Department General Surgery
Primary Location Lutheran Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Lutheran Hospital
Primary Location

Lutheran Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastric pacemaker
  • General Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Gastroparesis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Obesity
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Laparoscopic Surgery and Flexible Surgical Edoscopy
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Universidad Central de Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Foregut Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastroparesis, Hernia Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

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 12/16/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

121 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez was excellent at addressing all of my many questions, which I very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

it was my fault that I had trouble I am a tech tard ....but called support and your tech team helped me and stayed with me till I was with Dr. You people at Cleveland are amazingly kind....thank you all ! Best hospital ever !

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

super Doctor !

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

very easy and very clear, the Dr Rodriguez answer all my questions about the operation in form professional, I happy with this virtual appointment

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Excellent care and communication from *Dr. Rodriguez and his team.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

*Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent surgeon!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is world class

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is the kindest, most attentive doctor I have met. Always listens to whatever you have to talk about and always able to explain if you have any concerns. Best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Rodriquez is outstanding. he cares about his patients. Dr. R answers all of my questions & makes it easy to understand. He is an outstanding surgeon, the very best. Dr R saved my life.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Rodriquez & his staff. They are all excellent and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I have always been treated so well! Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent surgeon and has always been very professional and compassionate!!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

he showed no interest in me at all! barely spoke to me and when I asked about a previous fellow doctor I had he was very rude in answering my question. I would never see him again!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr Rodriguez is always able and willing to help. even when I've had other doctors disregard me he stays right on top of things and helps figure out the issue and treat it. He responds immediately even after hours and is always very kind and attentive. I have and will continue to recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

He is hands down one of the best doctors out there!

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