Department Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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 School - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY USA

Graduate - 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 12/18/2017, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

266 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

*Dr. Blades has helped me through a difficult medical condition. Diagnosed me and now on right path. He's a wonderful, smart doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Blades has been my GI for 28 years. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. besides saving my life more once he is very easy to talk to and gives very straight answers. He even gave me his cell phone number in case of any emergency and has even called me personally at times I've been in the hospital and he's been on vacation. he truly cares about his patients and I pray he never retires

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

it is extremely annoying to reach an automated phone system when trying to contact your physician's office. I might expect to be routed to their office via a phone tree, but when one has to listen to menu selections 3-4 times, it gets frustrating. There should be a direct contact number available staffed by a human being.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

dr blades and his staff are always helpful and courteous. He always puts patient care first.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Edmund Blades and his staff are always professional and caring. The facility has ample free parking, is always clean and has a very nice waiting area for family.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Dr. blades and his,staff was exceptionally concerned about my health. I was so pleased..

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

seeing Dr. Blades,was so,easy,and helpful. he was very,apparently concerned about my,current and future health.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

Dr Blades is the best. He provides excellent care for my husband any myself

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Great experience with Dr. Blades and his staff. Everyone treated you as if you were the only patient there and they were very attentive to any of my questions and concerns. Very relaxing experience.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

explained everything , Made sure I understood everything

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