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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Ophthalmology
Primary Location

Hillcrest Ophthalmology

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pterygium Surgery
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anterior Ocular Disease
  • Cataracts
  • Cornea Ulcer
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Dry Eyes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Ocular Health
View all 10 Specialties +


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About Scott Wagenberg, MD

Scott A. Wagenberg, MD, is part of the Cole Eye Institute at Hillcrest Hospital.  He was in private practice at Hillcrest Hospital from 2000-2010.  He joined the Cole Eye Institute in 2010. 

Dr. Wagenberg earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan.  He did an ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University.  He completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the Corneal Consultants of Indianapolis.  He was board certified in Ophthalmology in 2001. 

Dr. Wagenberg specializes in diseases and surgery of the cornea.  He is at the leading edge of corneal transplantation including endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK and DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and penetrating keratoplasty.  He has helped to design a keratome for the purpose of preparing corneal tissue for endothelial keratoplasty.  He has lectured at regional, national and international corneal conferences.  He has performed live surgery at an international corneal conference.  In addition to his interest in corneal transplantation, he has an interest in ocular surface reconstruction including the use of amniotic membrane for the repair of the corneal surface.

In addition, to his interest in corneal diseases and surgery, Dr. Wagenberg also practices comprehensive ophthalmology including the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma, contact lens fitting, dry eye, and infections and inflammation of the eye.

Dr. Wagenberg is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Corneal Society.  He is listed in "The Best Doctors in America."
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Price Whitson Vision Group
Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Indianapolis, IN USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Royal Oak, MI USA

Medical Education - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/26/2023, Dr. Wagenberg 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.

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* 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

901 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

109 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Is very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I was a new patient. He walked in never looked at me. Went straight to the computer. Was reading my chart then said have I seen you before? I hope hes a good doctor, ppl tell me he is but he wouldn't know ne if he walked into me. He did his part of the exam and left the room. Never said goodbye didn't talk about any future treatments nothing. I wouldn't recommend him

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr w is the best!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

A very good experience with Dr. Wagenberg. Just great. Eased my mind.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Scott Wagenberg is an excellent ophthalmologist. He's very knowledgeable, for one, about diseases of the eye, especially those of the cornea, which is my main problem, and he also knows how to treat these diseases, especially. The medication he prescribed has greatly reduced the eye pain I had been experiencing for almost a month. He's also patient and answers all of my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg's staff is extremely efficient, patient, and very pleasant. I never hesitate to approach them.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Wagenberg is excellent--very efficient, experienced, explains what is happening and what he finds, and tells you the outcome and when to see him again.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

This office and its staff are exceptional. The doctor Is one of the best we have ever seen! TopNotch service!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

We would recommend this physician to anyone!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

No problems - I have been going to Scott Wagonberg for years and have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Wagenburg he's a very wonderful doctor and cares about his patience and has always done an amazing job. He and his staff are very courteous and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Care provider was excellent

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr.Wagonberg is a wonderful Doctor....kind, caring, knowledgeable!!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Time was tight, not sure if scheduling or other concern. Still outstanding service. Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg answered many more questions I had about my cataract surgery. He answered in a clear and concise manner. I have often recommended Dr. Wagenberg when the situation arises.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Wagenberg is the best opththamogist I ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg Is very efficient with his time. He will answer any questions you have but he's on the move. He also shows some warmth and a social interest in you.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

I don't know what I would do without Dr. Wagenberg. A very caring and professional doc. Extremely concerned about my eye issue(s), going above and beyond in his efforts to provide me with the best vision possible given my current vision problems. He's the "Best".

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Wagenberg is and always has been the best in every respect!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

He is the best Doctor. So kind and professional. Always a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Olivia was an excellent listener, on target for the full hour. I had complete confidence in her medical abilities.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Wagonberg is the absolute best. He makes it so easy to be his patient.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Will always recommend Dr Wagonberg and the Hillcrest surgical team.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Excellent doctor. Made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg is very pleasant, caring and knowledgeable. He listens and wants to truly help you. I'm glad he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg took the time to research a medication that I asked about for my husband.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Our experience with Dr Wagenberg and his staff has always been excellent.We are now traveling from Pennsylvania to keep him as our eye Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Excellent Dr. Great care and very caring and thorough. Very satisfied with care. Office staff and surgery scheduler excellent. Thank you

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg was great at answering my questions and making sure that I was up to date with my medications.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg was friendly and quick

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Scott Wagenberg is an exceptional physician. First of all, he is knowledgeable and patiently answers all of my questions. He took his time with me. He never seems to be in a hurry. Also, although he has many patients, he remembers facts about my eye issues and conditions. I feel he genuinely cares for his patients. Finally, he has a great sense of humor!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

I did not have to wait too long to see Dr. Wagenberg's nurse, Cathy, to get the optic nerve and field-vision tests (this was for my annual exam), and finally, to see Dr. Wagenberg. The office staff was efficient and very cordial.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Wagonberg and staff are beyond amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

I will recommend Dr Wagonberg without a doubt

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr wagenburg and staff are the best

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Wagenburg and the staff are excellent

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Wagenberg is a wonderful, caring, competent professional. Kai's whole practice is top notch, I easily give the highest rating to Dr. And his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr gave me more information and diagnosis in 1 visit than I have ever in past

