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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

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • 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
  • Open Inguinal and Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Breast
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
View all 33 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Fissures
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in situ
  • Fistulas
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastrointestinal (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

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

Undergraduate - Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Steven Wanek, MD.

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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 9/28/2023, 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.

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

211 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
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Wanek was kind, caring and attentive during my visit with him.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr. was very informative and nice.I would recommend him for sure

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

I'm a nurse at the clinic and it's been far and few that I've experienced such great bedside manner as Dr Wanek. He wasn't rushed, he was thorough, he was friendly, listened to my concerns... I really appreciate him as a provider and felt like I was in really good hands with him.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Steve was amazing! He did not make me feel rushed, dumb from asking a lot of questions & most of all he was respectful and classy.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Wanek is very nice, pleasant and personable with his patients. My husband has been to him many times and when it was my turn to see a surgeon I requested him.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Wanek was so professional and so easy going. I felt extremely comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

I very much appreciated Dr. Wanek's empathic and calm bedside manner. Dr. Wanek took the time to explain everything, answer questions, and diagnosed what needed to happen next. I needed to have an in office procedure and his extra attention to detail led to a successful outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Wanek!!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

I love Dr. Wanek. He's a very professional, caring doctor whom I have complete trust in.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr Wanek was sooo nice & caring after surgery & office visit.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

I constantly recommend Dr. Wanek. He is outstanding!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Wanek and his staff are wonderful. At his office and in the surgery room. I go to him for all my surgeries.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Wanek, and his assistant, were so nice and really did a great job with me as a person and as a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Wanek removed a cist on my right shoulder in less than five minutes. No pain, and I never worried about experiencing any issues. Very well done and very efficient process

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I love Dr Wanek. He is a compassionate, understanding, honest man that I trust.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

He was so polite he explained everything to me got my scans done right away,i was very satisfied with my appt definitely need more doctors like him

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Wanek and his office secretary are very pleasant and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Wanek was great. I appreciated him wanting to run additional tests and be confident of his decision before recommending surgery.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Wanek is a very good doctor. He is very kind and courteous. He will always be my first choice. I have recommended him to family and friends. He is very knowledgeable too. He explains things and listens too.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr.Wanek was fantastic! I didn't feel rushed and he was very thorough and caring. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr Wanek has done my Masectomy and a few colonoscopies. He's awesome! He takes his time, answers all my questions, always personable, and respectful. I would trust him with any surgery.

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