Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Telugu
Surgeon No
Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Fairview Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Stenting
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cardiovascular Disease
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About Ravisankar Bolla, MD

Ravisanker Reddy Bolla, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients in his office at Westside Cardiology in Fairview Park and at Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland.

Specialty Interests: Coronary interventions, including angioplasty, cardiac catheterization and stenting; nuclear cardiology; transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); cardiovascular disease

Number of Patients Treated: The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute annually performs more than 8,000 cardiac catheterizations for diagnosing heart disease and more than 1,600 nonsurgical interventions for heart disease. Dr. Bolla has performed thousands of catheterizations and coronary interventions during his 25 years in practice.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures, go to

Education and Training: Dr. Bolla earned his medical degree from Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. After completing an internship at Government General Hospital in Guntur, he served for two years as a medical officer with the Ministry of Health in Jamaica, West Indies. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Bolla completed a residency at Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, followed by fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, also at Wright State. Dr. Bolla has been in practice since 1992 and joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2016.

About Dr. Bolla: “I enjoy interventional cardiology for the challenges it presents. Cardiology is the most interesting of all fields, and I find it gratifying and fulfilling when I can make a positive impact on a patient’s life.”

Leisure Activities: In warm weather Dr. Bolla often can be found cheering on the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field or taking on the challenges of golf. Year-round, he enjoys cooking.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Dayton, OH USA

Residency - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Internal Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Residency - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Internal Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Medical Education - Guntur Medical College


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Coronary interventions, including angioplasty, cardiac catheterization and stenting; nuclear cardiology; transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); cardiovascular disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/18/2020, Dr. Bolla 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

296 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Bella is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

*Dr. Bolla is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr bola is a excellent dr there should be more drs like him.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Very good experience with doctor Bella.He made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Bolla did a great job.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

I was told by my primary care doctor to see Dr Bolla as quickly as possible. The appointment was scheduled for the very next day!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Bolla is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr Bolla is not only a great clinician, but a kind compassionate individual

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

always good......staff very courteous.....Dr. Bolla always informative.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Bolla is wonderful, as is the staff there. I feel that my health care is in very good hands.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Seeing Dr. Bolla is always a positive experience.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

I always recommend Dr. BOLLA TO FRIEND AND MY FAMILY..

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Bills was very good at asking carefully crafted medical questions .so I felt very good about the visit even though my immune system can't handle an in person visit now

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

As I said, carefully crafted medical questions Shia the high level of concern that Dr Bolla has for his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Best doctors *Bollan *Hamoud...

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

All the questions I had were addressed and the Dr. was pleasant and friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

I have so much respect for this Dr. he always goes above and beyond to make sure you know your condition.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. answered all my questions and gave easy to understand explanations. He was clear about my symptoms and follow up testing.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I feel that his only concern was which medications he could prescribe. I don't know if the clinic or the doctor (or both) gets a kick-back for medications they prescribe, but that's how it feels. Some of my 'levels' are just outside the normal range, and they've been this way for years. I'm not convinced that powerful medications are necessary at this point. Plus, there was no conversation about this. He never asked me how I feel about taking prescriptions, he just prescribed them. One other thing, he kept looking at the messages he was getting on his smart watch, instead of talking to me-the patient.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I can not say enough of GOOD THINGS about Dr. Bolla

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Bolla is the best doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The Doctor is a pro

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Bolla is always professional and friendly. He instills confidence. 20 year patient and always leave feeling well cared for. He is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

excellent Dr. and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr Bolla has been my cardiologist for over 13 years. Thanks to him and his staff I am still alive. He has put stents in my heart and also recommended the heart surgery that I had back in December 2007.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr Bruce Lytle did my heart surgery in 2007. Thank god for him and Dr Bolla!!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Prompt & and very satisfied with doctors examine

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

always a pleasure dealing with Dr. Bills and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Doctor very professionaland friendly have some hints go make thing's better

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Dr. Bolla gave clear advice.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Bolla is always responsive to my needs.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I would not go to dr. if I was not happy

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I prefer getting an appointment in the mornings rather than in the afternoon. Dr. Bolla is a very good at his job and I have no complaints.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

trustworthy doctor

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

It is still better to see your doctor in person.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr asked pertantent questions. And answered our questions.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr is very caring, and thourough

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Bolla in my opinion is a good doctor and a good human being.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr Bolla is a great and is always concerned about my care.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr. Bolla is very thorough and professional

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

my heart doctor is awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Bolla was very thorough and professional in providing explanations and treatment. I would highly recommend him as a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr Bolla and his staff have always provided a prompt and exceptional level of care.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr Bolla is a very kind, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

dr. Bolla is a wonderful and caring man. I am indebted to him for having gone out of his way to save my life. I did not feel like a number with him on my recent visit let alone when I first met him. He is an example by which other physicians would be successful if they followed it.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Absolutely no issues throughout the experience and Dr. Bolla is a consummate professional. Highest possible recommendation!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Absolute pleasant experience throughout. As stated previously, Dr. Bolla is a consummate professional.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

pleasantly pleased with able to see Dr as soon as I did .called in on schedule on time .ease of new appt schedule

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

with Dr. Bolla and staff - Fantastic

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

I have been with Dr.Bolla for 23 years - that should say it all

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Bolla has treated me for about 16 years and provided me with great care

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Bolla is a kind, personable, caring, professional. I did not feel rushed and he listened to me and readily answered all my questions. Dr. Bolla has my complete trust.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

In this instance I felt very fortunate to get an appt. with Dr. Bolla so quickly. My thanks go out to the scheduler.

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