An audiologist is available on-site to assess and treat hearing problems due to chronic ear infections, ruptured eardrums, trauma to the eardrum, inherited conditions or diseases of the inner ear.
Our cardiologists diagnose and treat heart diseases, such as coronary artery disease, valvular disease and rhythm disorders. Complex cases are referred to Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute. U.S. News & World Report has consistently named Cleveland Clinic's heart program No. 1 in the nation since 1995.
Our dermatologists manage a variety of skin, hair and nail diseases, including dermatitis caused by a wide range of allergens; fungal infections; and the damaging effects of prolonged exposure to the sun.
The endocrine system is a major control system of the body, regulating temperature, metabolism and other processes. Our specialists provide care to people with endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus; obesity; osteoporosis and related problems of androgen excess (such as acne and menstrual irregularity); hypoglycemia; and glandular dysfunction of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, ovaries and testes.
A variety of upper endoscopic diagnostic procedures are offered in order to identify the causes of abdominal or chest pain, nausea and vomiting, heartburn, bleeding and swallowing disorders. More accurate than X-rays, endoscopy can also help identify inflammation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers and tumors. Lower endoscopy is used to evaluate stomach pain and intestinal bleeding, as well as to detect polyps in the colon that may lead to colon cancer.
Our board-certified general surgeons provide evaluation and treatment, including minimally invasive surgery, for a broad range of medical problems, such as hernia repair and gall bladder removal.
Imaging and Radiology
We offer comprehensive diagnostic imaging solutions close to home for residents of Lorain and the surrounding counties. Two convenient locations feature state-of-the-art imaging technology and prompt scheduling, often with same or next-day availability. Backed by the resources of Cleveland Clinic, our service commitment means referring physicians receive interpretations by Cleveland Clinic subspecialists within 24 hours. Radiology and mammography screening are available Monday - Friday. Diagnostic mammography is available on Monday and Thursday. For more information or questions, call 440.366.9444. Services include:
Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center
- 1.5 T MRI-Short Bore
- CT-64 Channel
- Breast Imaging
Elyria at Chestnut Commons
- 1.5 T MRI-Open Bore
- CT-64 Channel
- Breast Imaging
Obstetrics / Gynecology
Obstetricians and gynecologists offer specialized care for women, including comprehensive prenatal care, preventive health screenings and general gynecology. If necessary, the expertise of other gynecologic specialists is available in areas such as infertility, high-risk obstetrics and gynecologic cancer. A board-certified mental health specialist offers counseling related to women’s issues or issues surrounding infertility at the Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center.
Ophthalmology and Optometry
Our ophthalmology staff diagnoses and treats all types of eye disorders, including cataracts, glaucoma and problems associated with chronic conditions such as diabetes. We also provide optometry and contact lens service.
Optometry services are offered at the Oberlin and Avon Lake offices. Here, children and adults can have routine eye care, complete vision testing and refractive services (to determine the amount of vision correction you may need). Complete contact lens services and a large optical dispensary are also available. Should any serious problems be detected during your exam, optometrists can refer you quickly to Cole Eye Institute ophthalmologists. Lorain and Elyria offices also offer vision testing and refractive services.
Cleveland Clinic Elyria now offers a Low Vision Assessment and Rehabilitation program, in addition to the low vision services offered on Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus. Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery, people may find everyday tasks difficult to do. A low vision specialist performs a careful evaluation of the functional problems the patient is experiencing. For a low vision appointment at Cleveland Clinic Elyria please call 440.366.9444.
General and pediatric orthopaedic care, sports medicine and spine care are offered. Patients with orthopaedic problems related to the hands and upper extremities, or feet, ankles and knees can access specialty care from our staff. Arthroscopic knee, hand and foot surgeries are performed in the state-of-the-art outpatient surgery centers in Beachwood, Lorain and Strongsville, or at Cleveland Clinic’s main hospital campus.
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Our otolaryngology staff diagnoses and treats conditions of the ear, nose and throat. These include snoring and other sleep problems, sinus conditions, ear infections, throat problems, hearing disorders and many other conditions of the ear, nose and throat.
Pain management specialists treat episodic pain caused by an illness or injury, as well as long-term chronic pain, which may or may not have an easily identifiable cause. Typically, specialists see patients with back or neck pain, chronic abdominal/pelvic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, intractable spasticity, muscle and joint pain, cancer pain, disorders of the nervous system (shingles, trigeminal neuralgia) or pain associated with AIDS.
Physical therapists provide specific rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from illness, injury or surgery.
For adult patients with foot and ankle problems, podiatric specialists provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Most often, problems can be treated using non-surgical methods. When necessary, however, surgery is performed by physicians specializing in foot and ankle procedures. Most surgeries can be performed in our convenient outpatient surgery centers, making it possible for most patients to go home on the same day of surgery.
Our board-certified urologists provide the latest in diagnostic and treatment techniques for a wide range of urologic conditions in adults and children. These include kidney disease, bladder control, prostate disorders, sexual dysfunction, male infertility, cancer (testicular, bladder, adrenal, prostate and kidney), chronic urinary tract infections and obstructions, and birth defects such as undescended testes and hypospadias.