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

Treatment & Services

  • Gastroenterology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Colon Polyps
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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 11/27/2018, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

332 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

36 Patient Comments

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

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 26, 2019

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

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

since ccf took over this practice, provider seems rushed

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Dr. Blades and his nurse Kelly and his nurse who takes vitals and greets you are excellent. They are caring, compassionate and genuinely concerned about you and your needs. The office staff is very efficient and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Excellent - I could not ask for better compassion from Dr. Blades or the staff. This was my first Colonoscopy and Endoscopy so I was a little nervous but everyone made me feel at ease. I really appreciated Dr. Blades and the staff's care before and after the procedures. Thank you !

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Blades is one of the most courteous, professional, physicians I've have had the pleasure to meet.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr Blades and staff were excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

This family has been seeing Dr. Edmund Blades for quite some time and we wouldn't see anyone else. He is the greatest!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

I love Dr. Blades. He has always made me feel better - knowing he takes good care of me. His staff is exceptional also - just like him.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Dr. Blades is a wonderful, kind and professional doctor and has a nice sense of humor.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

It was a very good experience. Dr. Blades was great.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

I come from Alabama to see Dr Blades and will continue to do so. He is the best and I've referred many family and friends to him he never diisapoints

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Dr. Blades is an asset to the Clinic as is his staff !

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Dr Blades runs an efficient operation

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Blades is a great doctor. very knowledgeable, explains everything very well and listens to his patients. His assistant, Kelli, is amazing as well!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

I saw Dr. Blades for a routine colonoscopy. I did not have to wait and was taken in and it was over in a very timely manner.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

All went very well with Dr Blades. I was discouraged when Dr Harris left the Clinic as I was with him for about 20 years, but I am confident Dr Blades will take care of my GI issues. As far as scheduling problems the Clinic does not yet have schedules for 2019 and I was told to try back in Oct. However since my 6 month appointment would fall in mid-January I just called and scheduled it for late Dec. We have run into problems when we were told we couldn't schedule for the next year at our appointment and then when we called when we were told to we had very few options for appointments.

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