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

The Doctor and the Nurse were very patient and very Polite. They were on time. They are always very good to the patients.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023


Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg is greatly appreciated. He shows concern for his patient, takes the time to explain treatment options, and completes procedures skillfully.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Very thorough doctor and good disposition

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

It has always been a good experience at my appointments. Everyone is always so polite, pleasant and professional! I have recommended a few people to Dr. Scott Wagenberg so far and they too have enjoyed their experience! Keep doing what you are doing! Great job!!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I love the staff and dr wagenberg

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr wagenberg very good and skilled physician very caring trust his medical opinions

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Excellent Physician

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg is an excellent doctor and a caring individual.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

*Dr. Wagenberg came highly recommended for _____ surgery. His expertise, knowledge and and skill as a surgeon earns him a 12 on my 10 scale.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

It takes a long time to get to see Dr. Wagenberg

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

I wish Dr. Wagenberg made eye contact as he began my visit. He is experienced and competent but comes across as rushed and impersonal.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Cannot say enough wonderful things about this physician, his work, staff and experience. Thank you -

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Was scheduled with the wrong Dr! The staff jumped into action and got me seen with the right Dr immediately. Everyone was wonderful, kind & caring.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Check in, initial assessment went well and was done In a timely manner. Time between initial assessment and the Doctor's continuing the exam was 45 minutes. This is the part of the visit that I found only good

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Very pleasant experience with staff and Doctor

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

I have the utmost respect and gratitude for the care I have received from Dr Wagenberg and his staff

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

I sent a note on my chart and Dr Wagenberg and he got right right back to me with my concern and set up an appointment. Very satisfied.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Very nicely Doctor ask if we have any questions

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Wagonber very professional Very articulate as to what was going on

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Very please with my experience, with my Doctor , and his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Very Good Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

I have already referred Dr Wagenberg to a friend.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr Wagenburg is first class Physician and we recommend him to any one that needs a eye doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr Wagenberg service is always outstanding

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Wagenberg and his assistant were professional and helpful and caring

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Wagonberg is fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg makes me very confident I am being well cared for.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr Wagenberg is the best. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr Wagenberg has a very professional and service focused team. The Clinic's call center personal show respect and are very responsive to my needs.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr Wagenberg's staff consistently demonstrate his core values for providing me comprehensive information and effective solutions for my conditions.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

My experience confirms I made the right decision to switch to Dr Wagenberg's care.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

I've been going to Dr. Wagenberg for years. He's the best!

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

I have several friends that go to Dr. Wagenberg and his staff give very thorough exams.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg is very caring and knowledgeable. He listens to your questions and concerns and answers them all.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Wagenburg gives excellent care

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg is a wonderful doctor. He is very thorough and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg is a wonderful doctor. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr Wagenberg is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

The best Doctor around!!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

I just love Dr. Wagenberg

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

The nurse, doctor and everyone I encountered that day were awesome.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg is very knowledgeable and I have been going to his office for many years. Takes the time necessary to answer any concerns that I may have about my vision issues, etc. His staff is also very helpfull and courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

The doctor knew what he was looking at immediately and had a treatment I was able to start that day. For the first time in years I'm hopeful.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

I have been seeing Dr Wagenberg for about 20 years, and he remains as dedicated and kind and professional as ever. And he has a great sense of humor along with his skills!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. W was very responsive to my questions and concerns. He works quickly and efficiently but he always provides explanations and attempts to individualize my care.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr Wagenberg is one of the best doctors I have been associated with. I have always recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Wagenberg is a first class Doctor and also his bedside manor is out standing

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Have recommended Dr. Wagenberg to very many people over the past 10 years. He is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Wagenberg and his ENTIRE staff are amazing

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr wagenburg is the best

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

All Dr. Wagenberg Staff gave me excellent service and very caring!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

I recommend Dr. Wagenberg to all my friends and relatives. He's very caring and concerned for all his patients. He's the "BEST"!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Great doctor explained everything to us

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

All was good. Everyone did their part of the visit well, The doctor talked thru all the steps as He went thru them.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Wagenburg is my favorite CCF provider

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

My appointments with Dr. Wagenberg have been absoutly wonderful, he is smart and personable

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Very pleased with dr Scott wagenberg and his staff

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Due to my occurring eye infection l texted Dr. Wagenberg and he responded immediately.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Always a good experience at Dr Wagenberg's office.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr and office staff by far where the friendliest and caring staff I've ever met with

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

The doctor was excellent. His surgical knowledge and ability to execute it was impeccable.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Love, *Dr. Wagenberg. I have been seeing him for as long as he has been at the Cleve. Clinic, I am bless to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Great practice, clinic is blessed to have *Dr. Wagenberg.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

I have already recommended *Dr. Wagenberg 4 or 5 people.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is excellent in every way. He has been my doctor for years and I have always had excellent care. In addition, he is very personable and makes visit's professional and actually enjoyable.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg and his team are some of the best medical professionals I have ever experienced. They are experienced in the latest treatments and technology. They work so well together I feel like I'm with family during my visits, making me and their patients feel at ease and comfortable. It is a scary experience to have serious eye conditions and diseases. I know I'm in the best care possible with this team.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr Wagenberg is exceptional

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr wagener is the bomb! (Means great)

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