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Dr. Michael Cluck, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 50

Dr. Cluck

Bay Area Spine Care

2516 Samaritan Dr Ste B San Jose, CA 95124
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(408) 295-2200

Dr. Michael Cluck, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery.

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Dr. Cluck accepts the following insurance:

Affinity Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
Caremore Medical Group
Cigna HMO
Open Access
Health Net
Choice Care PPO
Part B Primary
Physicians Medical Group Of San Jose
Santa Clara Family Health Plan
Stanford Health Care Advantage
Medicare Advantage
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Driving Under the Influence (6/5/2019)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cluck's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Cluck, MD
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all I can say in 500 character is, if you can find another doctor,I would It is his staff and poorly run. After dozens of Xray's, and waiting over 2 months for Dr Cluck to do a consultation with another Doctor, because my surgery was very complicated, I went to another surgeon. My Drs were in disbelief at his handling of the case. In fact one Dr tried to contact him to no avail. Patients either have a great experience or not. I considered filing a complaint, but what good would it do?
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I was very reluctant to have spinal fusion surgery. I knew how serious it was and all the potential ramifications. Dr Cluck was the third surgeon I spoke to. For many reasons, I did not want to have this surgery with those doctors. After my first appointment with Dr Cluck, I knew I could trust this doctor and that I would feel safe under his care. My surgery went amazingly well and I am able to walk without pain for the first time in 4 years. I recommend Dr Cluck highly.
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His office manager (Vaness) treats patients like they are a piece of meat.
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I was in a lot of pain and was having difficulty with my day to day activities. I am in my early 40's and was hesitant to have back surgery because I have heard so many bad stories, but after seeing Dr. Cluck I felt comfortable moving ahead. He tried conservative therapies first and when those failed recommended surgery. Despite being nervous, I went ahead and it was the best decision I ever made. I have my life back! I am pain free and able to enjoy all of the things I was before!
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First appointment they did not have me in the books. They took me in after waiting 1.5 hours and I saw a lady who I believe is his assistant? She left me in a room with a med student (who pushed way to hard on my injury and it hurt me for days to come). She came back in the room and said let's get you a X-ray and MRI. She did this without examining me, but I agreed because I knew I needed them. I never saw Dr. Cluck. She said I would when I came back with my results. Left the office after being
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I absolutely love Doctor Cluck. When I first saw him it was a Wednesday. My wife had gone to see the Doctor that worked on her knee, and try to get an appointment with with Doctor Cluck. In the past 5 days I had lost the use of my legs 3 times, the worst was that Tuesday @ 01:45, I didn’t even know splits. My wife explained what happened and he ordered what felt like 10 x-rays and made an appt to see me Friday, early morning. Long story short, he had in surgery Mon to fix the problem.
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I went to Dr. Cluck because of other reviews and his video online, he seemed like a Doctor who actually cares about his patients. From my two visits, it seemed that he is more interested in overbooking patients (customers) to maximize profit.. I have been struggling with back pain for years, when describing my problems Dr. Cluck was condescending and not sympathetic, it felt like he was trying to get me out the door as quick as possible.
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After 1-1/2 years of exhausting and seriously effecting sciatic nerve pain due to a synovial cyst on my L4, L5 facet joint, I was referred to Dr. Cluck whereby surgery was my next step to long term pain relief. The cyst had hardened and after my first consultation with Dr. Cluck, we had decided to move forward with his recommendation of minimally invasive micro decompression surgery. Well, I'm here to tell you, I am totally pain free and I owe it all to Dr. Cluck. I have a New Lease on life!!!
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Cluck takes a personal approach to patient care. He utilizes state of the art diagnostic procedures to determine the precise location of pain. Dr. Cluck treats all aspects of spinal disease including degenerative and traumatic conditions of the c...


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Los Angeles County-University Of Southern California Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Usc University Hospital
Internship Hospital
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School


  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Affiliated Hospitals

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

O'Connor Hospital

San Jose, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average