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

Hillcrest Hospital


Additional Locations

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 +


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About Sri Sivalingam, MD

Sri Sivalingam MD, MSc, FRCSC, is assistant 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. 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 AmericanBoard 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 stonedisease.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba,

Medical Education - University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada

Graduate School - University of Toronto


Undergraduate - University of Toronto



  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Endourology and urinary stone disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • 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

95 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I was really impressed with him and I have seen several of your doctors in urology hands down he is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Sivalingam couldn't of been any nicer. He never talked over us, very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

After some initial technical difficulties I had a good appointment with Dr. Sivalingam. I believe that I received the same level of care that I would have received in person.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

during my first visit with the docoffice and inquired about the date of the procedure. I was told they did not have an order and ththat the doctor was wrong for saying that I should have the procedure in two weeks and that they general look watt two weeks then schedule the procedure. In contacting the doctor subsequently he reintegrated that I should have been scheduled. thus, and experiences significant symptoms I had to wait to have the stone removed. I believe that was unnecessary. to make matters worse the procedure was performed without a soma gram or X-ray, which would have saved me the pain and agony of having it done, since there was no stone found. Even though I was having severe to moderate symptoms I must have passed the stone a day or two prior to the procedure. even though I was having severe to moderate symptoms I must have passed the stone a day or two prior to the procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

I thought the doctor was skilled but was perplexed why he did not follow with me post op.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Sivalingam's work was excellent.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Sivilingham was very polite and professional. He was very easy to understand and patient during our discussion.

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.

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