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
View all 6 Specialties +


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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/4/2019, 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.

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* 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

312 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I've never enjoyed a doctor's visit as much as I did this one.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I felt heard. This is seriously lacking in the health field. In addition, Dr. Blades was willing to compromise with me. What a great guy.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Blades to several friends.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Blades is always receptive to questions and very kind. I appreciate the way he attacks my health issues.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr Blades was wonderful as always. I totally trust him to care any family member. He was so kind, supportive and reassuring.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

The Clinic is rough to negotiate, DR. Blades and his staff however are very accommodating!1111111111

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Excellent Day. Mr.Blades really knows his stuff. I would do it all over again. I had a very possitive inspiring experience. I cant wait get my life back.. Edmond Bladez MD makes your wishes come true.. lol

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

would highly recommend doctor blades

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Blades is amazing! I recommend him to everyone. Always a great experience.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Outstanding! would not consider using any other Doctor!!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

dr blades seems a bit too brief, rushed. i dont doubt his competency but wish he was little more present.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr Blades is awesome,he is hard to get an appointment with because of that which is to his credit.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr Blades is exceptional. He explains everything in detail and eases your concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr Blades and his team are fantastic.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Staff was friendly and reassuring. I have great confidence in Dr. Blades.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr Blades are always very professional and courteous they make the process so much easier to deal with thank you

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

I am so fortunate to have Dr. Blades for my physician.He is everything a good Dr. should be:caring , compassionate, smart and thorough. He has a way of making you feel you are his only patient. His nurse practitioner Kelly always returns my phone calls promptly and keeps me informed. She is the best. His nurse in the office is so kind and caring and so easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Blades does all of the above! He is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr Blades is great!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Love Dr Blades. Listens and very good bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I recommend Dr. Blades to everyone I know. I love how he deals with patients and his knowledge lets you know you are in the right hands. Couldn't be happier with the care I receive from him.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Blades does a wonderful job of explaining details of my condition, answering questions (I had a list), is courteous and does not make you feel rushed. He is professional in his demeanor but very approachable. I appreciate his knowledge and thoughtfulness in directing my care.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Blades is such a wonderful doctor! Feel like he has really taken my health concerns seriously. Love his sense of humor. He doesn't try to force you to have any procedures unless you agree with him. He explains the reasons why the procedure could avoid big problems later and even though - at my age of 86 - I dread any more procedures, I know that I can trust him with my whole heart and soul.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Blades and his staff are all perfect. I'm one of their biggest fans.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

dr blades is amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr.B stepped in for Dr.Issa. was kind, and was willing to answer any questions that I may have had.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I would recommend doctor blade 2 everyone that I know needing his kind of care

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Blades had always been terrific. Always shares his thoughts with me and really listens to what I have to say. I feel we have the best doctor/patient relationship possible. Because of that and him my chronic condition is getting better.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Blades--actually I have and the person I referred to him was very satisfied.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Have always been impressed with the skills and knowledge base of Dr. Blades. Both my husband and I recommend him to many of our colleagues and acquaintances.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Blades is great. courteous, friendly, knowledgeable. Talks to you at your level so you understand.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I like dr blades and his experience. he is very rushed and sarcastic though and for a sick person, that can be difficult

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

no issues Dr Blades is a very good doctor

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dr. Blades is an excellent doctor. He always solves my problems.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Blades was very professional, patient and approachable. I felt very comfortable with him. He also spent time with me post procedure to reassure me that everything went well. highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr Blades is courteous, knowledgeable, skilled, and a good communicator. I am very comfortable in his care and value his advise.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr Blades is an excellent professional and very comforting personally, using warmth and humor to ease patient nerves and/ or concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

I would recommend everyone to Dr. Blades and I do recommend him on my cities facebook page. He is the best doctor that I've ever had. Very informative, courteous, respectful, funny, caring, and an overall great doctor. I never feel like I'm being shoved out of his office. If I don't understand something, he will explain it until I understand. I never leave feeling as though I wasn't being cared for or that I was just another patient. I couldn't have been blessed by a better doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

I would and I do recommend everyone to Dr. Blades.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Everyone was very kind and patient. Dr. Blades was kind, professional and very pleasant! The nurses and assistants were also very cheerful and respectful. The location is great too!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

A good experience. Not one complaint. Dr. Blades is informative, patient, takes his time and has a good repoir with his patients

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

really took the time to listen. I had been dealing with an issue for over a year and couldn't figure it out. previous provider blew me off... I can't thank him enough for treating me with compassion and respect! feel better than I have in a year!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Blades was courteous, compassionate. a good communicator, answered all questions thoroughly. My appointment with him was very positive.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

this staff, from the doctor to each of the staff that I interacted with was extremely caring, polite, empathetic, and skilled.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

we love Dr Blades he has taken care of for many years excellent doctor

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

I'm a new patient of Dr. Blades, who was recommended by my primary physician. He is everything as mentioned above, plus friendly and easy to talk to, is a good listener and I feel very knowledgeable .

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. Blades is a great Dr.. I tell everyone how good he is. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

the provider exceeded my expectations. he was very courteous and listened to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

been having my colonoscopy's done by Dr. Blades for many years and it's always a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

dr. blades and his staff have always been courteous and respectful. I trust dr. blades and I am glad to have him as my gastrointernist

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

so happy to have been referred to Dr.Blades.Been seeing him for 8 yrs.they are all wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Great staff and Dr. Blades is amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Blades is an excellent doctor and has excellent people skills in addition to medical knowledge.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Blades is an amazing doctor. He always makes me feel comfortable and explains everything thoroughly. I am very happy with my experience there.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

My medical history is complex. I felt the doctor was obviously on a strict time frame so I tried to shorten my explanations. I got out and had questions which I was told could not be addressed because he was on to someone else. I may make another apt. to talk with him.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

I wish I had not felt so rushed. I did not have time to clarify enough with the doctor. Now I see mistake has been made in scheduling and I just hope I can get through to the person who can fix it.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I have been going to Dr. Blades for quite a few years and have been happy with the services. I have a unique condition and he has worked with me through this.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

He is a very through doctor. He takes time to explain your care& concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Blades was acceptional & exceeded expectations.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

*Dr. Blades as always was very compassionate, professional & knowledgeable in his care & addressed my concerns & recommended treatment for such.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

It is always a pleasure to be cared for by *Dr. Blades & his staff- I definitely feel as I am important as a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

since ccf took over this practice, provider seems rushed

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