Robert Stein, MD

Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5600
Desk:
216.445.4800
Fax:
216.445.2267
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Prostate Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Single-port Surgery
  • Urinary Reconstruction and Diversion
  • Urology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Elevated PSA
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Disease
  • Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction
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Biography

About Robert Stein, MD

Robert Stein, MD, is an internationally renowned surgeon and researcher. He is recognized as one of the most experienced robotic and urologic oncology (bladder, prostate and kidney cancers) surgeons in the field, and has specific interests in robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, adrenalectomy, nephrectomy, ureteral reimplant, and pyeloplasty. He is commonly invited to lecture at various national and international conferences and has performed and taught robotic and laparoscopic surgeries in countries including Italy, Turkey, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Columbia, India and Saudi Arabia.

Aside from his extensive robotic and cancer surgery experience, Dr. Stein has helped to introduce and actively utilizes various newer techniques including LESS (single port) surgery, robotic fluorescence (Firefly), fluorescence cystoscopy for bladder cancer (Cysview), and MRI for prostate cancer. He is also a regular contributor in the Cleveland Clinic Institutional Tumor Board and actively pursues a multidisciplinary approach to patient care involving medical and radiation oncology.

Dr. Stein is an internationally recognized researcher and has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles in major medical journals. He has also co-authored more than 20 book chapters and is co-editor of two upcoming books on the topics of prostate cancer and LESS surgery. His research accomplishments include various basic science projects, outcomes research, meta-analyses, dry and wet lab analysis of various novel technologies, and retrospective chart reviews. His research interests center around oncology and urologic reconstructive topics. His full curriculum vitae is attached.

Dr. Stein feels that excellent care centers around a personal and mutually respectful relationship with each patient. He also feels that empathy, encouragement and effective communication are the cornerstones to providing a positive experience for the patient, doctor and entire team providing care. If you wish for a consultation with Dr. Stein, please contact his office or call for an appointment.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endourology
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Urology
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2006

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2002

Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2001

Medical School - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
2000

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
1996

Certifications

  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Laparoscopic and robotic surgery for kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and bladder cancer; adrenal lesions, UPJ and ureteric obstruction, Single port (LESS) surgery, cryoablation, elevated PSA

Innovations & Patents

  • Dr. Stein has been involved in the initial and ongoing use of a single-port, natural orifice approach for essentially scar-free laparoscopic surgery. This has been used for prostatectomy, nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and ureteral surgery. He has also helped to investigate and pioneer various robotic applications in kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and reconstructive surgery such as fluorescence, renal parenchymal compression, and ureteral replacement.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 1/1/2017, Dr. Stein 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

235 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 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017

As always, Dr. Stein is an outstanding doctor and for the past 6 years has treated my low grade ureter and bladder cancer with continuing positive results. He addresses any questions/concerns I have and puts me at ease with his feedback.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2017

Dr. Stein always grasps a comprehensive understanding of my condition and its complex nature. He is willing to collaborate with other health professionals to seek the best care for me.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2017

Dr. Stein is a true professional who treated me with respect, kindness, and empathy. I am extremely confident being in his care. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who needs care within his expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017

I felt very blessed to be under the care of Dr Robert Stein

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017

Provider answered all questions and actually had my condition in his current memory on a stressful day.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2016

Dr. Stein was/is an exceptionally caring physician who always spent more time that expected or necessary!!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2016

He was very thorough in discussing all the alternatives available for my care, and together we discussed the reasonableness of each approach. I appreciated that.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2016

Can't imagine having better care than received at your facility.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2016

Dr. Stein has been treating my ureter and bladder cancer since October, 2010 and has been successful in keeping it under control. I could not be happier with his personal interchanges with me, his competence as a urologist, and have recommended him to several of my friends. He is my favorite doctor and a true friend.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016

My experiences over the past several years that I have been seeing doctor Stein have all been very good. I have no concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2016

My experience with Dr. Stein has been the greatest. Very professional and down to earth.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2016

he always listen to what I had to say and explained to me in a common cense way how to care about my condition !

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2016

Very nice, explained everything to me before & after my surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

I LOVE DR. ROBERT STEIN & HIS RESIDENTS. Very kind & compassionate & spent as much time as I needed w/me.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2016

Dr. Stein is amazing, compassionate, excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2016

My physician Dr. Stern was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2016

Dr. Robert Stein is an amazing surgeon.

Reviewed on May 27, 2016

Dr. Stein was great I loved how he made sure to talk with my wife to make sure she understood everything.

Reviewed on May 26, 2016

Best ever treatment!

Reviewed on May 24, 2016

overall experience was great

Reviewed on May 20, 2016

Exceptional physician (Dr. Stein).

Reviewed on May 6, 2016

Very good.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2016

All were courteous and efficient and safe

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2016

Very well done!

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