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

  • Corneal Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Corneal Disease
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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 School - 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 9/24/2018, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

668 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

76 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

The doctor and his assistants were highly knowledgeable and professional in their field.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr Wagenberg, is warm and welcoming. Highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Wagenberg is an excellent physician. I have been going to him for years and he is always on top of his game

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

I would wait as long as necessary to see Dr. Wagenberg. Everyone in his office has always been courteous, efficient, and very busy. Perhaps long wait times are the price we must pay to see Scott Wagenberg.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Scheduling to see the doctor has always been easy.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

This doctor doesn't have a personality. He didn't even try to be nice. cold and clinical.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

I was not able to setup an appointment online with Dr Wagenberg since the location was not selectable.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Doctor appeared very rushed. Did everything quicker than usual did not explain as in-depth as usual. Did not spend nearly as much time with me as usual.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

I was there for 2.5 hrs with a 9 am appointment. dr wagenburg barely talked me, didn't tell me what he thinks is wrong with my vision. had his back to me most of the time.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

*Dr. Wagenberg has always been very friendly & always answers any questions. He makes a patient feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

I have seen Dr. Wagenberg on many occasions and always am pleased. He is very caring and personable. He conducts appointments highly professionally while engaging me in casual conversation. I look forward to our visits.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Wagenberg & staff treat me like family. They are very kind & caring of me & my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. shows much care & concern for my condition & gives excellent treatments

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

DR SCOTT WAGENBERG is always extremely caring and also informative.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

dr wagonberg and staff were great . very informative in regards to my eye issues. I feel very confident on having this surgery

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

the doctor answered all my daughters questions. he is very kind and knowleable and cares about my eyes other health problems. he communicates with all my doctors.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Outstanding care from Dr. Wagenberg and his entire staff Polite, professional, all knew what to dfo.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Wagenberg always shows concern for my situation and he clearly explains any changes he needs to make.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Wagenberg and his office without reservation.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Routine eye exam, no problem, no proposed treatment. Exams were very thorough and fully explained as to what was being done and the results Have and will continue to recommend CCF and especially Dr Wagenberg

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I definitely would recommend Dr Wagenberger to anyone. I had a1 care with him

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

every one was polite and pleasant. very little wait time. was very pleased. Dr explained everything I needed to understand.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

I only rated "ability to get an appt when i wanted" a 4 because there was about a one-month wait before the appointment, but that's really not that bad at all compared to other health care providers.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Most of this doesn't apply since I only had an eye exam, but Dr. Wagenberg was fantastic, so he's getting 5's across the board.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr and Staff are very compassionate and concerned! Could not ask for better care.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr Wagonberg has been one of best physicians I have ever met & very knowledgeable & courteous! His staff is also excellent & courteous!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr Wagonberg's staff is Great! He is very fortunate to have a staff who work together as they do!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

Dr Wagenberg was very thorough and reassuring.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

Dr. Wagonberg took thee time to listen to me about concerns that I had regarding medication. He was willing to try an alternative treatment. He also cared enough to know how I was doing in the middle of the next week. I was able to contact him to let him know I was doing well.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Extra long time waiting to see the doctor but he codenced his schedule so it was understandable the wait would be longer

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

I waited 1 hour and 15 minutes to see the dr.- he is obviously over booked and over worked- not acceptable - then he has so little time to spend with patients- he is a wonder dr. - but you need to schedule more appropriately- way too long of a wait

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr. Wagenberg did cataract surgery on both my eyes. He's competent, professional, and compassionate. His office staff is great. I've been recommending the practice.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Scott Wagenberg is the BEST! And so are his staff. Always wonderful to visit the office for my annual exam.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Scott is friendly and professional and he has a great sense of humor! I love visiting with him! And he helps me!!! Excellent doctor!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

