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

Treatment & Services

  • Benign Prostate Surgery
  • Bladder Tumor Biopsy
  • Bladder Tumor Resection
  • Clinical Trials
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Kidney Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Laparoscopic
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Open
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
  • Ureteral Reconstruction
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
View all 17 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
  • Stone Disease
  • Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 14 Specialties +
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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

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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 11/21/2022, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • ForTec Medical, Inc.
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Cook Medical

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

147 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Everyone is so nice and helpful. I would recommend Doctor and facility to anyone that would an urologist.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Sivalingam listened and explained my options. Surgery was must easier than expected.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

He is a great Doctor who cares very much about his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I really like the doctor. He is very caring and very competent.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

He is a awesome doctor

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Sivalingam is absolutely phenomenal---so knowledgeable, reassuring and patient--I have such confidence in him

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr.S. I amazing

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

All went smoothly and the doctor explained what was going to happen in great detail.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

The doctor was very informative about the procedure on my left kidney. He explained the two options. He listened to my questions, and we decided to do the procedure after the holidays.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Savilingham is a very caring, competent doctor. He was great!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Excellent doctor and excellent staff.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Sivalingham was very professional.. He explained my kidney problems, spoke of options, answered my questions, and explained why he felt surgery was the best choice for me./

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Sivalingam was clear and kind as to my situation and how to proceed.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Excellent Provider

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr Silvalingram's office staff has been and us always courteous and professional. My daughter has been a patient for many years and has always had good service. I Now am a patient and are receiving the same quality service as my daughter.

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