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

Hillcrest Hospital

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 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 to learn more.

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

See publications for Sri Sivalingam, MD.

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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 11/12/2020, Dr. Sivalingam 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

111 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 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

12 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Sivilingham is an excellent urological surgeon - Hands down, "THE BEST." He is bright, talented and no-nonsense. I NOW have all the faith in the world in him as a surgeon and as my care provider. He demonstrated his expertise in my 1/20 and 2/20 surgeries. Everything went just as he let me know it would. I would highly recommend anyone training under him to please "DO EXACTLY WHAT HE SAYS - STEP BY STEP." This provides for an excellent patient outcome. Nothing but high praises!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

I had a kidney stone issue that Dr Sivalingam resolved . I'm most grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Doctor Sivalingam is so very nice and accommodating. Has a wonderful disposition and great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Treatment was not discussed. The physician ordered a CT Scan before making any recommendations. Prior tests were X-ray and Ultrasound.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Although the provider was kind and caring, the visit was short and hard to make any connection with a new provider.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

The doctor was very helpful and willing to listen to my questions and provided good answers.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Sivilingham were great.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr Savilingham was very good at explaining things and didn't rush through the exam

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

my mom is in the beginning stages of dementia and the Dr. was understanding and patient with her. she became confused a couple times and he was patient and explained things again to her patiently

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Due to my emergency situation you guys not only stepped it up to get me a next day surgery, Cleveland Clinic orchestrated a miracle of maneuvers from a cancellation. Covid test set up in record time with unbeatable instructions with a 45 min deadline, instructions on the road following from multiple departments setting up locations for lab work, being taken care of with smiles and attention at the main campus from the door greeter to the janitor to the lab worker, confirmation calls, appointment times set up, registration completed while on the run and follow up appointment set. Dr. Sivalingam was shocked the morning of surgery that we accomplished everything on time and that I was even there. The girls that walked us through everything are highly skilled and deserve an award. they saved my life, truly.

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