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 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

614 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

116 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Scott Wagenberg advised me to return in six weeks from my previous appointment, July 20, and it was very easy to schedule that appointment. I even had a choice of times.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I have two other doctors in the Cleveland Clinic system and am grateful to have them. I receive excellent care from all of them!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg was lovely, very helpful. I didn't get great news but he was wonderful about it.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

The doctor and staff are very efficient, friendly and the best!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

we always recommend Dr. Wagenberg and staff to everyone

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr Wagenberg is a great eye doctor and seems genuine in the care of me and the exam was through

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

no question . I have already recommended dr. Wagenberg. and I am very impressed by all the clevlandclinic !

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

nurse was extremely caring and listened during her exam. Physician came in did not say hello, seemed very rushed & used a dx completely that does not apply when I checked notes on my chart.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Love Dr. Wagenburg

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

I am absolutely Happy with Dr Wagenberg and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr.Wagenberg is the best..i trust him..

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

our appointments were delayed because of COVID-19, but we were able to see Dr. Wagenberg 2 months later and we were admitted very promptly, no waiting.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg has always been very professional and courteous. Would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Wagenberg and his staff make ur eel very important n are a credit to the Cole eye int. Dr. Wagenberg is very knowledgeable n very intelligent Doctor . he's a real assist to his profession .

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Every time I visit a Cleveland Clinic Doc I get a survey. Doc Scott A Wagenberg is very good and if I was concerned I would not continue to see him.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

excellent treatment in Dr Wagenberg s office.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Receptionist as well as staff and Dr. Wagenberg have always been welcoming, respectful, and diligent in all theit respective responsibilities.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

The providers all performed their duties quickly and appropriately. The physician explained the situation and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I love this doctor but today he seemed rushed. Answered all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Appreciate Dr. Wagenberg's hard work and care.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg's professionalism was obvious. He demonstrated his knowledge of my cornea problem and gave me confidence in his findings.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg was kind, courteous and effective! I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Scott A. Wagenberg is very caring and professional, he has always answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

one of the most pleasant places to go when it comes to doctor appts.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I'm very fortunate to have Dr Wagenberg providing care for my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Great experience love the staff at the institute Dr. Wagenburg fantastic

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

dr Wagenberg is one of the best doctors I have ever meet and one of the nicest the whole staff is great

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I would continue to see Dr Wagenberg and reccomend him to anyone. Great work!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

I appreciate the courtesy, cleanliness, and promptness I receive at Dr. Wagenberg's office.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Excellent experience. Was treated exceptionally by registration, office staff, and by Dr. Wagenberg.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr.Wagenberg and his staff make you feel like you are one of only a few patients that day. You can't help but feel comfortable.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg always does a great job!

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Wagenberg was especially candid. A quality I sincerely appreciate from a physician.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

doctor and staff are all very professional yet make you feel totally at ease

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr Wegenberg is a very good Dr

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg has got to be one of the best Doctors in the state.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

the person who scheduled me was efficient and courteous. He gave me an appointment with the doctor I requested, the corneal specialist I have been seeing since last January, at a time that was convenient for me.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Scott Wagenberg and the Cole Eye Institute to others. Dr. Wagenberg is remarkable: very knowledgeable, skilled, patient, and attentive to my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

This provider has a great scheduling system. have found office schedulers and provider easier to work with than most other Cleveland Clinic specialists.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

This provider was recommended to me as being at the top of his profession in every respect. I concur, and would provide the same recommendation.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Very efficient office staff and physician

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2020

Dr Wagenberg made sure to follow up and paid special attention to me

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr Wagenberg is the best! I am very thankful to him and to Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Excellent great Doctor n staff

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg is one of the best Cornea specialist I've seen n help my problem tremendously

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg's explanation was thorough and all questions [personal as well as spouse] were discussed and answered.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr Wagenburg is very good in diagnosing and treating and is very courteous and pleasant at all times even on a very busy day. day.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Doctor wagenburg always has a good experience with me.. He is the most knowledgeable doctor on the staff

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Doctor wagenburg is the most knowledgeable doctor on the staff more so than even your chief of staff

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

everyone in office is pleasant and professional ! I love Dr Wagenberg!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Discusses the reasoning behind changes in procedures. Not just a do it my way doctor. These explanations help me to inform the doctor of any condition I have experienced.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

dr wagenburg and staff are so wonderful to me. Cali, Angela, Brooke, Sue, Heather all deserve special mention. thank you

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Wagonberg is great!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

everything about his practice is top notch! Dr W is the BEST and his staff is great. Also a very nice and comfortable vibe in the practice, I think thanks to Dr W being SO easy to work with.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

As I stated, Dr W is wonderful! Professional yet still humble. So glad he's a CCF doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

when it gets busy there, Dr W actually helps out to keep patients moving.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Really like this doctor. He is very kind and listens to what I have to say and always answers my questions. He has a great bed side manner and is an excellent doctor. So happy that I chose him for my eyes.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

