Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Lutheran Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Telugu
Surgeon No
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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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 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 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 School - Guntur Medical College
India
1981

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 5/12/2017, 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

211 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 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2017

Dr. Bolla has taken care of me for 23 years - Always super professional.

Reviewed on May 30, 2017

Dr Bolla is caring physician to whom I would refer anyone needing cardiac care. I know other patients who share my opinions of him.

Reviewed on May 15, 2017

Dr. Bolla is always top notch!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2016

ALWAYS VERY GOOD

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