Kraay was thorough and professional. I have confidence in him.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr. Kraay is wonderful and always spends time with me answering all my questions. This was a 6 week post-op follow-up for an extensive orthopedic revision and I would never have anyone but Dr. Kraay do my hip surgeries. In my opinion, he is the absolute best surgeon!

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Excellent result after hip replacement surgery. Dr. Kraay is the best orthopedic surgeon! He also did my both knee replacements. His staff is very capable as well!

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr. Kraay is a very good doctor. ***

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
the BEST!

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
The doctor seemed very rushed and overwhelmed with patients. Would have liked to been able to spend more time with him as I had many more questions.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Very satisfied with my first knee surgery with Dr. Kraay. And, I'm confident that the other surgery will be fine.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr Kraay is a skillful empathic physician. He shows great interest in my health and is easy to communicate with

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
this was the 6 week checkup post TKR- I've had both knees done by Kraay & team - excellent team of people - knowledgeable ,approachable and very helpful- highly recommend- Kraay & team are excellent

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr Kraay identified my problem and treated it with excellent results.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
I would definitely recommend Dr.Kraay to anyone seeking advice or need hip replacement surgery. He was courteous and listened to what I had to say and answered my questions.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Definitely very confident and put my mind at ease. ***

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Dr.kraay is always respectful and straight forward about all the information that I need for my condition.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
I've never been happier with a medical appointment. Dr Kraay addresses the problem directly with no BS (excuse the other to describe him) helps to educate me looking forward and ultimately makes me feel a whole lot better.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr Kraay was awesome

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Kraay is an EXCELLENT physician. He is genuinely I interested in finding a solution to my problem. He takes adequate time with you and does not rush out of the room. This is my second experience with Dr. Kraay and his staff and I highly recommend him and will be the only physician that I will use for his expertise. He is a wonderful asset to UH !

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr Kraay has been available whenever I called... day or night.. I would definitely recommend him for knee replacement surgery.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
excellent doctor

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
When I started experiencing issues with my knees I knew I would go to see Dr. Kraay. My husband went to him for his knees replacement. We were both very pleased with his knowledge ,bedside manner & care.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Krayy and the whole experience was efficient yet didn't seemed rushed. :)))

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
My visits with Dr. Kraay and his associate are always good....the whole office is efficient, appropriately friendly and kind.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr. Kraay is always professional, respectful, and thorough when discussing my diagnosis and care plan. I appreciate his conservative approach and the time he spends discussing my questions and concerns.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
I saw Dr. Kraay for pain in my hip. X-Ray showed that I need a hip replacement. Will have Dr. Kraay perform this procedure probably sooner than later. Was told to contact his surgery scheduler when I am ready to have the surgery. Dr. Kraay did both my knee replacements and know I will be in great hands for my hip surgery!

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.

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.