Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

surgical endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery, general and gastrointestinal surgery

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 1/6/2020, Dr. Ponsky has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Ponsky receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation

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

76 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Between Ryan Plescia's promptness and going above and beyond setting up the appointment and Dr. Ponsky's amazing knowledge and expertise, I had a wonderful and relatively easy J tube change!! Thanks so much!!!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I have always been very happy with my care from Dr. Ponsky.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

What can you find to fault Dr. Ponsky? He is a world expert relative to treating my problem. He is professional, social, sincerely concerned about your problem and offers a solution that should relieve it. His website and the positive comments from other physicians and staff nurses increases your confidence in him and respect for him. He even calls after he performs surgery EVERY DAY to determine your progress. That is rare in my experience with surgeons. They relegate that to trainees or on call staff. If there are complications there is a quick response despite his busy and limited schedule. As a physician I was actually honored to be his patient.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

dr. Ponsky is the quintessential physician

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Ponsky is a wonderful person and shows great compassion

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Absolutely love Dr. Ponsky. He is always so friendly and explains everything as he goes.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Ponsky is master clinician and gentleman. An honor to trust my care to him.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

dr did a amazing job very nice person & kind made me feel comfortable. great people person

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Doctor was excellent

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Doctor was excellent and all good except for the nasty at home prep, was hard to drink all that stuff, it worked well but did not taste good, yuk.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Ponsky was exceptionally personable, concerned, patient and charming. He took time to describe my situation and treatment options, reviewed my x-rays and test results on-screen and even drew on paper towels exactly what a surgical procedure would involve. I felt totally at ease with my planned treatment.

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