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

Fairview Hospital

Appointment:
440.333.8600
Desk:
440.333.8600
Fax:
440.333.5015

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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Insurance

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Biography

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
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

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

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Cardiology
Dayton, OH USA
1992

Residency - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Internal Medicine
Dayton, OH USA
1989

Residency - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Internal Medicine
Dayton, OH USA
1987

Medical Education - Guntur Medical College
India
1981

Certifications

  • 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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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 4/28/2021, 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.

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

360 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I appreciate the time that doctor bolla he didn't seem too rushed and I know he's busy. He answered all my questions and listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr . Bolla and the staff are always great.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

I was made to feel that Dr. Bolla had my best interests in his treatment of me.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Bolla is the most caring kind and knowledgeable doctor. I wouldn't trust my care to anyone else.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

The doctor answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

great, staff & doctor

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Doctor Bolla is a great doctor. He is always concerned about my health both in his area and in general.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Bolla really relates to his patients and successfull outcomes are the gold standard for him.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Bolla carefully reviewed my lab tests which were ordered by a different doctor and made change of diet recommendations that I expect will prove very helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Bolla is so caring. Answered all of my questions in a patient and knowledgeable manner.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

I am so happy with my doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. so caring, so kind.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

This was my 2nd visit with Dr. Bolla, and I found him to be very thorough in explaining my echocardiogram and the medication he prescribed for my high cholesterol. I feel like I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

my visits with Dr Bolla and the staff are all good. they know me, my history and are very cordial.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr Bolla is through from examination, medication I am taking, EKG and next step to follow. I have been with him for quite a few years. I have a lot of trust in him. Dr Bolla is an asset to Cleveland Clinic and to me.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

we have known Dr Bolla for years. he is by far one of the best cardiologists in Cleveland.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Have had Dr.Bolla since finding I had had a heart problem back in the early 2000.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Bolla And his staff are always professional courteous and make me feel comfortable each time I Have a visit. I never feel like it's just routine questions. I know Dr Bolla, his nurse and his entire staff actually care about me as a person. He knows me and knows my family. He also takes cares Of my wife my siblings my in-laws and many of my friends. I trust Dr Bolla. It gives me peace of mind and my son peace of mind knowing I am in good hands. I'm not just a number. not just a job, I'm another human being he cares about and that's why I continue to see Dr. Bolla.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Doctor and Nurse Practicianer provided excellent care.I was happy with the care I received

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

they are helpful and are careful about the covid clean offices dr bolla is s great doctor and caring. He knows a lot on top of his profession. .

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Bolla is an extremely kind man and wonderful doctor, and his staff models this as well. I wish I'd never have to see him, but since I need a cardiologist, I wouldn't want anyone else. Dr. Bolla is an extremely compassionate human. He has gone out of his way to save my life.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr .bolla,is very down to earth

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

doctor always takes the time to explain his exam

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Bolla is very caring and professional. I am extremely pleased that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr Bola is very thorough you are very lucky to have him on your Team

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I appreciate that Dr. Bolla calls my daughter at the end of the visit to update her on any details and information of my appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Bolla is a terrific healthcare professional. bedside manner is consistent with professional culture standards, expresses confidence in medical advice. very personable.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

great visit and Dr. Bolla was thorough and went over all my concerns and advised me accordingly. I have a strong confidence in my doctors ability to do the best for me.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

great doctor. I trust him. best bedside manner. respect his knowledge and concern for me- his patient

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

Dr asked pertantent questions. And answered our questions.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

It is still better to see your doctor in person.

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.

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