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
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
View all 15 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 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.

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

256 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

31 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

everything about my experience here has been better than can be expressed in a small box. Cancer is a life changing diagnosis, and when other life changing things happen at the same time, one must be protective of the quality of life and also long term outcome. I interviewed other doctors at other hospitals and quickly learned I would be just a statistic, if that, the best comment was "ill get you through it"...whatever that meant. Not for me. my first contact with Dr.Debernardo I knew immediately that not only would he listen, but he would actually care about my situation, would address it, and would do whatever i needed to gain confidence in him and his staff. the difference in approaches was extraordinary. and at last I found the doctor I would trust with my life, my entire life. And I am grateful every second of every day that I didn't stop looking til I found him.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

As stated before, I'm grateful each moment that I did my homework, searched and researched, interiewed and evaluated until I was lucky enough to find the right doctor and the right staff for me. to me finding the right doctor is the most important part of treatment and recovery and I'm ever so thankful that I had access to Dr. DeBernardo at the Clinic and his unbelieveable staff I'm lucky, grateful and continually hopeful that I will make it thru the next two years cancer free., with them. thank you for letting me express my gratitude for them all.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

I thought Dr. Debernardo was thorough . Felt confident that he would make the correct decisions in my health care

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2017

*Dr. Debernardo is an excellent doctor. Outstanding expertise in his area, and very kind, considerate and caring. Allows time for questions.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2017

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. DeBernardo. His care and professionalism are impeccable, but he also has an excellent sense of humor, caring personality and positive attitude. He pegged me within the first 2 minutes of meeting him, and we hit it off as doctor and patient. Above all, I trusted him and knew he had my best interest at heart.What an outstanding asset he is to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017

Dr. DeBernardo is excellent! He is the best specialist in his field, and he interacts with his patients as a name not a number. He and his staff are welcoming, have sincere compassion for the patient & their families, and he shares knowledge and energy to uplift and empower his patients!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2017

I am fortunate to have a doctor who is not only a highly skilled surgeon, but also a caring, compassionate, and kind individual. I also appreciate his sense of humor and optimistic outlook. The bottom line is I tell people Dr. DeBernardo saved my life.

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