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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Swallowing Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Advanced Esophageal and Motility Fellow
Lebanon, NH USA

Fellowship - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Lebanon, NH USA

Residency - University of North Carolina Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC USA

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

Undergraduate - Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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 11/21/2019, Dr. Gabbard 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

259 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

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

have not met a more professional and caring doctor

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

As a provider Dr. Gabbard exhibits all of the CC Core Values! Thank you for all that you do!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Highly recommend Dr Gabbard & his staff.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Gabbard listens very well to patients and provides thorough responses to questions. I'm very thankful for the quality of care I have received through Dr. Gabbard and through his office.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I'm very thankful for the care I received. Dr. Gabbard is an excellent listener and explains plans of care very well.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

This visit was scheduled by a referral due to urgent assistance. It was great that the doctor's office was able to get my wife in and was addressed her issue.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Love Dr Gabbard! I've already recommended him to others

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Gabbard is very good in every aspect of patient care. There is always the opportunity for a care provider to "step back" and in simple vocabulary go over causes, status, test results, finding, etc., and keep the patient as fully aware, as possible. I would like to see more of this type of Dr. - patient encounter. A bit more "holistic".

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Gabbard is excellent. He clearly, concisely explained my condition, the procedure and listened carefully to my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

one of the best doctors I have ever had!!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Gabbard took time to listen to me and answer my questions

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Amazing doctor! Listened to me and asked how I was feeling, not what doctors have told me what I might be feeling. He went over what me test results showed, came up with a plan of action and showed me medical charts and studies that backed up why he made those decisions. He also asked me to keep in touch with him and let him know how the medicine he prescribed is helping me so he can increase dosage if needed. One of the best doctor visits I have ever had - hands down.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr Gabbard is a nice fella, but I didn't feel like he understood my pain level and seriousness of my problem. Although he's an esophageal doc, I feel that he could have recommended more testing, etc on my general issue of abdominal pain/back/referred pain. Just my opinion...

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

something I've been dealing with for a while now, and Dr. Gabbard had answers and guidance for me at our 1st visit.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Gabbard has been actively treating my condition and is always available.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Gabbard showed an immense amount of compassion for me and my condition. He was very optimistic about treatment going forward.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I felt as if I had my own private doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Gabbard's communication and care was top notch. I appreciated his prompt follow up through the portal with results and a care plan. I look forward to our f/u conversations in a few weeks regarding my care.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Gabbard is absolutely excellent, as well as surgery staff.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr.G. changed my life quality for the best. As a healthcare provider. now patient..... he is truly a special professional. Travel some distance (4hrs) snd it time s more than worth it.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Gabbard was great. He took the time to listen and answer my questions and concerns. I am an educated patient and only want to partner with doctors who are going to take the time and patient concern to explain things very thoroughly. I research and read about my condition. I need a doctor who is willing to engage in discussions.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Gabbard is one of the friendliest and most personable doctors I've met with. He explained everything in a way I could understand and showed me research that backed up everything he told me. We discussed options and asked, rather than told me what we were going to do and I appreciated that a lot. I will recommend Dr Gabbard anytime.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Gabbard takes the time to explain new study results and treatment options, giving both the positives and possible downsides of treatments. He is a caring and knowledgeable physician. I would have no qualms about recommending him to others.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

i would definitely recommend this place and this doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I do wish the scheduling could be done quicker. I suffered while waiting to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

absolutely the best. will be my doctor for now on. he didn't rush like most doctors do and payed attention to my concerns as if they were his own. I'm very grateful and very appreciative

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr Gabbard did an excellent job with my situation. I am very pleased with the care he provided and the follow up emails .