My experience was excellent. Everyone was kind and attentive. The Doctor was understanding and the nurse was just wonderful. I could not have asked for better service.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

the doctor was excellent, very down to earth and informative! highly recommend

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

really great Doctor very comfortable with him

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

never had a bad experience with Dr Wagenberg or his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

always a good experience at Dr Wagonbergs Office in all areas of visit.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Dr. Wagonberg is the best. He deftly explains my medical issues in a clear manner.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr Wagonberg & all staff were very courteous, helpful and very knowledgeable & professionable!!!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr Wagonberg identified my eye problem ^ gave me his recommendation for surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

eye exam good. dr. procedure felt a little rushed.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Doctor Wagenberg and his staff are excellent. I would never go to anyone but him for my eye. !!!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Visits to Dr. Wagenberg's office are among the best I have ever experienced. Everyone on staff, from the custodians to the physicians and everyone in between, are polite, helpful, kind, efficient, respectful, and friendly. The quality of medical care I have received is simply excellent. Kudos to all involved!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

he explains everything. I highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a eye dr or a eye surgeon

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Dr. Scott Wagenburg is medically speaking, the BEST opthamologist I have ever seen! He is very knowledgeable, and stays well educated in his field, which is a very important to me. The only complaint I have is he is so busy, and multi-booked, that I feel rushed, as it seems he doesn't have the time to address the concerns I may have or answer a lot of questions. Also, I get taken back to the room in 15 minutes, but end up waiting for over an hour to see him, sometimes longer, whether it is a follow up check, or my yearly eye testing. His team is wonderful, always friendly and caring.The parking situation, is ridiculous, and needs more expansion, and convenience.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Dr Wagenberg has a very caring and common sense approach. Always a good experience with him.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Provider very good; answered all my questions. But I came prepared. Other patients (esp. elderly) needed more of provider's time to understand instructions and medicines.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Trying to make an appointment with this Dr. was not good. First they told me he could not do the recommended procedure and they tried to change me to a new Dr. I waited a few days called back and someone new but me with the Dr. I was seeing and he could do the procedure he recommended!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Dr. Wagonberg is always top notch!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Dr. Wagenberg has always been an excellent ophthalmolgist and has provided excellent care to me as well as other family members.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Waiting times have always been minimal; this is a reflection upon an efficient , yet friendly, staff; they also work well together and with provider.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Wagenberg and his staff were fabulous as usual!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Dr. Wagenberg is always very professional, patient, and understanding with the handling of my mother, who has Dementia.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Dr Wagenberg is a very intelegent Doctor. he always has a smile and never rushes me. All of his staff are the same. They always smile and are very professional

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

I was very happy with the treatment by the doctor and the treatment and courtesy of the staff. Everyone was very nice and professional. I was very happy with the experience.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

My experience has always been good with Dr. Waggenberg. My wife and I have been seeing him for quite sometime now, and we will continue to see him for all our eye care.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

My doctor is very knowledgeable. He and his staff make you feel very important. He is awesome and I am glad he's on my health team.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Have always been very satisfied when we come to Dr. Wagenberg's office.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

They're great here there's no waiting to see the Dr !!

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

Wait time to see the doctor usually exceeds over an hour each time

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

I am not usually effusive about medical experiences, but my experiences with Dr. Wagenberg and his office have been absolutely superior in every way, across the board. I am always treated with respect and patience when I have questions.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

This doctor is always professional and impressive

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Very good experience. Clearly explained procedure to bbe done with the eyes. I felt very confident with this doctor. AND staff.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

Experience as expected - very good and Dr. Wagenberg is a very personable person.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

if it wasn't for dr wage Berg my macular degeneration would have not been diagnosed and I would have lost my eyesight

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

I was truly impressed by Dr. Wagenburg's expertise and the the thoroughness of his diagnostic workup as well as his instituting followup testing to answer additional diagnostic questions.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Rate Dr. Wagenburg as the best in the NE USA.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Dr Wagenberger seemed to be in a hurryto get to the next patient without regard to significance of the diagnosis as well as our reaction or how we might feel.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Dr. FWagonberg was kind, courteous, knowlegeable, and confident. The visit exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Wagenberg came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Loved Dr. Wagonberg however the wait time in the office is way too long!!!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

Dr. Wagenberg explained how to use my eyedrops and said i may be able to wear contacts again

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

I believe Dr. Wagenberg schedules to many patients. He is always rushing in and out of rooms. He does spend his time, but you have people standing in the inside waiting area. That area needs to be bigger. Dr. Wagenberg does an excellent job, but quality is better then quantity.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

They were all wonderful. I was thoroughly impressed with the nurses, assistants, clerks, and the doctor. He was very personable, fun, and explained everything well.

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