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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Laparoscopic Surgery and Flexible Surgical Edoscopy
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Universidad Central de Venezuela
Foregut Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastroparesis, Hernia Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Research & Publications
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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 1/3/2018, Dr. Rodriguez 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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127 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.3|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.4|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018
He seemed to be behind... kinda rushed to get through the procedure. There was another doctor that came in first and said he was going to be with main provider during the procedure. ( intern) During the procedure, I woke to see the intern working the endoscope that was in my stomach and esophagus while the main provider watched. I did not like that as I was not informed that the intern was going to be doing the work . When I did wake ( due to "ineffective anesthesia" noted in the report) I felt everything and it was not pleasant as they were taking a biopsy. the spot they were working on was very painful. Eventually, they added more med to put me back into twilight and I woke after. I have never used any type of pain pills or any drugs and do not understand why they wouldn't give a 330 lb man more to make sure that this would not happen..
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018
Dr Rodriquez is wonderful and Tom the fellow doctor is also wonderful. Dr Rodriquez is friendly, caring, experienced and excellent in every way. Thank you Doctor R for your outstanding care. You are exemplary.
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018
Dr Rodriquez takes the time to explain everything and answer all of my questions. Thank you!
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018
The staff and nurses are just as wonderful as the doctor. All professional and caring people.
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
I live in West Virginia and I wouldn't put my health in anyone else's hands. Dr. Rodriguez is the best surgeon. and Dr. Kline is the best gastroenterologist. Kudos to you all at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. it is definitely worth the 5 hour drive from West Virginia to Cleveland Ohio. Thank you all for the best care.
Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017
The resident don't care much about the patient. And don't care but to get them out.
Reviewed on Sep 15, 2017
He is the best, I'm very lucky to call him my surgeon.
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