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Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Benign Prostate Surgery
  • Bladder Tumor Biopsy And Resection
  • Kidney And Ureteral Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Nerve-sparing Prostatectomy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Rectal Exam
  • Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
  • Urology
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Elevated PSA
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Hematuria
  • Hydrocele Hernia
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones: Oxalate-Controlled Diet
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Seminoma
  • Testicular Cancer
View all 11 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Urologic Oncology
San Antonio, TX USA
2011

Residency - University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Urology
Farmington, CT USA
2009

Residency - University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Surgery
Farmington, CT USA
2005

Medical Education - University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN USA
2003

Undergraduate - Carleton College
Northfield, MN USA
1997

Certifications

  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Bladder cancer, kidney cancer, kidney stones, penile cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, urologic oncology

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 10/25/2019, Dr. Ercole 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

482 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

141 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Ercole us an excellent physician, knowledgeable, personable and kind. She takes her time explaining your condition and has almost become part of the family.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Ercole saved my live.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Ercole and her team are A++

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr Ercole is an outstanding, caring provider.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Doctor Ercule was excellent and explain all the details and repeated when needed.too bad the front desk staff is terrible

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Wonderful experience. Dr Ercole was personable, patient and thorough

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr Ercole is a wonderful and truly amazing doctor she takes pride in her work takes the time to explain things and makes certain her patient understands. I am very happy she is my urologist.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

wish she was my primary doctor

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

doctor arranged for office visit to help me fully.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Dr. Ercole already had set up my appointment date from previous visit. Everything went smoothly and in good order.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Dr. Ercole had always been my best and first choice to be my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

overall i am very pleased with my doctors and Cleveland clinic. i find that Cleveland Clinic to be people oriented and easily contacted

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I have a 2 hour ride to to Cleveland I didn't need an on-site visit this made it much easierdr ercole has courage she's a terrific surgeon and provides a great service to our patients she is a true hero

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Ercole is amazing

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr.Ercole is very effective at doing what is best for her patients ! I feel I am in good hands with her ! and, your Clinic is very clean !

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Can't say enough about Dr. Ercole!! She is top shelf, the best.Just GREAT

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

had a great on line meeting with Dr Ercole

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Ercole did her usual great job.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

I couldn't have asked for a better Dr. than Dr. Barbara Ercole and her staff they were very caring patient kind and understanding Dr. Ercole you r the best again thank you for taking such good care of me I always felt safe with you from start to the end may GOD continue to bless you to continue to help others.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

my experience with Dr. Ercole has always been very professional. She explains everything in length and the plan she is putting in place for me with my understanding and agreement.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

of all the doctors that i have dealt with at cleveland or anywhere. Dr Ercole is the best. SHE LISTENS to me.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Excellent interpersonal skills. Wonderful listener and solution provider.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Ercole, Did everything possible to make me feel comfortable during this very stressful period, What a Wonderful Physician.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Barbara Ercole is amazing profesional and human person.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

I wish Dr Ercole was also my primary general practitioner she is that thorough and good!

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr Ercole is the best of all my physicians

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Ercole really cares for her patients.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr Ercole is very personable and caring. Always willing to work with me and answer questions.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Barbara Ercole, explained well of the effect of the procedure to the patient. and she is friendly and kind.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Again, Dr. Ercole is amazing.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

My provider is best doctor on earth, in my opinion.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

as always dr. e is tops

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr Ercole is the best

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

The doctor took the time to detail my blood work and provide guidance leading to my followup in office visit.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2020

It was great! The receptionist told me to expect the call, and sure enough a few hours later the Dr. called me.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

If you had given me the option of Excellent on all of these I would have rated Dr. Ercole an excellent in every category! she is terrific & very caring!!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Seeing Dr. Ercole in person is always better & rewarding in that she has a great bedside manner, Bering interested & caring she is a terrific person! The video visit does not do her justice but it was a great substitute during these times & it saved me a 3 1/2 hr Drive!.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Dr. Ercole has always shown the utmost respect and attention to me and my condition. not quite as good as seeing her in person but still a great experience.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Dr. Ercole and Adrianne are a great team; personable and project genuine concern for the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

The Dr take time to explain everything. I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Dr. Ercole is one of my favorite DRS. She is always very attentive and she always involve me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

The Doctor immediately recognized factors I had not yet considered and proposed a perfectly satisfactory recommendation concerning the removal of my bladder due to bladder cancer.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr Ercole is AWESOME and I am lucky to have her as my Urologist.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr Ercole was fantastic and an asset to your hospital

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Best Dr I ever have had in my life

