Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Westlake Medical Campus Building A
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Westlake Medical Campus Building A
Primary Location

Westlake Medical Campus Building A

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Angioplasty
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Endovascular Repair Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Renal Stents
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Screening and Testing
  • Stents For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgery Department
  • Vascular Surgery Section
  • Vascular Surgery Services
  • Vascular Tests
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping
  • Vena Cava Filters
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Phlebitis
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Disorders
  • Venous Insufficiency
View all 8 Specialties +


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About James Bekeny, MD

James R. Bekeny, MD, is a vascular surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and director of the Cleveland Clinic Westlake Vein and Vascular Center. He is trained in vascular surgery and  board certified in general surgery.

A Cleveland-area native, Dr. Bekeny earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Lutheran Medical Center, Cleveland. 

Dr. Bekeny was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2011. He previously was on the staff at Lakewood Hospital where he was chairman of the Department of Surgery for eight years and continues as medical staff president. His specialty interests in vascular surgery include carotid surgery, balloon angioplasty, aortic stent grafts, laser vein ablation and microphlebectomy. His general surgery specialties include hernia repair, laparoscopic gall bladder surgery, mole removal and thyroid, parathyroid and colon surgery.
Dr. Bekeny is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Phlebology (varicose and spider veins), the Cleveland Vascular Society, the Cleveland Surgical Society and the Northern Ohio Medical Association.

A resident of Westlake, Dr. Bekeny and his wife have a son who is an otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. and a daughter who is a general surgery resident at University Hospitals of Cleveland.  In his leisure time, Dr. Bekeny enjoys skiing, gardening, woodworking  and doing handyman projects.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lutheran Hospital
Vascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Hiram College
Hiram, OH USA


  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Vascular surgery, veins, varicose veins, spider veins, venous disorders, vein ablation, sclerotherapy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/29/2019, Dr. Bekeny 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

86 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

always listened & informative with information about the procedure, ultrasounds and my legs in general! I appreciate all the time he's set aside to get me in to be seen, when I was in extra pain at home! *false info was put in a note about Dr. Bekeny's care. he has been awesome since day 1 of meeting!!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr Bekeny was incredibly kind and patient. we did not feel rushed at all. He took his time explaining the options. Highly recommend!!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr was very detailed on steps he would be taking to diagnose my problem.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

felt confidence about the proposed procedures after the doctor explained them to me.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

minimal wait time in reception area, minimal time waiting in office for nurse and minimal waiting for dr.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Bekeny was very thorough and he explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He arranged for me to have an ultrasound at that appointment to eliminate an additional appointment. I appreciate that Dr. Bekeny took ample time to thoroughly explain my medical condition and the options for treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

intelligent caring sympathetic doctor

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Bekeny is a superior doctor and has a very kind demeanor. He is very concerned about doing the right care for the patient. He explains tests and treatment thoroughly. He listens patiently and answers questions and concerns. His nurse and ultrasound tech are caring and wonderful too. A great team that Cleveland Clinic should be proud to have!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

DR Bekeny always includes me in deciding how to proceed. He gives me the options and explains his reasoning.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Bekeny for many years because he always addresses the conditions and treatments prior to the procedure and explains during the procedure. Dr. Bekeny is very engaging during the procedure which is a positive distraction and the conversation is light and often humorous. Also, the background music is always good. I have recommended Dr. Bekeny many times.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

The Dr explained everything

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Beckeny is very easy to talk to, knowledgeable and at the same time friendly so that I felt very much at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

I'm still waiting for follow up phone call to hear if my insurance will cover the procedure needed that I went to this Dr. for

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

first doctor with a sense of humor.a+in my book

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Bekeny is always kind and courteous.

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