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Department Urology
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Andrology
  • Benign Prostate Surgery
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Circumcision
  • Correction of Erectile Curvature
  • GreenLight XPS® Laser Therapy
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Laser Vaporization of the Prostate
  • Men's Health
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Penile Plication
  • Penile Prosthesis Implantation
  • Penile Reconstruction Surgery
  • Penile Straightening
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Semen Analysis
  • Sexual Medicine
  • Testosterone Injections
  • Testosterone Pellet Implantation
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urologic Microsurgery
  • Vacuum Constriction Devices
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Virtual Visits
  • Xiaflex Injections
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anorgasmia
  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypogonadism
  • Low Libido
  • Low Testosterone
  • Male Infertility
  • Nocturia
  • Penile Curvature
  • Penile Disorders
  • Penile Fracture
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Priapism
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Hormone Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Pain (Orchialgia)
  • Varicoceles
View all 21 Specialties +


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About Sarah Vij, MD

Dr. Sarah C. Vij is a urologist specializing in male infertility, vasectomy reversal, testicular pain, and erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Vij received her medical education in 2011 at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She then pursued further training at Cleveland Clinic, completing her internship in general surgery in 2012, followed by a residency in urology, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Vij pursued a fellowship in Male Infertility at Cleveland Clinic in 2018. This experience provided her with advanced training in diagnosing and treating simple and complex cases of male infertility.

Dr. Vij's dedication to her patients extends beyond the clinical setting. She holds key leadership roles, including Director for the Center for Male Fertility, where she oversees the delivery of specialized care and ensures the highest standards of treatment. Additionally, Dr. Vij serves as the Fellowship Director for Male Infertility & Andrology, where she plays an instrumental role in mentoring and training future urologists in this specialized field. She also holds the position of Associate Residency Program Director for the Urology Residency program, actively contributing to the education and development of aspiring urologists.

Dr. Vij engages in research focused on the use of vasectomy as a form of contraception and the development of diagnostics and therapeutics for male infertility. Her dedication to innovative research has earned her recognition, including the prestigious George & Grace Crile Traveling Fellowship Award. In 2023, she was honored as the Urological Association Young Urologist of the Year, a testament to her outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Vij has also been consistently recognized as a Cleveland Magazine Best Doctor in both 2022 and 2023, highlighting her commitment to providing exceptional care to her patients.

Dr. Vij's expertise, leadership, and research contributions have established her as a highly-respected urologist. With her compassionate approach and commitment to advancing patient care, she continues to make a significant impact on the field of urology and the lives of her patients.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Urology/Male Infertility
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urology/Chief Resident
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg SOM
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate - Amherst College
Amherst, MA


  • Urology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/3/2024, Dr. Vij 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

192 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr Vij was very thorough, reassuring, compassionate and unhurried.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Doctor Vij is always good communicator and great Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Vijh was very polite and professional when discussing the care and treatment

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

The entire process was effortless thanks to all persons who assisted me. Communication was great as well as the friendliness of the staff and Dr. Vij.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr Vij was early, professional and friendly. Also she gave me details about my procedure which really made me feel cared for.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I really think Dr VIj is a great provider.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Overall I would say Dr Vij is hands down the best provider I've ever had for anything!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

There is no one better than Dr. Vij. I am convinced of this.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Was challenging initially getting an appointment because it required an order to be created. Once I had an appt, I was called and informed it needed to be rescheduled due to the Dr being out that day, which is not a problem, but instead of waiting to actually reschedule the order was cancelled so I had to start from scratch going through many hoops to get the order recreated.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Sara Vij Was very good as was the entire staff Thank You

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Vij putting your patient at ease just before performing an operation shows a true level of commitment. And was appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr Vij is a very skilled professional who took the time to answer my questions and concerns about my condition and then worked with me to arrive at possible solutions

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Vij was ready a few minutes early.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Vij was great

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Vij asked thoughtful questions and offered several suggestions that could help my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Vij is always knowledgeable, compassionate, respectful, and thorough. I have the utmost appreciation for her expertise.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Phone was busy, but by an expected amount, and didn't get the runaround once I was connected. No complaints otherwise. I appreciate Dr. Vij's blend of empathy and frankness.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Vij is great!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Vij was great

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Vij is excellent and remembered my case specifically. Was unimpressed.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Very impressed by Dr Vij professionalism.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Fantastic experience overall. Dr. Vij was outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I really like Dr Viji, I don't get to see her alot, but when I do she is on top of things

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

The Doctor was very professional & very quick & efficient with the procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr Vij was straight to-the-point about my options and had a very thorough explanation of them.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

DR. Vij was very nice, and understanding. She gave me the information I needed to care for myself.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Vij was helpful, caring and understood my concerns

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Vij understood my concerns about post-surgery recovery issues

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Vij was cold and very business like. She also had a student with her, who she said would only be observing. Then during the procedure, she was instructing him to do things - grab this, etc. I did not consent to a student participating in my procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

I have already recommended Dr Vij

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Vij and her team are courteous and professional.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Vij is efficient and precise.

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