Loading Results
We have updated our Online Services Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. See our Cookies Notice for information concerning our use of cookies and similar technologies. By using this website or clicking “I ACCEPT”, you consent to our Online Services Terms of Use.
Find University Hospitals Doctors
Robert Berkowitz, MD

Robert Berkowitz, MD

  • Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    View Expertise
  • Primary Location: 26127 Lorain Rd (17 mi.)
    Other Locations
  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH St John North Olmsted Health Center (17 mi.)

26127 Lorain Rd
Ste 200B
North Olmsted, OH 44070
440-329-2800

UH Elyria Sheffield Health Center (25 mi.)

5001 Transportation Dr
Ste 101
Sheffield Village, OH 44054
440-329-2800

University Hospitals (34 mi.)

917 N Lake St
Ste 100
Amherst, OH 44001
440-798-6049

Biography: Robert Berkowitz, MD

Expertise

  • Spine Surgery

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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)

About

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.”

Featured Videos

Watch to find out more about this University Hospitals provider.

Patient Experience Reviews

4.5 out of 5
- based on 144 Ratings
(4)
6/1/2024

It was all good

(4)
5/2/2024

This was for the final followup and I am very happy with the results from surgery.

(4)
5/1/2024

All staff working with the doctor as well as the doctor were very pleasant and accomodating.

(4)
5/1/2024

Berkowitz is an amazing doctor. I've recommended him several times to friends and family. Top marks!

(4)
5/1/2024

The staff and the doctors made me very comfortable and took a lot off scar away

(4)
5/1/2024

Very understanding and gave direction regarding injections to give me time to proceed further

(4)
4/1/2024

Dr. Berkowitz and team were the best place for me to receive back care.

(4)
3/1/2024

My experience was excellent.

(4)
3/1/2024

Very good experience. Thank you

(4)
3/1/2024

Excellent provider.

(5)
2/1/2024

I went in with a broken left arm; they took an Xray and Dr explained it to me and suggested that make an appointment with my orthopedic doctor, which I did on his advice

(5)
2/1/2024

Exemplary. Have referred several friends to Dr. Berkowitz

(5)
12/1/2023

I felt I was in good hands.

(5)
11/1/2023

Very great team of doctorsDr. Gavlac and the team were amazing

(5)
11/1/2023

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent Doctor. He was the best, would highly recommend him to anyone. Very professional and knowledgeable.

(5)
11/1/2023

My experience with the Doctor was very good

(5)
10/1/2023

All excellent

(5)
10/1/2023

Excellent Experience

(5)
10/1/2023

I like the Sheffield office. Very professional. Dr Berkowitz is caring, thorough, and listens. (He quoted me in his notes - which impressed me.).

(5)
10/1/2023

I'm very hesitant to work with a doctor that I don't know. I did my research for weeks before making the first appointment. Dr. Berkowitz is an AMAZING doctor! He is rated very highly on multiple sites. He performed the surgery and I couldn't be happier with the results. He showed care and respect to me and my wife. He wasn't arrogant or "I know everything" attitude. I will refer everyone that needs orthopedic care or surgery to Dr. Berkowitz.

(5)
10/1/2023

My experience was pleasant and informative.

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr Berkowitz is a great doctor, really shows concern for you and explains things very thoroughly and gives you confidence about feeling better.

(5)
9/1/2023

Experience was very good.

(5)
9/1/2023

I am very pleased with Dr. Berkowitz and his staff. My surgery was a complete success and I am elated. I would 100% recommend anyone to see this surgeon. Thank you to everyone at University Hospital. Quality care!!!!!

(5)
8/2/2023

Excellent doctor all the way around.

(5)
8/1/2023

Dr. Berkowitz is awesome !

(5)
8/1/2023

Very kind doctor and staff thank you all

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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Robert Berkowitz did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.