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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

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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 11/2/2021, 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

166 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

My experience with Dr Simon was great!!! Never had any problems with his office staff at all Julie is amazing. Dr Simon did a great job with my procedure and his bedside manor was exceptional! It's too bad he works at the Cleveland Clinic because my experience with that hospital was horrible and I can't wait to fill out a survey for them!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

I will be honest with anybody I talk to. Dr Simon and his team are amazing but if you have to deal with the hospital staff you better run!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Simon has always been very considerate and personable in the visits I have had with him.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Easy to find his office . Nice having valet parking. Unfortunately it took 30 minutes to retrieve our car though. Attendants were very kind and thoughtful. I think they need more help. Dr Simon was kind and patient with me. I very impressed with him.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

First saw Dr Simon's associate, Dr Omar. He was very patient and kind

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr.Simon is very caring and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr Simon is a very the 1st GI doctor to tell actually explain to me what was really going on in detail and treat me like a real person. He showed me why he could not do a surgery right now and what really needed to be done. He is an amazing physician and I am so glad I came to see him. He showed he cared and I finally feel like I got all of my questions answered. Love HIM and the staff is amazing as well

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

When I left I finally knew that I was going to be ok. That the physicians were going to do everything to help me figure out what I have and what to do.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Simon and his staff are top notch providing excellent care to his patients. Dr. Simon takes the time to discuss treatment, expectations and answer any questions without hurrying you along. I am forever very grateful for his expertise and bedside manners, I feel he save my life!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

*Dr. Simon and each of his resident docs were caring, knowledgeable and patient in caring for me. I thank God for giving them wisdom and experience to help treat the tumor I had. I saw and heard other doctors giving great care to my roommates too!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Simon is always willing to help and answer questions.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I have to and truly do, thank Dr. Simon for me my new and improved daily life... between the life I endured before his surgical intervention to post-op life, is two complete opposites. From being mostly bed ridden with non-stop pain in my late 30s, to no pain meds up walking around like "a normal human"(with a Ferengie flair) as I like to call it...

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 11, 2021

*Dr. Robert Simon worked to get us in ASAP.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

*Dr. Robert Simon was awesome!

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!

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