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

The care from the Dr. and the office was very much to my satisfaction

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

Great Customer Service.. Dr. Ercole is the Best

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

The doctor was very courteous and engaged well with me and my issues. She was happy to answer all of my questions thoroughly and with a sense of humor. She discussed alternatives and made referrals as needed.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Ercole is the best urologist I've known and I used to work with an elite unit of urologists.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Super Dr. extremely knowledgable of all facets of prose cancer

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

I love Dr. Ercoli's she isa great doctor. She always take her time with you, I never feel rush and she always explain all of the process or plan to follow.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Dr Ercole and her staff are the best. Very professional and efficient.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Dr Ercole is the best Doctor you have in your urology department

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr Ercole is super !!!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

I am very happy with Dr. Ercole. she comes across as very competent and knowledgeable, while being an excellent listener. Her ability to answer my questions with understandable reasoning was excellent. I respect her opinions and would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Ercole is a consummate professional.Very knowledgeable and caring and that reflects on her staff.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr.Ercole was very polite courtesy efficient kind patient through in explaining to me what was going on and what needed to be done and what she would do she took her time an had visual pictures showing exactly where everything was and how she would handle my surgery she explained the good and the possible she was excellent I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Ercole made this very unpleasant procedure acceptable and comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr, Ercole is the most caring physician I've ever known.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Ercole acted as a true professional, taking the added time and effort necessary to make an informed decision regarding the need for me to have an additional test and procedure. She also took the time to explain her decision making. Thank you Dr. Ercole.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

found it d ifficult having enough time to talk to the doctor one on one

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

the doctor and her staff are the best! They have compassion which is only surpassed by their knowledge and skills.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

the doctor that i was assigned to was very good but she was a surgeon, not what i nerded

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I'm so pleased to find Dr Ercole. I'm very confident in her treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

she is an excellent Doctor, very professional, takes time with me explaining everything that I wants to know about my problems, I'm very happy with her

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Ercole is the BEST!! She saved my life!All staff are excellent

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Great great Doctor smart, highly skilled, caring, really concerenedfeel very lucky to have Dr. Ercole

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr Ercole is one of the better doctors I have had. She is personable and knowledgeable while making it clear she wants your input both in how you feel and what you expect/want from her care. She explains the data, associated indications and options simply and with concern for comprehension. She also brings something that I have found unusual in doctors - a gentle and playful sense of humor which makes the appointments more human and perhaps compassionate. Kudos to the doc.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Ercole is the best

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Ercole is the Best...I work in the Pathology field of Doctors and Dr Ercole is Top A...

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Excellent First Class Service received from Dr Barbara Ercole

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

everyone I meet or have met who is going through what I am going through I recommend this provider she is great

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Very happy with Dr. Ercole. She has a good "bedside" manner and is very informative about my condition an treatment options.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Unfortunately I could not obtain an earlier appointment because I was seeking quality care. The delay was a rewarding experience. Dr. Ercole listens, investigates, explains and addresses my concerns. The professionalism and humanism that I observed and received reassure me that the calling of the profession is pertinent and strong.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Ercole is A+++

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I recommended Dr. Ercole to my brother and now he is also being treated by her.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I am so blessed to have had Dr. Ercole as she saved my live.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

all good. CC is great. my Doctor is outstanding in every sense of medical care and superior people skills. thanks. tm

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

dr. Encole is a super star.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr.Ercole is very personable and professional. she puts me at ease and discusses my health with caring attitude. her staff is also very professional and a pleasure to interact with

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Ercole is the best doctor who has ever cared for me. I recommend her to any friend or coworker all the time! GREAT!!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Ercole on several occasions.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr Ercole is the best doctor I have ever visited! She takes her time and is very caring and compassionate. Just the best!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr Ercole!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Worst experience ever....I had to wait more than 3 hours to see the doctor and hope not to ever see this doctor again!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

will recommend dr.ercole to friends.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr. Ercole is a very caring and dedicated physician

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

superb appt with Dr Ercole

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Ercole is a great doctor and human being.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

dr Ercole is a knowledgeable, caring physician

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

I appreciated the fact that Dr Ercole reviewed all relevant records before my scheduled appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Ercole is great

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Ercole is an excellent Dr. in my opinion

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Like I said Dr. Ercole is an excellent doctor, no complaints whatsoever.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Dr. Ercole is a fantastic doctor. she always explains my kidney stone issues in a clear, understandable way. she also has a delightful tfl sense of humor. seeing her is like visiting a friend.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Ercole. I've had very painful kidney stones for a few years and she always manages to make me smile and feel like she truly cares what happens to me. She is a competent, warm, and personable doctor and I really appreciate her help!

