Department General Surgery
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Medina Hospital Medical Office Building

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Office Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 35 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Fissure
  • Fistulas
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • GI Bleeding
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hernias
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernias
View all 38 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Akron City Hospital
Akron, OH USA

Residency - Summa Health System
Akron, OH USA

Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Graduate School - Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH USA


  • Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/19/2018, Dr. Wanek 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

92 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Wanek was very considerate and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Wanek was very informative about the procedure he was doing. He was respectful and kind as was his assistant.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

I waited for over 45 minutes beyond my appointment time to see Dr. Wanek. I spent about 10-15 minutes in his office. After my appointment I stood in line for about 15-20 minutes waiting to check out. Finally when it was my turn in line to check out I was told I didn't need to check out. There should be signage or some way to let patients know whether or not they need to check out. It was a very long and tiring afternoon especially since I was recovering from surgery!

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Dr Wanek is amazing

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Dr. Wanek has really been wonderful this past year, he's a great Dr. I do have some concerns though and I feel as though I'm not being heard. my gallbladder was removed one year ago and I am still having pain and aching;it's awful! Dr. Wanek would like me to take a steroid to help with inflammation/pain. I have a noted mental health condition and steroids could aggravate my condition. no alternative was given and he kinda made me feel as though it wasn't a big deal. They could ease me off the steroid if there were any adverse effects. A manic episode is something I'm not interested in. I took the prescription from him, filled it and I am yet to take it! I look at the box and think...tomorrow. I'm not sure I will take it. I suggested we take a look at his handy work and make sure my body is functioning properly. Maybe I have a stone or my liver is stressed, I'm not sure! But common sense tells me if you remove an organ, wouldn't you check to be sure all is functioning properly without said organ? He's suggesting I see a GI Dr. if the steroid doesn't work! I never had one digestive issue or problems with diarrhea until my gallbladder was removed. I will happily see a GI Dr. but first if he refuses to check my liver and all ducting that he rearranged; I want a second opinion! He commented that my top incision is to height he may have "upset" a nerve or muscle. Great! Just wonderful! I'm just sick of the aching and muscle spasms, I want answers and relief.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

My office visit was a routine post op visit after surgery for hernia repair. I am extremely appreciative of the excellent care I received at Medina hospital outpatient surgery dept. The nursing staff at the hospital as well as the staff at the medical building for my post op visit were extremely pleasant and very helpful. In addition, I am extremely impressed and very grateful for Dr. Wanek's excellent surgical skills. My postop pain & discomfort were minimal and my recovery time was shorter than expected. I also had absolutely no postop nausea or dizziness, so kudos to the anesthesiologist as well.

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