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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
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pterygium Surgery
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anterior Ocular Disease
  • Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Ulcer
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Scar
  • Dry Eyes
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Ocular Health
View all 12 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/3/2022, 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

714 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

88 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

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

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)

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

He and his team are great care providers

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr. Wagenbergs attention to detail when it comes to my eye issues is so comforting. He is so thorough with his care.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

My answers all relate to the fact that I felt very rushed. When told of my diagnosis and treatment, he did not ask if I had any questions. I was handed a script and told when to return. I felt like I was taking too much of his time by asking questions. Small complaint for a really good doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Excellent Doctor. Would, have, and will continue to recommend Dr Wagenberg.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Fine, efficient experience. Dr. Waggenberg gave his full attention to my cornea problem and difficulty seeing out of my right eye. Told me to call him if the new prescription doesn't work.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Excellent treatment. Hurried but this dr. Is very busy!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Best eye doctor I have ever been to. Period!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

I have been seeing doctor Scott Wagenberg for 20 years, he is an wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Making any appointment with any Cleveland Clinic doctor or provider needs to be more efficient. This is not merely in making appointments with Dr. Wagenberg. It's not easy to make an appointment with any of my doctors.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is excellent. It's why I have kept going back to him for my annual exams and all eye concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is an excellent doctor and I am very glad he is my ophthalmologist

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Excellent. Dr.Wagenberg is the best. I always recommend him .

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is a wonderful, caring Doctor and his staff is great!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Excellent experiences with Dr Wagonberg and staff.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr Wagenberg is the best

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

The Doctor was professional and thorough; however, he seemed to be in quite a rush that day.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr Wagenberg & his staff are the best!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

I would see Dr Wagenverg no matter where he was. He's the best

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

The nurses and the doctor handle themselves in a very professional manner!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

I don't like Cl. Cl. Provider's but I would recommend this one

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Did have my friend come for her first appointment. She was pleased with everything and Dr. Wagenberg is her new eye Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Very capable Dr and staff pleasant and and courteous

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

I always have a very good experience with Dr wagenburg he is the greatest doctor and his office girls are excellent

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

I did recommend Dr wagenburg to my niece and she goes to him now also he done cataract surgery on her

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Best eye doctor

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg and his staff are outstanding!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Doctor was not friendlyIn a hurry

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Doctor W. Is the best in all regards.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

He is the best doctor I have ever been to. His abilities to help me see again are like a gift from Jesus. I thank him for all his knowledge. Thank you

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

I really appreciated the care and professionalism of all personnel involved in my visit. Dr wagenberg is always very nice .

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is a excellent, caring and fabulous doctor. He listens to you and really cares about helping you in any way he can. I trust him because he is honest and trustworthy! Great doctor. So glad he is my doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr. W is always the best!

Reviewed on May 19, 2022


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Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is a wonderful doctor. Very skilled, he did a fantastic job on my cataract.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

The doctor dis a thorough job and put me at ease.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Truly a pleasant experience. Knowledgable techs and doctor taking time to explain everything.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is a pleasure to deal with and a very good physician

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg and his nurses are very kind and caring, He is thorough and patient friendly. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Love this doctor , very nice staff . Very caring doctor and staff

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Doctor seemed very hurried, didn't have time to introduce himself. But, I know he is very much in demand. I didn't take it personally.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg was very accommodating and took excellent care of me

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

There was no reason proposed treatment. Just continue as things are. I have told people In need of serious optical care that he is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Excellent nurses and doctor

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

The staff was excellent and Dr is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Wagenberg Is great.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

My wife & I love *Dr. Wagenberg!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr Wagenberg was so great, that I had no worry going into this corneal transplant at all.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Scott Wagenberg, MD is the best !

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Great Job. Everyone is helpful. Dr. Is the best

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

From the technician to the doctor everyone was very professional and made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr Wagenburg is always personalable and discusses what is going on

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr, Wagenberg is exceptional. Very down to earth, despite that he's crazy busy. He's world class talented with the ego of a real regular guy.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Quick response to questions sent to Doctor with MyChart. Very pleased

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Doctor and staff are awesome. Very professional and comforting

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg is genuinely a good guy. On at least 3 occasions I've seen him chip in as part of the staff to keep things moving for the patient. Extremely high workload and seems to be understaffed, but Dr. Wagenberg does what needs to be done.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr listens well

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

I've been going to this doctor for years. He told me to keep taking my eye drops, and gave me a new prescription for new glasses. He' A great eye doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Was really impressed with doctor & staff. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Would always recommend, Dr.Wagenberg to anyone who needs eye surgery or care

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

The best Doctor around!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Wagenberg and staff are kind, caring, knowledgeable and concern for your well being. Very excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I have already recommended a friend to Dr wage berg. Such an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr wagenberg provides excellent service

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

First time visit with Dr.Wagenberg. His social skills were amazing

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Highly recommend the doctor and staff.

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