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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis
  • Choledochal Cysts
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT)
  • Fibromatosis Tumors
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Rare Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
View all 20 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - William Beaumont Hospital
General Surgery
Royal Oak, MI USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Biomedical Engineering
Evanston, IL USA

Specialty Interests

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Pancreatic adenocarcinoma Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors Abdominal sarcomas Gastric cancer Small bowel cancer Gallbladder and bile duct cancer Pancreatitis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Robert Simon, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/13/2020, Dr. Simon 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

157 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 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Simons department knows that we live 200 miles away and accommodates us in every way.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

All of the resident doctors go above and beyond by going over your health records accurately and thoroughly to make sure you are take care of. They address all of your concerns and allow you time to review and ask questions. Dr. Simon is the best thing that Cleveland Clinic has going for it. He is personable, knowledgeable, caring, thoughtful and a great asset to CC. Don't be a fool and let him go because I will follow him! He is top notch! I cannot say enough great things about him.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Simon is one of the best! He treats his patients with the utmost caring and kindness! When he comes in to see you he always makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Awesome doctor!!!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

I will highly recommend Dr. Simon to as many people I need to. He makes you so comfortable to talk to.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

after my visit, Dr. Simon's office was very quick and responsive in setting up my next appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

l was impressed with the short time l had to wait for the doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

*Dr. Simon - outstanding, *Dr. Haddid - excellent, ICU doctors - outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Simon was very personable, caring and professional. I feel very comfortable with him as my care provider

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I did not feel entirely that Dr Simon was experienced enough to take part in my surgery. He did not put me at ease. I felt more stressed and concerned after our call. He mentioned a 50% complication rate of permanent nerve numbness. That to me is an unacceptable percentage for an elective surgery. He showed some care and concern towards the end of our call when I asked about the recovery from the surgery, but not enough before that time. He laughed when I mentioned that I have trouble swallowing pills. I did feel this reaction was kind or appropriate. Overall, I did and do not feel comfortable having him take part in my surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Robert Simon has always been outstanding.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Simon is both knowledgable and compassionate. More doctors like him are needed.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

*Dr. Simon is exceptional!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Simon was very informative . He explained my condition very well and was very kind and helpful. He answered my questions and is very knowledgeable which made me feel at ease and confident about how to continue with my situation currently.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Simon is the Best...

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr Simon was excellent in all phases noted above

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Sim?n is awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr.. Simon is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. he is genuinely concerned about his patients wellbeing. I would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Completely satisfied with the attention and care I am receiving by all parties involved.Dr Simon has addressed all my concerns to my complete satisfaction. I feel fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

*Dr. Simon's team is excellent! *Dr. Alex was great!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I wasnt able to have a video visit due to an issue with my computer. However Dr. Simon called me and we had a phone visit and I appreciate very much that he took the time out of his schedule to contact me. It was a very good experience.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I would definately Recommend Dr. Simon. He is very thourough and kind.

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