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Department Urology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Tamil
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Appointment:
440.444.5600
Desk:
440.461.6430
Fax:
440.460.2819
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Benign Prostate Surgery
  • Bladder Tumor Biopsy And Resection
  • Clinical Trials
  • Kidney And Ureteral Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Laparoscopic Or Open
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Screening and Testing
  • Stents
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
  • Urology
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Elevated PSA
  • Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Hematuria
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cysts, Simple
  • Kidney Infections
  • Kidney Stones
  • Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urologic Oncology And Stone Disease
View all 14 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About Sri Sivalingam, MD

Sri Sivalingam MD, MSc, FRCSC, is Associate professor of surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He is Director of the Center for Endourology and Stone Disease at Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital. He is the Director of the Endourology and Stones fellowship program, and heads up the research division for urinary stone disease.

Originally from Canada, he earned his Bachelors, Masters, and Medical degrees at the University of Toronto, and subsequently completed his urology residency at the University of Manitoba. He then completed a two-year fellowship in advanced Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery with a strong focus on urinary stone disease at the University of Wisconsin. He is board certified by both the American Board of Urology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Sivalingam's primary surgical, clinical and research interests include the treatment and prevention of urinary stone disease with several peer reviewed publications in this area. He also has expertise in laparoscopy and robotic surgery of the kidneys and ureters. He currently heads the research division for urinary stone disease and is the co-director of the fellowship program in stone disease. 

Amongst several research studies and clinical trials for kidney stone disease, Dr. Sivalingam is the principal investigator for the Prevention of Urinary Stones with Hydration (PUSH) trial at Cleveland Clinic, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The PUSH study is a multicenter trial has begun enrolling patients to evaluate the role of specific behavioral interventions to prevent the development, progression and recurrence of urinary stone disease (USD) in adults and children. This first-of-its kind, randomized clinical trial will extend over a two-year period. Visit clevelandclinic.org/pushstudy to learn more.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin
Endourology & MIS
Madison, WI USA
2013

Residency - University of Manitoba
Urology
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
2011

Medical Education - University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada
2006

Graduate School - University of Toronto

2002

Undergraduate - University of Toronto

2000

Certifications

  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Endourology and urinary stone disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Sri Sivalingam, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 11/8/2021, Dr. Sivalingam has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sivalingam receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • ForTec Medical, Inc.
  • Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc.

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

105 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 4.5
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Sivilingam is a wonderful caring, common sense doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Dr. Sivalingam is truly concerned for my well being. Was great in helping me receive the very professional assistance that I needed.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr Sivalingam and his staff are the best. Listens, communicates clearly, has a sense of humor, puts me at ease. Great experience, all things considered

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Sivilingham is a wonderful physician he took great care of me

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Doctor was very knowledgeable and informative

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr just didn't say that much at that time.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Seemed to be in a hurry. There probably was a good reason for it, but it took a long time for the doctor to come into the room after the nurse finished her part of my visit.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Wasnt providers fault, phone video apt. Didnt work, couldnt talk to provider. When he did my first surgery, june 17th, 2021 he was very nice and made sure I understood what he was going to do.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

My dr was amazing and helped put us at ease

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