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Dr. Ercole is the best!!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. made me feel at ease

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

was very pleased with the care Dr. gave me wish they had a higher grade then 5

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr Ercole is excellent and I would never see another Urologist, she is wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr Ercole is an amazing Doctor and I have the highest regards for her.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I am so pleased with the Doctor's treatment. I'm so happy i took the recommendation!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr Ercole is by far the best doctor I have had the pleasure of seeing at Cleveland Clinic. Too bad she is not an Internal Medicine doctor, so I could see here for all my appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Ercole is an exceptional care giver.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. Ercole is the beast doctor I've ever had the pleasure of seeing.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

very good experience with Dr Ercole. all questions answered and all concerns addressed very thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Ercole is the best doctor! She is kind and gentle and takes the time to listen to and answer all my questions. I feel I wouldn't have the same care if I was treated by someone else!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

had a great appointment with Dr. Ercole re my current situation and options.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

can't say enough about Dr Ercole and her professionalism. explains everything so we can understand what is happening and what needs to be done. treats us like real people, not just a number.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Ercole is an awesome doctor. She always takes the time to explain my medical situation and care options in away that is easy to understand - including drawing little diagrams of the prostate, etc. to help explain. She always demonstrates caring for me and is easy to relate to. I have full confidence in her capabilities as my urologist and rate her 5.0 in all respects. I feel blessed to have her as my care provider.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Ercole is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Ercole is the best doctor I have ever had! Trust me. At 64yo, I have seen many.Her knowledge and bedside manner can't be beat.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

As a result of her outstanding care, I have already recommended Dr. Ercole to others.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

I have the highest respect for Dr Ercole, she is a excellent physician and credit to her profession

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I would not drive 600 mile round trip, overnight hotel and expenses if the care of Dr. Ercole was not excellent. She will continue to be my doctor related to her specialty.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

excellent visit with Dr Ercole. I will return for my follow up appointment

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr Ercole is top of the line, cares and listens to my needs and most importantly spends as much time as needed

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Excellent Doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr Ercole is one of the best doctors I ever had, she truly cares about her patients

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

We have all ready. We think Dr. E and her staff are the Best

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Due to the lengthy wait time and poor computer check-in results I had decided to make this my last visit to the Clevland Clinic. Dr. Ercole's concern, attitude, and professionalism was the only reason I will continue to use Clevland Clinic as my care giver.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr Ercole is a superb physician.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Ercole is top notch and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Ercole offers me highly skilled and attentive care.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

the doctor was very nice and appeared to sincerely care about my mental health as well

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr.B.Ercole is very knowledgeable !She is precise , and caring ! I am very please with Cleveland Clinic for every visits ! Thank you !!!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

DR ERCOLE IS ONE OF THE BEST DOCTORS I HAVE EVER HAD

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Ercole has amazinf bed side manners. Plus she is very clear and knowledgeabl in explaining results and course of care. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr Ercole is the BEST physician and Urologist! Not only is she the most thorough and professional Doctor ever, her outstanding and caring personality, honesty, and easy to understand explanations of medical terms makes her number one. She takes her time and doesn't rush patients. As a patient, she makes me feel in great hands. I would travel thousands of miles to see her. Cleveland Clinic should be honored to have her.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Ercole is extremely professional, however she also has a terrific bedside manner. She is definitely one of my favorite doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. She explains things very clearly too.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Ercole as a urologist.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Ercole is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Ercole is a Saint! she is incredibly smart, thoughtful, a gifted surgeon, and a sense of humor. I looked at her credentials on line and followed her career to date. I read some her publications. I was prepared, knowing I was trusting my life in her hands. it has been an absolute pleasure being under her care.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

i love Dr. Ercole.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Your staff, Dr. Ercole and your hospital are the best. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

have already recommended Dr Ercole to a friend who is very happy with her.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr Ercole , has an unique ability to explain a complex medical condition so that I was able to understand . Dr Ercole, is very professional, compassionate , and wise beyond her years. My consultations with the dr. are like visiting an old friend.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

I feel she had real difficulty understanding my point of view and concerns. I am a goofy 70 year old geezer but I felt she had markedly less empathy than almost every other doctor I've dealt with in my entire life. I deliberately searched out a woman doctor because I think on average they are more understanding. This may be just a generational effect that is disappearing. On further reflection wondering if she was put off by something she was projecting onto me. The word that comes to mind is rigid

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Ercole and her staff were very courteous and professional. She answered all my questions and guided me in the right direction concerning my health needs.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

great doctor

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