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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (15)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert McLain, Spine Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. McLain has been reviewed by 32 patients who have provided 15 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.4
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.8
Bedside Manner 4.5
Spends Time with Me 4.5
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 24 areas:
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Infection
  • Infections
  • Internal Fracture Fixation
  • Joint Instability
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Arthritis (Spondylarthritis)
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injuries
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Education & Awards

Dr. McLain graduated from University of California at Davis. He has 12 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Spinal Cord Cancer (Spinal Neoplasm)
Spinal Fractures
Spinal Fusion
American British Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association
Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Award. Yerby, S. and McLain, R.F
Zimmer Research Investigator Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
Best Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Annual Selection, Cleveland Magazine, March, 2008
John J. Fahey North American Traveling Fellow of The American Orthopaedic Association
Vernon P. Thompson Award, Western Orthopaedic Association: McKinley, T.O., and McLain, R.F
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. McLain has 1 hospital affiliations:

  • St Vincent Charity Hospital 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Robert Felix McLain MD is a male Spine Surgeon, has 28 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine.
Where does Dr. Robert F. McLain practice?
Dr. Robert McLain has 10 office locations.
Dr. Robert McLain practices Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine near Cleveland, OH.
Additional practice locations include: Solon, OH and Lorain, OH.
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