The Cleveland Spine Institute

Welcome to The Cleveland Spine Institute

We Specialize In Taking Care Of You - Individual Class Care™ !

We specialize in spine exclusively, offering expert care in emerging and proven techniques for a full range of spine conditions from major to minor. Even if other treatments have failed, it’s our mission to help you reclaim your life. With our unique “patient first” process, 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 - good medicine."

'Everybody deserves the best'. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions and be informed on what's going on. Learn about what your spine health issues are and educate yourself on the best lines of treatment available. Then get a second opinion - 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.


Maximizing NonOperative Care 'First'

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 in Orthopaedic Surgery
  » Dual Fellowship Trained Adult & Pediatric
      • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
      • The Twin Cites Spine Center


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 specializing exclusively in spinal surgery. Read HERE

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.


We take pride
in providing
second opinions - we recommend it to all of our own patients. Even if you are comfortable with your first opinion, we believe you should talk to other surgeons before making a final decision on treatment. ..... It's Good Medicine!  

   "Individual Class Care - Patient First "