Dr. Michael Cluck, MD

Dr. Michael Cluck, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Michael Cluck, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

2516 Samaritan Dr Ste B

San Jose, CA 95124

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 90% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Cluck "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 cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine-herniated disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and scoliosis, both children and adults. He has extensive training in cervical spine surgery including decompression and complex reconstruction for disorders such as cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy. When surgery is indicated, he offers minimally invasive procedures to decompress nerves and stabilize the spine. He has extensive training in motion preservation surgery including artificial disc replacement. Dr. Cluck is actively involved in research and technology development which improves patient outcomes."


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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Usc University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cluck has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Cluck's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cluck to family and friends
36 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cluck's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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