Putting the Care 'Back'
      - Into HealthCare!

The Cleveland Spine Institute Offers Patients Comprehensive Operative and Non-operative Management of Diseases and Disorders of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spines.

Welcome to The Cleveland Spine Institute™

We Specialize In Taking Care Of You !


The Cleveland Spine Institute offers comprehensive operative and non-operative management of spinal diseases and disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines. We treat disc herniations, spinal stenosis, spinal deformities, fractures, infections, tumors, and arthritis. We also offer expertise in revision spinal surgery. With our “patient first” philosophy, we take care of one patient - one at a time! We will sit down with you and walk you through everything in detail, so you can understand in 'Plain English' what you're facing. Except for unique conditions, where operative therapy is still the standard of care as first-line treatment, nonoperative treatment pathways will always be explored along with other treatment pathways.



'Get A Second Opinion' - We Recommend It!

"If you're considering any care, especially surgical care, you should always consider a second opinion. We recommend to all
of our patients - 'It's Good Medicine.'"


'Everybody deserves the best'. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions and be informed about what's going on with your spine health. Learn as much as you can about your Spine Health issues and then educate yourself on the best lines of treatment available. The Best Way To Do That Is By Getting Second Opinions - You Owe It To Yourself ! Care needs to be individualized and tailored to each patients unique conditions and needs. Nothing is more important than you getting 'The Best Care' possible.



Our Methodology

Maximize Your Non-Operative Care 'First' !img_1

Surgery may be an option and sometimes it is the first and best option. Most spine conditions however can be treated successfully and long term without resorting to surgical treatment at all. We prescribe this treatment pathway for many patients treated in our practice. We work closely with other healthcare professional, such as Physical and Occupational Therapists, Pain Management Physicians, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctors, Occupational Health Physicians, Chiropractic Physicians, and Acupuncture Specialists to maximize your nonoperative care first. Our primary goal, in most cases, is to maximize nonoperative therapy before resorting to a surgical solutions. We want to help you achieve your goals and we will help walk you through the complex world of spine surgery.


    Jerold P. Gurley, MD, FACS

    Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgery

      7Spine Surgery Fellowships
           • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
                         (Adult Spine Surgery)

           • The Twin Cites Spine Center
                         (Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery)

Spinal Surgery

  • Specializing in Cervical & Lumbar Spine, Disc herniations, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis and Revision Spinal Surgery! We can also offer a second opinions on just about any other spinal disease or condition.


  • Dr. Gurley is a HealthGrades Recognized Physician, including HealthGrades Honor Roll and
    specializing exclusively
    in spinal surgery.

Healthcare Coverage

  • We will help you negotiate the complex world of healthcare insurance. Then all you'll have to do is worry about you. We participate
    in most major plans.

Contact Information & Location

Southwest General Health Center

18697 Bagley Road
Building A, Suite A421
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44140 USA
(440) 816.BACK / (440) 816.2225

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Southwest General Health Center
18697 Bagley Road
Building A, Suite A421
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44140

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  • Diagnostic Imaging

    • Imaging quality can vary widely form one imaging center to another. We help recommend only the best imagining for our patients.


    • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine & Rehab & Occupational Health can all play a vital role in your recovery/rehab.

    Diagnostic Testing

    • MRI, CT, X-Ray, EMG, Nerve conduction studies and other diagnostic Testing all play a significant role in making an accurate diagnosis and offering accurate treatment recommendations.

    Pain Management

    • When surgery is not an option or your surgical therapy has already been maximized, pain management specialists may still be able to help you reach an acceptable level of pain and function.