Treatment & Services
- Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
- Diagnostic head and neck
- Ear Surgery
- Ear Tubes
- Ear Wax Removal
- Esophagus Endoscopy
- Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
- Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
- General ENT
- General Otolaryngology
- General Pediatric ENT
- Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Nose/nasal Surgery
- Office Turbinate Reduction
- Otology (external and middle ear - no inner ear)
- Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
- Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
- Pediatric General Otolaryngology
- Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease
- Voice And Larynx Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
- Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
- Chronic Ear Disease
- Colon Polyps
- Congenital Head And Neck Masses
- Ear drum perforations
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
- Facial Nerve Paralysis
- Goitre And Thyroid Nodules/tumors
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Head and Neck Masses
- Hearing Loss
- Hearing Problems
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
- Middle Ear Infection
- Mouth Lesions
- Nasal Cavity Cancer
- Nasal Congestion
- Nasal Fractures
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer
- Nose Or Nasal Problems
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Parotid Tumors
- Pediatric Allergies
- Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
- Pediatric Hearing Loss
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Septal Deviation
- Sinonasal Disease
- Sinus Infections
- Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Sore Throat
- Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
- Strep Throat
- Throat Problems
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Disease
- Thyroid Nodule
- Tongue Tie
- Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
- Voice Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of North Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, cholesteatoma, congenital and malignant head and neck disease, gland/thyroid gland tumors/chemodectomas of the head and neck, head and neck cancer, head and neck endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) surgery, head and neck paraganglioma, head and neck surgery, head and neck tumors, malignant/benign tumors of the head and neck, nasal airway surgery, nasal-sinus disease and surgery, paranasal sinus disease, pediatric and adult thyroid/parathyroid disorders, pediatric ear disease, sinonasal disease, surgical management of chronic sinus disease, thyroid and salivary gland masses and pediatric neck masses, tracheotomy
Research & Publications
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279 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.6|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.5|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2017
Care is very consultative and informative.
Reviewed on Feb 24, 2017
Only one way to describe it: OUTSTANDING. Thank you Dr. Ball, and THANK YOU Cleveland Clinic.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017
Reviewed on Jan 11, 2017
Even took care of problem I did not schedule the appt. for.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2016
It was horrible, every question I ask he jump down my throat.
Reviewed on Nov 10, 2016
I did not have a bad experience with the doctor but I left the appointment feeling that I really didn't learn anything new about my condition nor that the instructions given to me were going to change anything for the better. I was there for a chronic sinus problem which was not caused by any allergen or physical problem so I guess there was not really much the doctor could do for me. Maybe a feeling of a little more empathy to my problem may have made me feel a little better that my time was not wasted but I think he did his best to describe my issues and offer some options. I had just hoped I could have have some real clarity about my issue but I also understand that now all problems are that cut and dry.
Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016
Dr. Ball - only ear specialist that has solved my ear problem - many ears of going to this one & that.
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016
Dr Ball is extremely knowledgeable and I'm very comfortable in his care.
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2016
Dr. Ball did such agreat job explaining our child's issues and exactly what he would do to help solve them. He was clear and honest in his explanations and so informative.
Reviewed on Jun 17, 2016
Dr. Ball is stellar. I travel from Erie, PA to see him.
Reviewed on Apr 7, 2016
Dr. Ball and his staff were wonderful to work with. They made me feel at ease about my daughter's surgery.
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