Department Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health Institute
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts
  • Robotic assisted gynecologic surgery
  • Section of Gynecologic Oncology
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers
  • Mesothelioma
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
View all 17 Specialties +


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About Robert DeBernardo, MD

Robert DeBernardo, MD is a gynecologic oncologist in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and is also the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Cleveland Clinic’s Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute.  He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as gynecologic oncology.  He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine.  His specialty interests include first time and recurrent gynecological cancers, Hyperthermic Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), endometrial and ovarian cancer, pathogenesis of endometrial cancer, post op thrombosis, complex laparoscopy and laparoscopic management of gynecologic malignancy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Gynecologic Oncology
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - Temple Univ School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

Treatment of Gynecologic malignancies, including surgery and chemotehrapy, specializing in advanced and recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers. Treatment of cervical, vulvar and endometrial cancers. HIPEC, Intra-peritoneal chemotherapy, Minimally invasive surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/30/2018, Dr. DeBernardo 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

282 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Debernardo is caring and compassionate. He is a credit to his profession. he makes you feel comfortable and is willing to listen and discuss any issues you have. I feel fortunate being referred to him for my cancer surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Debernardo and his staff are completely professional, very caring, and extremely interested in my welfare. They answer all questions or concerns immediately. I have had a very positive outcome from my treatment.. And, hope to continue my visits with him and his staff for many years to come. I feel marvelous!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

DR. Deberando has been very supportive and wonderful through my journey with cancer. I have absolute trust on him.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr Debernardo is a standout professional whose surgical and interpersonal skills are not easily found or replaced.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

I am grateful we found this Doctor. He is always super nice and reassuring and eases my mind. I appreciate him and his knowledge. Thank You! :) <3

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr DeBernardo blows away other docs. He is an outstanding surgeon. His clinical expertise is unparalleled. But it doesn't stop there, he takes it to another whole level in that one,he is truly human and humble and two he cares a great deal about his patients. I don't use those words lightly, this man truly cares. He is quite a gift from God to the medical community. He ROCKS, he's da BOMB and CCF is darn lucky to have him!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

I LOVED Dr. Debernardo. He is the best, most knowledgeable, most respectful Gynecologic Oncologist I have met with or heard of. And I have met with several, and heard about many through my online support group. I would not want to be in anyone else's hands!!!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

dr debernardo is a wondeful listener and care giver

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

They really work with me, as I live in NY. I hope Dr.De Bernardo stays there forever. He is worth the drive. I went to a Cancer Center/Hospital in my area, and never had the care, respect, and dignity that Cleveland Clinic has.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Dr. DeBernardo and his staff are exceptional. I was very blessed that I had found the best care for my condition. I did have to wait however that only increased my appreciation of Dr. DeBernardo as he gave a patient the time she needed. I am continually impressed by the high quality of care that I have and am receiving.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

I had a excellent experience at the Cleveland Clinic and especially with Dr. DeBernardo. He is a very compassionate person, answered all my questions and genuinely cared about me and my condition. I would highly recommend Dr. DeBernardo and everyone I encountered at the Cleveland Clinic. All were extremely nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

my experience was very good. The Dr. was knowledgeable and had good bedside care.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr. DeBernardo and his team are A+++ excellent. I feel so fortunate to have such wonderful care available at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

this Dr is above all others he is down to earth and treats you like a person not a number. believes in individual care if I could give him an over all rating it would be a 11 on a 1-10 scale..

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

I have no complaints about the Clinic or Dr. DeBernardo's office. Everyone is always caring and professional. You don't waste any time there. Never wait long. Dr. De Bernardo and his staff are the best!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

I am blessed to have Dr. DeBernardo & his team, as well as my regular PCP Cleveland Clinic providers as my team! I can count on excellent, productive, and honest care including Tx options as well as clear communication which is so very valuable!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

love this Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr DeBernardo is an amazing doctor. He always makes me feel like I'm am getting the best possible care. He explains everything and is honest about my diagnosis. Tiffany always follows up with any questions I have very promptly. They have both made an awful experience better.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

i've always had a good experience seeing Dr. Debernardo. Everyone has always been extremely nice, helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Debernardo is always very thorough with everything. He listens to me, answers all my questions, and makes sure I understand everything. And he never makes me feel like i'm asking a dumb question.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

The doctor and staff are wonderful. they have a way to ease my anxiety.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Dr was great my first time meeting with him and explained things so i could understand

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

Dr. D continues to give me quality care. (I followed him from UH.) I was able to get an appointment very quickly which surprised me because I know he is a high demand doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Dr. DeBernardo is a wonderful physician that really cares about his patients. He makes them feel safe and he is very calming and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

not exactly sure when dr wants a return visit.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

I always have a good experience with Dr Debernardo. He and his staff are always upbeat and cracking jokes yet serious when need be. He always gives me info in a way I can understand. wouldn't trade him for anything!

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

do occassionally have to wait for dr. de bernardo but he is thorough answers question and is kind. not upset by waiting

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Everyone, from the receptionists to the doctor have ALWAYS been a great experience for me. They are very kind, considerate, respectful, knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Dr is always extremely knowledgeable and caring, and makes sure I u detdtand everything, and answers all my questions, and is very nice and positive

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Dr. Debernardo goes above and beyond with any of my health concerns. He always has the answers and explains , in detail, any concerns I may have.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

dr.debernardo is very encouraging and caring. I always leave his office with a positive felling. I feel blessed to have him as my dr.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

Dr. DeBernardo is the most incredible doctor I have ever seen. He is so compassionate and knowledgeable - I drive 3.5 hours just to see him for care.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Dr. DeBernado is a very thorough, compassionate, caring doctor who is very reassuring and who will do anything to give you the best care possible. I thoroughly trust him. I gladly travel to Cleveland because he is so good.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

I am on a twice yearly checkup bases with dr. dibernardo. and will soon be going to once a year. heat treated me successfully for uterine cancer. I could not have asked for a better more caring physician

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

Dr. Debernardo was very apologetic for the delay in seeing me. One of his staff members had to leave and that caused some delay in the schedule. To me, such an occurrence is more than understandable and did not take away from the quality of my own exam.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2018

Simply the best.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

Dr. Debernardo is excellent. He explains the medical condition thoroughly, answers all questions, and details all treatment options. He also has a wonderful bedside manner.

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