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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

867 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

101 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Wagenberg listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Great Dr and Staff

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

I have recommended many friends to Dr. Wagenberg

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

They work hard to accommodate you with appointments and are understanding if you must make changes due to events beyond your control. Only challenge is the limiting factor that this doctor is in high demand and has only so many hours in a day to see patients.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Very good Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Wagonberrg seemed rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Excellent provider

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr wagenberg is excellent!!!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

I think Dr Scott W. Is terrific. He makes you feel comfortable and he give you a feeling of confidence and that you trust him

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

The staff and my physician are excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

He is a excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I have a terrible time with my chart. We love dr wagenberg. Always approachable kind and concerned with our eye health.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Very good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr Scott Wagenberg is always excellent

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

The Dr. Is so slammed with patients that he runs in, sits at computer, has back to me, still typing when I guess we're through, and says OK you can go while still typing. And he's not the only one like that.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

I love my Dr and his team,very thankful for all of them

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

The Dr and Staff seemed a little harried. I learned they were seeing almost 60 paients?!?! That is WAY TOO many

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Providers are wonderful. Its just difficult getting appointments in a timely mannet

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

The Dr. And his staff are courteous, and make the visit enjoyable

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I was seeing a doctor for an update for eye surgery and mentioned that my other eye wasn't feeling good. She messaged Dr Wagenborg and I got in right.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Always excellent care at Cole Eye Center with Dr. Wagenberg!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

It is always a pleasure visiting Dr. W. He has a good sense of humor and is very professional! He is a top notch doctor/

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

We just love Dr Wagonberg. We recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Wagonberg is excellant....

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Wagenberg is a great person. And doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

I am fortunate to have Dr. Lewis as my physician. She listens to my concerns and is very knowledgeable about the available treatments.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

My experience was very good. Everyone was polite and kind. The doctor was excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr Waggenberg and his staff are so welcoming, professional and extremely kind and professional!!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

I have always had very good results when I try to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Wagenberg, especially when I need to see him for timely care of any eye problems I am having. The schedulers are always courteous and accommodating.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024


Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr Wagenberg made time to see me and treated my problem and dominions anxiety over the problem

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

He's the best

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Wagenberg and this Team are incredible. They listen and pay attention to details. I recommend them to anyone requiring a top notch ophthalmologist.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Waggenberg and his staff are just fantastic and I wish everyone could have such a wonderful, caring and helpful staff

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I'm running out of words to express how much I appreciate Dr Waggenberg and his staff when you are there the atmosphere is like family !

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr Wagonberg office is great. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Doctor and staff were friendly and listened.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Wagenberg and His Staff are the "BEST"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Great customer service including physician himself

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

I'm very pleased with The Cleveland Clinic, Staff And Dr. Scott Wagenberg, He is a tremendous doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Excellent Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Perfect staff and Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I am grateful every day that my vision has been restored. I have great confidence in Dr Wagenberg and his staff.

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

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