James Bekeny, MD

Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Westlake Medical Campus Building A
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Angioplasty
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Endovascular Repair Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Renal Stents
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Screening and Testing
  • Stents For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Tests
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping
  • Vena Cava Filters
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Phlebitis
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Disorders
  • Venous Insufficiency
View all 8 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
Biography

About James Bekeny, MD

James R. Bekeny, MD, is a vascular surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and director of the Cleveland Clinic Westlake Vein and Vascular Center. He is trained in vascular surgery and  board certified in general surgery.

A Cleveland-area native, Dr. Bekeny earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Lutheran Medical Center, Cleveland. 

Dr. Bekeny was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2011. He previously was on the staff at Lakewood Hospital where he was chairman of the Department of Surgery for eight years and continues as medical staff president. His specialty interests in vascular surgery include carotid surgery, balloon angioplasty, aortic stent grafts, laser vein ablation and microphlebectomy. His general surgery specialties include hernia repair, laparoscopic gall bladder surgery, mole removal and thyroid, parathyroid and colon surgery.
 
Dr. Bekeny is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Phlebology (varicose and spider veins), the Cleveland Vascular Society, the Cleveland Surgical Society and the Northern Ohio Medical Association.

A resident of Westlake, Dr. Bekeny and his wife have a son who is an otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. and a daughter who is a general surgery resident at University Hospitals of Cleveland.  In his leisure time, Dr. Bekeny enjoys skiing, gardening, woodworking  and doing handyman projects.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lutheran Hospital
Vascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1983

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1977

Undergraduate - Hiram College
Hiram, OH USA
1973

Certifications

  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Vascular surgery, veins, varicose veins, spider veins, venous disorders, vein ablation, sclerotherapy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Bekeny, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/1/2016, Dr. Bekeny has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

72 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2016

very good

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2016

I knew exactly what to expect before, during and after each procedure. Everything was explained in detail.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2016

NO MEDICATIONS RECEIVED. THIS WAS AN ELECTIVE VISIT. I SAW HIM ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO AND KNEW TO COME BACK IN A YEAR FOR MORE TREATMENT.

Related Videos Featuring James Bekeny, MD