Dr. John Cilluffo, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

CILLUFFO JOHN MD PLC 2202 Mitchell Park Dr Ste 4 Petoskey, MI 49770 Get Directions
Dr. John Cilluffo, MD

Dr. John Cilluffo, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Petoskey, MI. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Cilluffo is affiliated with McLaren - Northern Michigan.

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    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.
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!!
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 normal curvature. My surgery is complete now and I am so fortunate that he was my surgeon. He did an excellent job in explaining everything to me and I highly recommend him to anyone. Very knowledgeable.
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 surgeries in his career. In other words, more life and death situations every month than a soldier in a Middle East deployment. No wonder he avoids fake hand holding. Time perhaps to re-assess priorities?
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 there. my 23 yr old daughter wa there as well and we were both dumbfounded and he had me inn tears, what does any of that have to do with my back, i was honest about being in recovery from alcohol as well
Rude. No bedside manner. Very hard to get straight answers on what my limitations were post op. Was told if it hurts don't do it. Would have like more guidance then that on does and don'ts if another surgery is needed would look for a different surgeon Office staff is wonderful
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Wayne State Univ Som

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities