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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

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.

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

143 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

15 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr. Rodriguez and his entire staff are amazing!! This is my second surgery with him and I've never had any issues. The entire Bariatric Institute is amazing!

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

the doctor truly listened.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Rodriguez took time explaining everything and answered all our questions and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Rodriguez did a wonderful job on my stomach surgery.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Doctor was busy, but ok,, pretty much took care of business

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Rodriguez entire team was very accommodating. We couldn't have asked for more.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr Rodriguez is an amazing surgeon and I will be back soon for possibly another surgery from him soon. I think he is the best surgeon I have had ever! thanks dr. Rodriguez and see you soon

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