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
- TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
- Bladder Cancer
- Elevated PSA
- Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Cysts, Simple
- Kidney Infections
- Kidney Stones
- Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Urologic Oncology And Stone Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Wisconsin
Endourology & MIS
Madison, WI USA
Residency - University of Manitoba
Medical Education - University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada
Graduate School - University of Toronto
Undergraduate - University of Toronto
Endourology and urinary stone disease
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 12/17/2019, 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:
- Cook Medical
- Boston Scientific Corporation
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106 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||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020
Excellent physician. Very pleased with this visit.
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019
I felt this doctor was only interested in doing surgery. I was looking for more answers to my condition, believing this doctor specialized in kidney stones, like prevention or cure, not just surgery.
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019
I don't feel I got the answers I was looking for so I don't know how I could recommend this practice, it was just an office visit. I feel the nurse was more interested in my problem than the actual doctor.
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019
This provider I feel was rude and condescending when speaking to me. I feel he was short and had his mind made up without even talking to me of what the issue and outcome recommendations would be.
Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019
I really like Dr. Sivalingam, but he appeared very rushed that day even though I was the first appointment of the day. He did his best to talk with me and be attentive but did spend much of the time typing in information and focusing on the computer while talking to me. Hence the reason for some "fair" grades. Again, I really like him and think he's a very good doctor.
Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019
can't say enough good things about doctors manner, approach and thoroughness .
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
DR. S is an awesome doctor. Cleveland Clinic is so lucky to have him.
Reviewed on May 17, 2019
Dr. Sivalingham is very personable and professional. His excellent reputation goes beyond the Cleveland Clinic. Highly respected and recommend by other doctors.
Reviewed on May 10, 2019
It was a good experience. the nurses were very kind and took me into the procedure room promptly. There was a long wait for the Dr. while I was in stirrups but I understand how that can happen. He was apologetic. I would have liked a little more time to speak with him, but I know now that I will be back to discuss my issues with kidney stone prevention.
Reviewed on May 1, 2019
very happy with the kindness and professionalism shown by Dr., nurses, and office staff
Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019
I truly appreciated the doctor fitting me in early for the procedure
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
He's an excellent doctor and very informative and outstanding bed side manner.
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