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James Bekeny, MD

216.521.4200

James Bekeny, MD

Appointed: 2010

James Bekeny, MD
Department: Vascular Surgery
Location: Lakewood Hospital
Mail Code VVCO
14519 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
WorkAppointment:216.521.4200
WorkFax:440.250.5765
James Bekeny, MD
Department: Vascular Surgery
Location: Westlake Medical Campus Building A
Mail Code VVCO
850 Columbia Road
Westlake, OH 44145
WorkAppointment:440.899.4646
WorkFax:440.899.4648
James Bekeny, MD
Department: Vascular Surgery
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Mail Code AAVW 2-2
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
WorkAppointment:440.695.4000
WorkFax:440.695.4279
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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 & 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

Treatment & Services

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