Dr. Zachary Gordon, MD
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Dr. Zachary Gordon, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

As a spine surgeon I believe in performing spinal surgery only when it becomes necessary and when it is clearly able to provide a significant improvement in a patient's quality of life. Patients who benefit the most from spinal surgery are those who have neurologic symptoms due to compression of nerve roots or the spinal cord. Typically these people exhibit radiating pain in the arms or legs, persistent numbness and tingling, or progressive difficulty with coordination and balance.


Dr. Zachary Gordon, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Cleveland, OH. He is 36 years old. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
Weslake, OH |
Dr. Gordon and his scheduling staff are rude and unprofessional. Find another doctor!
in Medina |
I read some negative reviews before my appointment with Dr. Gordon. Yes, he has an air of CONFIDENCE but not arrogance. THATS WHAT I WANT !! This guy is operating on my spine. He read my MRI and told me exactly what the issue was. He never pushed surgery but agreed with me when I said I needed it. My surgery on Dec 20th was flawless. So far the results are perfect. Dr. Gordon performed a laminectomy and I am already walking normally and pain free. His office staff are great..Karen is the best!
North Olmsted, OH |
Had I of researched this Dr prior to my apt I would have not seen him. He walked into the room with a 'God' like air about him which set the scene from the get go. Throughout the apt, I found him extremely condescending to the point of being rude and insensitive. I would not recommend this Dr to anyone unless you don't mind being treated as a lesser human being than you are and brought to tears by lack of compassion, advise and a cutting tongue as sharp as a knife.
in Middleburg Heights |
Dr. Gordon just preformed a L-4 to L-5 laminectomy/distectomy on me (9/2) at University Hospital *Case Western* medical center and he did an EXCELLENT JOB! Other than my suture/surgery pain, all of my butt & leg pain is gone! I have some slight numbness on the bottom of my left foot, but I'm sure that will go away with time. Dr. Gordan went above & beyond to make me feel better. He visited me after surgery 3xs (which put my nerves at rest). (Even during a holiday weekend.)
in Cleveland, OH |
Dr. Gordon is an outstanding doctor who performed a very difficult operation to restore feeling to my limbs. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to spinal cord issues. Dr. Gordon made the correct assessments throughout my recovery and accurate with my recovery details. He took the time to explain the details and possible outcomes of my surgical procedure. He is truly a rock star when it comes to spine surgery.
Beachwood, OH |
One star due to the fact that Dr. Gordon can recommend you for physical therapy yet refuses to fill out FMLA paperwork so you can attend without jeopardizing your job. If I work Monday through Friday and have a child I have to pick up from daycare how else can I attend a physical therapy appointment. Apparently he doesn't fill out paperwork unless you have surgery so in my case being in excruciating pain and unable to bend at the waist doesn't cut it. Guess I need to wait until it gets worse.
Cleveland, OH |
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in Ashland, OH |
My last visit to him was on a Thurs. at which time he told me the only person that could help me was me, that I had to get serious about pt,; I was over weight, and that if I thought I had come to him to get drugs for the severe pain I described to him, I had the wrong doctor. The following Tuesday, at physical therapy, it took 3 people to get me off of the table, was taken to the ER and then by ambulance to Columbus - where they found a staph infection in my spine. Had emergency surgery.
gave completely incorrect diagnosis.he was extremely harsh and told me that my injury (caused by a vehicle accident) was my fault due to weight,as he said grotesquely obese (yes I gained weight due to herniated disc 2 years ago & did lose some weight & I struggle w weight/depression) my bmi is 32. I'm not proud but have extenuating circumstances that makes it hard to lose the weight. injury due to accident, he said because I'm fat he can't fix the injury. Made me feel like i should end my life
in Cleveland, OH |
Dr. Gordon is a wonderful Doctor. He is considered and very helpful. I would recommend him to everyone. He has a wonderful Secretary who is kind and helpful.
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Dr. Gordon's Care Philosophy

As a spine surgeon I believe in performing spinal surgery only when it becomes necessary and when it is clearly able to provide a significant improvement in a patient's quality of life. Patients who benefit the most from spinal surgery are those who have neurologic symptoms due to compression of nerve roots or the spinal cord. Typically these people exhibit radiating pain in the arms or legs, persistent numbness and tingling, or progressive difficulty with coordination and balance.

Dr. Gordon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals
  • Residency Hospital
    Case Western Reserve/ University Hospitals
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
  • Undergraduate School
    The Ohio State University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure