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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
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

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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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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

Graduate School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Harvard College
BS, Biochemistry
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Edmond Blades, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 10/7/2020, 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

343 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

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Blades is great! I have been going to Dr.Blades for years and he has always helped me with my gastrointestinal health Issues. He Is also a very personable doctor. He is easy to talk to and takes the time to listen to my questions and gives me the correct answers.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr. Blades always takes the time to listen to my concerns, talk about options, and direct/recommend to me the best avenue in dealing with how to obtain a resolution to the problem. He is always courteous and professional, and I enjoy his sense of humor, which I feel is helpful in relieving any anxiety that is natural to have in most circumstances when seeing him.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr Blade Excellent

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

I like Dr. Blades very much and respect him as a fine doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Best gi dr I have seen my entire life. Was very knowledgeable and listened to me and I've had so many bad experiences I was so happy to finally find a good gi dr.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Blades was very helpful and compassionate

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Everybody who works with Dr. Blades always treats me with great respect, and understands the value of my time.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr Blades has always been a fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

I was recommended to Dr. BLADES and I have recommended him to others too.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

If ever I am asked for a referral for a gastro, I always refer to Dr. Blades! I have been a patient of his for approximately 25 years.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

My experience with Dr. Blades has always been positive

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr blades and his entire staff were friendly and eased my worries and very nice to deal with.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr Blades is amazing!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Blades always does a good job, is very personable, easy to understand, prompt, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr Blades has performed several colonoscopies over the years, and I will continue to return to him.The nurses and staff were all very courteous and kind. I have had good experiences at North Ohio Gastroenterology.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Blades made me feel very comfortable about the procedures.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

I guess you have to wait months for a good doctor and he's the best

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Blades is e very good health provider

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

As I mentioned, the care I received at the Clinic was excellent. The staff that worked with Dr. Blades, and the doctor were amazing, in so many ways. I was very nervous and apprehensive about this being my first colonoscopy, but it was a breeze.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

dr. Blades was very professional. He answered all of my questions and concerns. He has a good sense of humor, too!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

I have been going to Dr. Blades for years. He is excellent in every way and I wouldn't go to anyone else unless he referred me. The doctor's bedside manner is phenomenal!!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

dr blades is the best

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

To me, Dr. Edmund Blades is the best of the best. We moved three years ago from Ohio to Florida. I had one experience with a gastroenterologist there, and was not happy with it. I came from FL to see Dr. Blades and will continue to do so. I have peace of mind after seeing him. When I saw the doctor in FL, I did not have that.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr Blades is the best. Everyone was very nice.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

I've seen this Provider in past. I trust this office. That's why I'm back for another different concern.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Blades took the time to answer/ discuss all of my questions /concerns even though his schedule was very full. Always a pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

This is my 3rd colonoscopy with Dr. Blades. I completely trust his care and expertise.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

I have recommended this practice and Dr. Blades to others in the past and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Blades and his nurses were excellent (very thorough).

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Blades is wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

would highly recommend Dr Blades and the entire team.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Blades was great. I will recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

staff is very nice and supportive. Dr. Blades is excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Blades is not only very, very professional but very personable as well, AND, he has never been late with any of my appointments. He is such a pleasure.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I was very anxious during my visit and Dr. Blades was extremely patient and put all my concerns to rest. I found him to be a very compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I think Dr. Blades if the best of the best in his profession

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr Blades and his staff did an excellent job

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

my desires, questions, etc were addressed and entertained as were medically possible. I felt very comfortable, not only physically but mentally. Dr. Blades is wonderful - knowledgeable, friendly and talented in his field. I have great respect for he and his staff. I felt comfortable and reassured I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

good job from the staff to the doctor and everything in between

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Great Doctor. the Clinic is very fortunate to have him on the staff.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Blades & his support people are OUTSTANDING,easy to interact with! Just a pleasure to be sedated by them! Plus Dr Blades is outstanding in his medical care! Nobody better!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

My wife has also been treated by Dr Blades & his staff,top notch,top drawer service!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Blade was excellent as was his entire staff. very pleased with how my visit went and entire experience there.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

My first appointment with Dr. Blades was very smooth. He listened to everything I said and it was very easy to talk to him. Also for my colonoscopy he was very nice and informative.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr Blades is a good doctor, informative and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr Blades was excellent. He respected what I had to say. explained differential diagnosis and what we were going to do to find cause of my problems.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

dr blades has a great demeanor and is very cool

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Blades has always treated me like a priority when I have needed to see him.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

I was treated very good. The nurses & Dr. Blades were very good of telling me everything. I really like having Dr. Blades.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

dr blade is an informed dr that takes the time to listen. he is caring and relatable. I have recommended him many times.

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