License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (14)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert McLain, Spine Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. McLain has been reviewed by 23 patients who have provided 14 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.7
Promptness 4.6
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.7
Bedside Manner 4.4
Spends Time with Me 4.4
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 21 areas:
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
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Education & Awards

Dr. McLain graduated from University of California at Davis. He has 13 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Spinal Cord Cancer (Spinal Neoplasm)
Spinal Fractures
Spinal Fusion
Resident Scholar Award, Ohio Orthopaedic Society: Fleming, J.E., and McLain, R.F., Sponsor
Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Award. Yerby, S. and McLain, R.F
American British Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association
Best Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Annual Selection, Cleveland Magazine, March, 2008
Zimmer Research Investigator Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
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 26 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine.
Where does Dr. Robert F. McLain practice?
Dr. Robert McLain has 2 office locations.
Dr. Robert McLain practices Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine near Solon, OH.
Additional practice locations include: Cleveland, OH.
See Solon Orthopedic Surgeons.