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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, Royal Oak
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


  • Surgery - General Surgery

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 11/28/2022, 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

199 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Simon and his staff were very friendly and courteous

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Very good experience. Prompt informative professional good doctor patient relation answers. Manners. Respect. Would recommend. Endorse to anyone anytime. Thanks for practice.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023


Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

*Dr. Robert Simon is fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Simon is always great !!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Doctor/assistant read thoroughly all of my medical hisory and listened to my complaints. Them presented their treatment/surgical procedures with a visual aid. I understood everything and was at ease. Definitely displayed exemplary professional teamwork.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Simon took his time with me, which gave me assurance in his opinion. His explanations were clear. His personality and approach gave me comfort.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Both Dr. Estfan & Dr. Simon were very concerned & respectful of my mom's serious health condition.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Simon is a wonderful and caring doctor

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Have had good experience with my doctors and all staff . Very concerned about my well-being

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Simon goes above and beyond with his care for his patients. His care and attention should be the role model for providers.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Simon very attentive, caring to my needs and also friendly, easy to talk to, and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Simon is excellent. Wonderful bedside manner. He made me feel very comfortable and prepared!! And nurse Dan saved me from an unnecessary blood transfusion!!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Simon and his entire staff are FABULOUS!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Excellent doctor in all aspects regarding tx of my cancer and concerns regarding same

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Simon and his office manager are very patient focused. We are very happy with Dr. Simon.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr Simon and his staff are some of the best that I have delt with, within Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

My experience was great Dr Simon explained everything. I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

I always have a good experience with Dr. R. Simon.....a very caring ohysician.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023


Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. SIMON was very clear regarding my case and the WHIPPLE SURGERY I need to have done going forward.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Simon, spent an inordinate amount of time explaining the medical procedure for the GIST and arranged for me to meet one of his colleagues who explained non-surgical options for me to consider.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Definitely recommend Dr Simon

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Simon is the best. He is understanding, relatable, funny, educational and a fantastic doctor that always makes me feel heard.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Simon was patient, thorough, detailed, he explained my labs & diagnostics; he was easy help me understand my health issues. I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Simon is brilliant and adorable

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I couldn't be more pleased with Dr Simon and his team!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr Simon's staff were very accommodating, easy to work with and went above and beyond duty.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr Simon was friendly, professional and was very clear in detailing my care. His follow up was outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Ezt Dr I ever had

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Simon is an excellent surgeon who shared kindness, compassion for the family and care for me. He took time out of his schedule to keep my family updated at all times.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Overall, the virtual appt/experience with the provider was done in a professional manner and was easy to use and access.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Simon was outstanding. He was professional throughout the virtual meeting and gave us all the information we needed. He also followed up with a 1:1 phone call later in the week to ensure all questions were answered.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Simon was right on time for my telehealth appointment. Went very smoothly.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Simon was very professional yet somewhat humorous, which made me extremely comfortable at my apptWilling to answer any questions I had, and not in a rush to leave the room!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

I have never had the ease of scheduling and talking to a doctor or nurse as I have with Dr. Simon and his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Dr. Simon is the kindest, most caring doctor I have ever talked with. He explained everything and even called me back when I had more questions. I will most definitely recommend him ..

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Excellent overall experience with Dr. Simon and the rest of staff.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Simon and his associates are very competent, professional, incredibly responsive and caring. I would highly recommend Dr. Robert Simon and his colleagues.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr Simon is the best! He and Dr Aucejo saved my life

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr Simon asked probing questions to understand our priorities better as it relates to desired outcomes. He also took the time to explain specific results of our CT scan as well as walking us thru what we saw on the screen.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2022

*Dr. Simon & his team are awesome.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Excellent staff and Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dr.Simon and his nurse Julie have been awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr. Simon is always available whenever I've had any questions.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr. Simon has such a wonderful "bedside manner". You feel comfortable with him quickly and know that you are in good hands for your surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

*Dr. Robert Simon is wonderful as well as his nurse *Julie!!!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Doctors bedside manner very uplifting. A pleasure to see them.

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