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Gabbard is extremely busy so it is hard to get an appointment with him when you might hope to

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Gabbard is an excellent G.I. specialist and my condition has improved tremendously under his care.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Gabbard took extraordinary measures to accommodate me and schedule my procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

visited four GI doctors from OSU hospital and they could not find visit and dr Gabbard found the problem

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

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Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I was able to get in to see the physician next day when I needed an appointment I appreciate how prompt the service was and the helpfulness of the service department.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Gabbard provides incredible care he was very positive about the prognosis and kept me well informed as a patient. His attitude helped me stay focused and feel that I was going to get better.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I am so thankful to Dr. Scott Gabbard. He is everything I want in a doctor, and he is everything you ask in your questions above. He is kind; he listens; he is efficient; he explains in detail; he is patient. I have been to enough doctors to discern and know that he is a brilliant doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Gabbard to multiple people and even to other doctors. I tell everyone he is an outstanding doctor, and it is no wonder the Cleveland Clinic is so acclaimed and celebrated nationwide.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Excellent. We were very impressed with Dr. Gabbard. He was very knowledgeable and personable.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

i was extremely impressed with the physician, explained everything and showed me the research behind his decisins as well as future options, great great great

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

doctor failed to notice that i had taken my GERD medication while taking the 24 hour esophageal PH test, as directed by the nurse that administered the test. That made the whole purpose of coming from Florida to Cleveland, totally worthless.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Scheduling issues had more to do with Transplant Center than Dr. Gabbard's office.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Gabbard was very thorough in his explanation of the procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

All my questions and concerns were addressed. Doctor Gabbard was very kind.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr always gets back to me quickly by email on mychart. He has a genuine concern about my health. It is comforting.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

I have a rare disease. The doctor and staff is very knowledgeable about it.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. Gabbord was very nice and easy to talk to. He asked questions and listened to my answers without rushing out the door as some doctors do

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

moments before my endoscopy I was informed I wasn't going to be fully sedated, and I was very anxious/stressed. Dr Gabbard assured me I would do great, and made me feel totally comfortable. I am very grateful for him!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

I had an excellent experience. Dr. Gabbard explained everything including answering a few questions I came up with. Dr. Gabbard was very considerate respectful and demonstrated concern for my issues.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

I feel. Like Dr. Gabbard was the first doctor who actually listened to me and gave me reasonable explanations of what my condition might be, not just chalking it up to anxiety, or saying I have no problem, like every other doctor I've seen has told me. He showed concern and passion and within the first five minutes of talking to him I knew I was in the right hands. I can not say enough good things about him. I'm excited to continue treatment with him and figure out how to fix my condition

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Gabbard responded promptly to my MyChart questions/concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

I was very impressed with response time from Dr Gabbard as to results of tests!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Gabbard made it easy for me to understand what is going on with my digestive system. He was very thorough answering any questions I had . Also, he gave great suggestions on things that can help with my disorder. Great doctor!!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Amazing doctor. really takes his time and not only talks to you but listens. you can tell dr. gabbard really cares about his patients. answers all questions very promptly via my chart. very patient.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Dr. Gabbard is always caring and thoroughly explains every aspect of my problems and the treatment needed. He is an excellent doctor, and I am very fortunate to have him care for me.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

The doctor was knowledgeable, skilled and personable.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

dr. Gabbard was excellent. explained everything very well so I understood.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

It was a good experience .. Dr Gabbard showed me the MedCline pillow and it has helped me tremendously with my esophageal issues.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Gabbard was very knowledgeable and courteous. He listened to me as I described my health issues. He was cordial and very respectful!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

my experience with Dr gabbard has been one of the most pleasant visit I have Ever had since starting the lung transplant experience he's always informative honest direct and precise in educating you concerning you gastro disease .

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Gabbard is a kind, caring and dedicated physician. He listens well and takes his time making sure all my questions and concerns are addressed.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

It has been a pleasure having Dr. Gabbard in my care teem. He has always been very caring, concerned, honest and very much a comfort that I'm getting great care. I started in his care during a very difficult time and God blessed me in finding him for my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

I have never been to a better health provider in my entire life.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

I felt incredibly rushed and almost silly for seeing this doctor. though he addressed my problems were real, he was not interested in the symptoms behind them. His bedside manner was lacking but so were his listening skills. I walked out feeling very anxious, rushed and unimportant.

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