Dr. John Cilluffo, MD

Dr. John Cilluffo, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Cilluffo, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Petoskey, MI. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

2202 Mitchell Park Dr Ste 4

Petoskey, MI 49770

Contact Information

(231) 348-2811

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas


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Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wayne State Univ Som
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cilluffo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cilluffo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cilluffo to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cilluffo's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Interlochen, MI |
Just had neck surgery 3 weeks ago . Cutting away back section of C3,C4,C5,C6,C7, to make more room for my spinal cord. Was in surgery for 37 minutes, out of hospital next day. Going back to work after 3 weeks.Guy is awesome! I love his no non-sense (B.S.) bedside manner.
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in Sault Ste. Marie, MI |
Dr. Ciluffo was a God sent for my mother!! She had a condition that could not be cured or fixed but he gave us 10 more years with her than anyone else would have. For that I am forever grateful!!
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in Leroy, MI |
Dr, Cilluffo went over every detail about my neck condition upon my first visit. I thought I was going to him for severe spinal stenosis, but there was much more to my neck condition that I knew about. He explained my surgery in great detail and how he he was going to get my vertebrae back to a...more
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in Traverse City, MI |
You've got to be kidding me...bedside manners..?! If the s.. hits the fan you want a pro doing the surgery, not a smooth talker. I can walk again, am not quadriplegic, nor dead. All thanks to the man who this board argues doesn't give a damn...My conservative estimate is he's done over 30,000...more
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in Manistee, MI |
He wa very in humane, i am there for my back and he is asking if i was abused as a child mentally, physically and exually. then asked me if there was any domestic violence in my life, he aid he could tell when i walked in the door, he literally called my name to come back and then said get back...more
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Hospitals where Dr. Cilluffo has admitting privileges

McLaren - Northern Michigan
416 Connable Ave
Petoskey, MI 49770
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