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216.861.6200

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Male

Began Practicing: 1989

Languages: English,

Call Today: 440.248.1297

Robert F. McLain, M.D.

Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery Board Certified Accepting New Patients

Spine Surgery Board Certified Accepting New Patients

Primary Location: SVCMC Solon Medical Campus

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Male

Began Practicing: 1989

Languages: English,

33001 Solon Rd.
Suite 112

Solon, Ohio 44139

Phone: 440.248.1297

Fax: 440.349.7131

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Disabled Access: Yes

Public Transportation: No

2322 East 22nd St.
Suite 201

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone: 440.248.1297

Fax: 440.349.7131

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Hours:

Disabled Access: Yes

Public Transportation: Yes

8323 East Market St.
Warren, Ohio 44484

Phone: 440.248.1297

Fax: 440.349.7131

Driving Directions

Hours:

Disabled Access: Yes

Public Transportation: No

Biography:

Dr. Robert McLain is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 25 years of expertise in complex spine care. Previously, he served 16 years as a Cleveland Clinic staff surgeon and educator with appointments in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, Professor of Surgery within the Lerner College of Medicine, and remains Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland State University. He served as Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Spine Surgery Fellowship Program, a world-renowned program for advanced training of both Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgeons. Dr. McLain joined St. Vincent Charity in January 2015.

Dr. McLain is a recognized expert in the treatment of degenerative conditions of the neck and back, spine trauma, and instability of the spinal column. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and chapters, and serves as an invited speaker for national and international meetings focusing on spinal surgery.  

Now fully devoted to clinical care, Dr. McLain’s specialty interests include artificial disc and disc replacement surgery for the cervical and lumbar spine; surgical treatment of degenerative disease of the spine, disc herniation and stenosis, and spinal instability; kyphoplasty; and treatment of neck and arm pain due to degeneration or disc herniation in the cervical spine.

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Education

University of California Davis Fellowship - 1991

NIH Research Fellowship Fellowship - 1990

University of Iowa Residency - 1989

University of Iowa Internship - 1985

University of California Davis School of Medicine Medical School - 1984

Treatment & Services

  • Artificial Disc Replacements for the Neck and Back
  • Back and Neck Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Back Pain: Sprains and Strains
  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Cervical Stenosis and Spinal Cord Compression
  • Compression Fractures
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Disease of the Back
  • Disc Disease of the Neck
  • Disc Herniations
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Herniation in Neck
  • Disc Herniation in Back
  • Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Disc Replacement Surgery - Cervical Spine
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Low Back & Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Segment
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Pain and Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Compression
  • Sacroiliac Fusions for SI Joint Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Disease
  • Sacroiliac Pain and Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • SI Joint Pain
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Fusions
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Fusion Surgery
  • Spine Instability
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Total Disc Replacement - Lumbar Spine
  • Vertebral Fracture

Insurance Accepted

  • AETNA HEALTH NETWORK OPTION - HMO
  • AETNA NETWORK - HMO
  • AETNA OPEN ACCESS - HMO
  • AETNA SELECT - HMO
  • AETNA SELECT CHOICE - HMO
  • AETNA US ACCESS - HMO
  • ANTHEM BLUE PREFERRED - HMO
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLAN - HMO
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE (CIGNA) - HMO
  • HEALTH OHIO (MMO) - HMO
  • SUPERMED - HMO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE OF OHIO - HMO
  • BUCKEYE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN HMO - MCD
  • CARESOURCE HMO - MCD
  • AETNA GOLDEN HMO - MCR
  • ANTHEM MEDICARE PPO - MCR
  • ANTHEM SENIOR ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • BUCKEYE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN HMO - MCR
  • CARESOURCE ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • MEDICAL MUTUAL OF OHIO MEDICARE ADV - MCR
  • SUMMA CARE HMO - MCR
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE SELECT HMO - MCR
  • AETNA ELECT CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA GOLDEN CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA MANAGED CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA OPEN CHOICE - PPO
  • ANTHEM BLUE ACCESS NETWORK (FEDERAL - PPO
  • ANTHEM BLUE TRADITIONAL - PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLAN - PPO
  • CONFINITY (FORMERLY PPOM/ASC FLORA) - PPO
  • EMERALD HEALTH NETWORK-INTERPLAN HE - PPO
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK (COVENTRY) - PPO
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE (CIGNA) - PPO
  • MULTIPLAN - PPO
  • OHIO HEALTH CHOICE - PPO
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS (MULTIPL - PPO
  • SUPERMED CLASSIC (MMO) - PPO
  • SUPERMED PLUS (MMO) - PPO
  • SUPERMED SELECT (MMO) - PPO
  • TRICARE - PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE OF OHIO - PPO

Recent Posts

July 23, 2020

St. Vincent Surgeons Participate in Nationwide Clinical Trial of 2-level Total Disc Replacement for Symptomatic Cervical Disc Disease

Two St. Vincent Charity Medical Center surgeons, Robert McLain M.D. and James Anderson M.D., are participating in a nationwide clinical trial investigating the safety and effectiveness of two new total disc replacement (TDR) devices (prodisc® C SK an ...continue reading

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January 16, 2020

Cleveland Magazine names Dr. Robert McLain a "Champion of Care"

In its January 2020 issue, Cleveland Magazine features Dr. Robert F. McLain of the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center as one of its 2020 Champions of Care. Dr. McLain is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with 25 years ...continue reading

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December 30, 2019

Specialized Lumbar Disk Replacement Relieves Back Pain, Preserves Mobility

While spinal fusion permanently joins two vertebrae together, lumbar disk replacement substitutes a worn or degenerated disk in the lower part of the spine with an artificial disk made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic. The goal of the ...continue reading

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July 10, 2019

Something in my back is exploded!

Robert F. McLain, M.D., a spine surgeon in the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, recently published the following article to provide information regarding cervical disc injury, cervical fusion, disc replacement sur ...continue reading

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