Title Section Head
Department Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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

  • Adenosarcoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Dysgerminoma
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma of the Uterus
  • Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary
  • Gynecologic Carcinoid Tumors
  • Gynecologic Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers
  • Immature Teratoma of the Ovary
  • Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mixed Germ Cell tumors of the Ovary
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumors
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pediatric Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sertoli Leydig Cell Tumor
  • Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Undifferentiated Endometrial Sarcoma
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
  • Yolk Sac Tumor
View all 36 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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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 4/2/2020, 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.

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

169 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

experience with care provider - excellent

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Bernardo was excellent in explaining my condition and what he wanted to do regarding my care.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Bernardo was great. I recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Debernardo is amazing! He is so caring and informative. I would recommend him to all friends and family!

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr DeBenardo is great?

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

My care provider was very thorough and professional and actually drew diagrams for me to take with me that addressed my unique questions and concerns. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect provider for my condition.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I cannot say enough great things about *Dr. Debernardo - he is kind, caring, always takes his time with me and goes above and beyond what other providers do.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

yes Dr. Debernardo and Tiffany provide excellent care in a compassionate and informative manner. They explain my prognosis and diagnosis l, as well as treatment options in a clear and consistent manner. They are willing to consider my

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

The provider was very knowledgeable about my condition, he explained it in good detail. I wish all providers had his positive attitude.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Debernardo was very good. He explained everything in a caring manner.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Debernardo explained what he understood of my condition and how he planned to address it. He introduced those accompanying him and included my husband in the discussion. I felt very relieved after my appointment,

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr Deberanrdo was a perfect blend of expert and friend.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. DeBernardo is a wonderful person who makes his patients feel like they are his only concern. I know he has a lot patients but always seems to remember everything about your case.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

recommended to two friends, dr Debernardo took the time to draw a picture so my husband could understand procedure!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

I needed to get scheduled sooner they handled that with concern and respect they took care of everything made it a lot easier on me.when I arrive handicap parking was great close and they were very prompt courteous and I was called within 10 minutes the doctor came in I was very impressed and exceptionally impressed with the doctor. he is what I expected and obviously needed I am very at ease with my schedule surgery after speaking with him. his staff is very gracious and efficient as well I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

I recommend Cleveland Clinic to everyone. The care and concern is outstanding. Dr. Debernardo saved my life.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Debernardo is a great doctor. he is patient and kind and has always set my mind at ease. I had been seeing another doctor at another hospital and having problems. He was filling in for my doctor and I thank God every day that he saw me that day because he identified health issues my doctor was not addressing and performed two laser surgery procedures that cured the pain I had been experiencing for a few years. I am so grateful for his expertise. I honestly feel he identified a health issue that could have become very serious. He is an excellent doctor. I travel from Florida to see him.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. DiB goes WAY ABOVE & BEYOND in taking time with his patients and answering every question. he's quite a gift to the medical community. Not only is he an outstanding surgeon and physician but an amazing person who has accepted the offer & challenge of truly helping people at their most vulnerable time and giving them hope...this is HUGE!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. De Bernardo takes time to explain medical information, is kind and thorough. I am very happy with him as doctor. He also seems to read the latest research and shares that information with his patients.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Feel very comfortable with Dr.DeBernado and Suzanne Ellliott. The Dr. throughly went over my CT Scan with myself and son. Gave me good news. I trust this Dr. DeBernardo with my whole being.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Always tell people that Dr. DeBernardo saved my life .

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. DeBernardo and his staff has given me life back. They truly are my family now.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr Debernardo truly does care about me and my concerns. He always spends as much time with me that I need.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I would recommend Dr D. and his entire team to anyone. He takes the time to listen to what you have to say, tells you what the diagnosis is and his procedure plan is and if you agree with it and if you have any concerns. He is the best!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

great doctor. took time to answer all my questions

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Love my doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. DeBarnardo and Tiffany are the best care givers they honestly care a lot about you and they make being sick easier. They make you feel special, the things your most scared of they know just how to explain things so your not as scared. I was extremely scared to have chemo and if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have had it

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

dr. Debernardo is an outstanding Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Debernardo is an awesome doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

I always have a good experience with Dr. Debernardo.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Debernardo was wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Debernardo is an amazing Gyn/Onc! I am grateful to have him caring for my rare metastasized cancer. His professionalism, compassion, concern is the greatest. I am fortunate to have the gift of time 9+ years in dealing with my disease.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. DeBernardo conducted a commendable 2nd/consultation OV. He also assisted us in connecting with an out of state family member that is aphyqsician and wanted to participate in the visit.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I really like and respect Dr.Debarnardo

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I have never had a doctor stay and talk with me as Dr DeBernarndo has with ever vs never rushed or in a hurry

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Debernardo shows respect and how much he cares for each of his patients

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

I would highly recommend this doctor. he is upbeat, caring and explains everything so I understand. he welcomes questions.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. DeBernardo is exceptional! He listens, explains, and is very realistic about health issues. His pleasant demeanor and his sense of humor helped with my initial cancer diagnosis, and the surgery/treatment that followed. I am so thankful that I am able to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Doctor went to great length to provide me with an explanation of my condition and treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

I have NEVER had a bad experience. Dr. DeBernardo always takes the time to talk about my condition and my progress. He is informative and caring. Kudos to him and his entire staff!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr Debernardo is the best dr, and the Cleveland clinic is very very lucky to have him on staff!!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Awesome doctor

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.

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