I have already recommended this doctor and his staff to several others.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr Wagenberg and staff were very nice during my eye exam appointment. On a scale 1 to 10, I choose a 10 plus.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

excellent care by the assistant to prepare us for the doctor. The doctor is always very personable and shows that he cares for his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

The doctor ALWAYS shows that he cares for his patients on a personal basis, not just professionally.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

I would definitely recommend this doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

This provider has an excellent reputation in his field in our community. He is respected by all including me.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Doctors staff was prepared thorough, and knowledgeable and able to answer questions.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg is a terrific doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Waggenberg is the best he is so nice and showed so much concern couldn't have been nicer

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr Wagenburg is great!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr wagenberg was so wonderful he was reassuring polite and no pain.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

dr was excellent

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

dr & staff are wonderful

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg is very highly respected and he has earned that and is appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr Wagenberg is the best. his staff is great too. only one thing and that is the Clinic rushes everyone through. you need to allow your doctors to have the time they would like will their patients. I recommend Dr Wagenberg any time I can . your lucky yo have him.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

my experience with Dr. Wagenberg and his staff was excellent. they were congenial, respectful, and efficient.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Wagenberg is extremely competent, kind, and patient. He answered all of my questions and recommended the best treatment option.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

GREAT check up! He provided me with information that put me ease. He is a AWESOME doctor and I have all the confidence in him and his professional opinion regarding my eyesight. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for an eye physician.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Love Dr Wagenberg!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Have recommended several people to Dr Wagenberg. All of them were happy with him & his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Wagenburg is one of the best physicians I have ever been to. amazing bedside/office manner.. incredible surgeon

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

My favorite Doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Wagenberg great and trusted without question

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Both the assistant and Dr. Wagenberg were very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Excellent service and care by all personnel and physicians.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

dr. wagenberg and his staff are the best

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr. wagenberger and his staff are wonderful. they are very helpful and friendly at all times

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr.wagenberg and staff were excellent

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I was especially pleased with Dr. Scott Wagenburg's ability to pinpoint the cause of my specific eye problem and treat it immediately. Very fine physician!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

after hearing the Dr. speak to all the people who went in ahead of me....I feel he rushed through my appointment. I waited a long time to see him I think he intuited that I was a bit perturbed & wanted me out of there as soon as possible.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

entire dr staff are exceptional, dr waggen berg especially, have been coming to this office a

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

my visits with Doctor Waginberg and his staff have always been a pleasure.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

I have found my total experience in Dr Wagonberg's office to be very professional. The staff is very friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

i love Dr. Wagenberg. i would like it if he faced me when he addreses me instead of typing into his laptop. but alas this is probably just the way he has to do his notes. you should get him a scribe

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

One of the best doctors [and staff] I have ever experienced!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr Wagenberg was thorough and very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Experience good and Dr. Wagenberg great.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

When contacting *Dr. Wagenberg thru MyChart I get a response in less than 8 hours, can't ask for more than that.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Wagenberg has always reply back to me in a very good timely matter. It was his quick response on the my chart that even started this whole process.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Wagenberg it's very professional and also the kind of guy you can hang out with. I always felt he was a very competent in his skills. He was highly recommended when I first got my condition. His manner always made me feel very confident and positive about this whole procedure. When I was nervous to talk with him was always calming and positive.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Wagenberg was very good-excellent

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Wagenberg and all the staff at the Hillcrest Cole Eye Clinic are helpful, professional and very courteous.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

this doctor is great he saved my eye. I went to other doctors they couldn't help me they didn't know how dr wagenberg stopped the pain the same day and schedule me for surgery he is one of the nicest doctors no person I have ever meet it hard to get appointments because he is so good he has a lot of patients. oh when I first called there another dr from another hospital referred me there. when I called I was in tears they had no appt the nurse on the phone went and talked to him about my situation and he told her to make the appt and seen my. he was God sent

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr Wagenberg is always full of great humor, while giving expert care. It is a truly fun experience to see him each time. And he is very honest and forthright about the condition of my eyes and what to expect in the future. I appreciate and respect that.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

I have talked about and recommended this office to many people. And with me being a nurse of 40 years, they value my opinions about health care and health care providers.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Wagenberg was also great!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Waited too long to see the Doctor. I Realize the need to schedule appts efficiently, but the patient deserves to see the doctor without waiting for an hour or more.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

excellent doctor excellent experience

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

The Staff assisting Dr. Wagenburg was excellent in performing there job duties. I felt so at ease with each staff member I came in contact will. Dr. Scott examined me in a perfect professional manner, his explanations where very well understood. I left the office feeling absolutely marvelous. Looking forward to my next check up with Dr. Scott and staff.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Scott just needs to keep up his excellent work habits. Job well done.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

very comfortable with Dr. Easy to understand Very thorough and patient

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

This is my second surgery with Dr. Wagenberg. Would highly recommend him. His staff were very prompt and professional. I am satisfied with my surgery results.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

the dr practice is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

dr Scott Wagenberg is top notch

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

doctor and staff very pleasant

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

good doctor but seems rushed

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

I would always recommend Dr. Wagonberg

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr Wagenberg is always terrific!!!!

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