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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location North Ohio Gastroenterology
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Pancreatic Disease
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Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1995

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
1987

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1985

Internship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1983

Medical Education - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
MD
New York, NY USA
1982

Graduate School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
1979

Undergraduate - Harvard College
BS, Biochemistry
Cambridge, MA USA
1978

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease, Biliary tract disease, Colon cancer, FMT, weight loss

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 10/11/2023, Dr. Blades 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.

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

393 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

71 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr Blade was great.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr Blades likely saved my life by identifying a tumor in my esophagus

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

It took almost 3 months to get my appointment. I was already feeling better by the time I was able to see Dr. Blades. Everything else about Dr. Blades and his team is absolutely outstanding. Dr. Blades is by far the best doctor that I have ever seen for anything.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Would recommend Dr. Blades to everyone.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

I have had two procedures with Dr. Blades and would recommend him to anyone who mentions a need for care!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

I am not a CCF patient (use UH for all other care) but have seen Dr. Blades over several years for colonoscopies. I received a call from your fiscal office re: my insurance coverage. The call was very demanding and implied I would likely be denied. I sent requested information and asked for a reply If acceptable. No reply was made even after a repeat request. I was unsure if a I still had an appointment as a result.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Totally a professional staff !!Dr. Blades (and supporting staff) made me totally relaxed and made this procedure "a walk in the park"I especially appreciated the time he took to sit down with me and review the findings and outcomes.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

I wait for Dr. Blades to have an opening to see me. I feel he is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Blades was thorough and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr Blades was one of the best physicians I have had. He thoroughly explained the procedure to me. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Blades was one of the best physicians I have had. He thoroughly explained the procedure to me. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

I felt very comfortable and the doctor was very kind and through.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

All care providers were very helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Blades was very professional and personable. I relaxed considerably after he spoke with me.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

From beginning to end my experience at The Cleveland Clinic was excellent. I would recommend Dr. Blades and everyone who supports him without reservation.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Was very pleased with dr Blade

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Blades and everybody in the office are always kind, courteous, helpful, and efficient.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Blades has always provided the highest level of care.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Once I woke up, the doc was very quick and thorough (and a good sense of humor)!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Everything was extremely easy from scheduling thru being discharged and the staff , nurses and doctor were all very friendly and professional

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Love Dr Blades! I feel I'm in good hands and have received excellent care

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Blades is wonderful, spends the time you need to understand your needs and explain what you need to do to get better.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Blades is exceptional. I am grateful for such a knowledgeable and caring provider. During my most recent visit, Dr. Blades clearly and effectively communicated the causes of my current situation, as well as our next steps. He has stewarded me well through the current, unexpected, set of health issues, and I look forward to continuing to work with him.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Always easy to contact Dr. Blades office.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Doctor Blades informed me of all the steps involving the EDM. A great group of care givers.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Phone rings & rungs - wait time for an answer. My appointment was cancelled by doctor's office twice. Moved out. Dr Blades was fine. Receptionist very nice.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

I, can say that I had a great experience on my last appointment, great staff and great doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Blades is an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Blades is a fantastic caregiver. He is personable, caring, and intelligent.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Blades was very professional and easy to talk to

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I have had many visits with Dr. Blades and all have been good.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Blade and his staff were phenomenal, very efficient and friendly.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Am not sure what to say, really. The overall experience was superb and Dr. Blades was simply outstanding and helpful. Given the procedure, I do not know what else they could have done better.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

The appointment was for a consultation for a colonoscopy, so there wasn't a lot of direct care provided. Dr. Blades was pleasant and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Doctor is very busy appointment dates a problem but EVERYBODY was very courteous and helpful

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Was referred to Dr. Blades for a procedure. Only met him on day of procedure and had only brief interaction, but he seemed genuinely concerned about me and my health. Thank you!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Out of all of my doctors at the Clinic, Dr Blades has been most effective with my treatment on a continuous basis. He is definitely the BEST

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Have been going to Dr. Blades for over 20 years. His staff and he are caring and courteous.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

I always recommend Dr. Blades!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Blades is always very informative about the endoscopy procedure. Dr Blades Is a very friendly person and listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Blades and team have made a huge difference in the outcome of testing.. Thank you is not enough.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Blades was thorough and explained my procedure with perfect detail. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his care.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

I wholeheartedly believe I am lucky to have found Dr. Blades and his staff. They have been great and are willing to take the time to do things right. Thank you for everything.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Very high respect of the office nurses and doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

No waiting. Taken promptly into exam room. Dr. Blade really listens, makes eye contact, rather than typing into his computer.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Fantastic doctor who listens and really seems to care. I've been going to him for several years and I have the upmost confidence in him.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

I always recommend Dr. Blades to family and friends.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Wonderful experience with Dr. Blade, Staff is friendly and helpful, this is my second time at this location and I recommend it to all of my friends who are looking to schedule their appointment. Would give them 5 Stars

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Post op Dr Blades came in right away to discuss the procedure. I was barely awake and I recommend waiting 5-10 minutes so that the patient is more aware.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Blades is always caring, dependable and courteous. He listens and is calm as he explains information. He is always paying attention to all aspects of care.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

All Dr. Blades employees are top notch. So helpful, timely and attentive

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Blades and staff are fantastic. First rate.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Blades is the best! He and his staff always take the best of care for me! They all care very deeply for me and never treat me as a number!Top notch!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Blades and his staff are great. I will return to his office for my next procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Blades is a wonderful and caring physician. He made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Best doctor and staff around!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

We love Dr. Blades!!! He really does truly and genuinely care for people in general.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Blades is wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr blades was great

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Blades is awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

The doctor and staff did an awesome job making me full info and relax. Thanks you so much.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr Blades always very informative. Why are you here today? What we will do today? And what to do after today. All in a way I understand the doctor.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Doctor and staff were wonderful!!

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Blades is a fantastic doctor. Professional, smart and put me at ease. Really top notch. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Doctor Blades is a first-class health provider and over the years has always directed me in the right direction.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

*Dr. Blades is always supremely professional and competent. One of the best doctors I've ever seen.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

I have had Dr. Blades before and he is very informative, supportive and very professional.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr Blades continues to be an extraordinary Doctor! I will CONTINUE to recommend him to my somewhat vast group of friends and colleagues!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

I have recommended Dr Blades to a friend.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

I wish there was a higher rating. He was awesome.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

The staff was kind, knowledgeable, and extremely professional. Dr Blades is always the best in his profession. Would always choose him over anyone else.

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