Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2014

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA
1990

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1976

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1972

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
1971

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA
1967

Certifications

  • 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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As of 11/14/2018, Dr. Ponsky 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

44 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 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

I had to cancel the first appt and the staff was very helpful in getting me into another convenient time. I found everyone from the red coats and valet to the staff assisting Dr. Ponsky to be very courteous and helpful. The procedure went well. I was in and out in a reasonable time.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Ponksy is amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

Dr. Ponsky (hope I spelled it right) is a very skilled and humble physician. He gets strait to the point at hand, listens to what you have to say, takes your opinions and thoughts into consideration, and makes you feel very welcome!

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