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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

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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 11/29/2021, 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

298 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

First time with Dr Blades, but I liked him and his team.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Blades made me feel relaxed and at peace before my procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr blades was very nice

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Blades has been my GE over a decade. He has always been a great provider, handling expertly colonoscopies, dilations, EGDs, and a referral to a very good surgeon

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Was disappointed not to speak directly to Dr Blades. He did speak w my wife so that was good but had hoped to speak in person

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Blades is very very awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Blades is always a delight - thorough, courteous and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr Blaze was kind set aside time for any questions I was impressed by his confidence and kindness

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Blades is an excellent physician. He explains things very thoroughly and I felt he paid careful attention to what I was telling him. I felt very confident in following his recommendations for my care. I would definitely recommend him to others seeking a gastroenterologist.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Blades takes his time and keeps looking until he finds what is causing your symptoms. He discusses your options with full explanation of the pros and cons.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

I had to wait for my appointment I think too long but I specifically wanted to se Dr Blades so I waited

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

I worked and retired from CCF and all of Dr Blades patients I ever xrayed all loved him ! It was worth the wait for me personally I felt confident in his care for my gastro issues which was important to me . Wish I could have gotten in sooner though .

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Blades is great ! He's been my doc for yrs and I just love him !

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Blades took the time to listen and look at notes from previous visits. I didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Loved Dr. Blades. He took time with me, never seemed rushed, asked me lots of questions to get at the root of my problem and make appropriate recommendations for my care. I felt very confident in his plan of care after this visit.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Blades always takes excellent care of me and considers all of my health issues.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Blades ran several tests and after they were all normal, he just told me to monitor my diet to figure out what was causing me issues. He never followed up with how the bowel clean out went and if I had any issues from that, or if there might be an issue from that.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Blades is very thorough and cares about his patients. I consider myself lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Always recommend. Best doctor I have.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr Blades and everyone I interacted with were very professional and caring. I couldn't have had a better group helping me!

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Everything was excellent very good job to all nurses and doctor excellent treatment. Thank you everyone.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Blades is always worth the wait.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Entire care was excellent from scheduling to exit from recovery of procedure. Thank you Dr Blades and all staff who cared for me. I truly appreciate the laughter we shared and all of your quality care of & for me. God bless you all and have a Happy Easter! Deb Pytel

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

The doctor was clear and to the point in what he said to me, which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Blades was excellent

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr Blades is so easy to talk to, he never appeared rushed and really took the time to listen, speak and explain clearly. I really enjoyed my visit with him

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Excellent doctor and good staff

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

I never feel rushed and Dr. Blades is a very good listener.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Blades was personable and professional. He put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Blades and his staff were tremendous. Dr. Blades is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr Blades is the best! He is very clear about everything that is going on before & after my procedure! I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Nurses were great throughout my visit. MD was friendly & professional.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Blades office staff are pleasant and courteous. Very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Blades has been my gastroenterologist for years. I have all the confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Very nice, caring, thoughtful doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Blades very highly

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

I have already referred Dr. Blades to a friend.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Excellent experience. Dr Blades is excellent, staff is Excellent. Everyone is a professional. Everything ran top notch, and everyone treated me with kindness, compassion and respect.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr Blades was awesome! He and his staff made me feel VERY at ease!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Absolutely recommend facility and Dr.Blades

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

I really liked that Dr Blades was open to the information I brought regarding how I have my own variation of the Constipation Protocol

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Nothing bad; overall I have a high regard of Dr Blades; I like that I don't feel rushed and that he listens

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Number one the best Dr. Edmond blades

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Blades listened to my concerns and together we came up with a coarse of action for my situation. He always ensures that I understand his recommendations and allows me time to ask questions.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

The two nurses Kelly and Cindy were great. Dr Blades was nice and my procedures went well.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr. Blades was great!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr Blades is very good at explaining the problems I have. He has helped me a lot over the years.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr Blades is very good.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Blades has such a wonderful manner. He is easy to talk to and is always willing to listen to what I have to say. I've always has a say in any plan of care over the years. I recommend him to my friend and other family members go to him for care.

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.

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