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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
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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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

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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 10/10/2023, 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

249 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

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr Simon and his staff have always been responsive to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr Simon is an excellent health care provider!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Very happy with Dr Simon and all his staff

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr Simons staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant in scheduling my appointment. They were a pleasure to work with and actually contacted me first when it was time for a checkup to remind me and to schedule the visit.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

I would recommend Dr Simon to anyone. Very easy to talk with and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr Simon and nurse Julie great!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr Simon went above and beyond as usual. This visit was scary and required additional testing and he was proactive getting the tests that day to help resolve the confusion, ease my anxiety and save us another 12 hour round trip drive. He is a fabulous and caring doctor and human.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr Simon was able to call Dr Stevens directly and schedule me a testing. Amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Love Dr Simon he's so efficient

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

I would highly recommend this Dr to anybody. He is the best Dr I have ever been to in 64 years. Awesome bedside manners and very thorough with your health.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

I have really liked working with Dr. Simon. He has always been kind and respectful and taken time with me.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr Simon listened very well and offered specific Treatment options for the 2 items being reviewed. I felt relieved and confident after this visit.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Doctor Simon is a wonderful person and surgeon. His prompt action has saved my life. There is not enough words to say thank you Doctor Simon from the bottom of my heart. My family thanks you and my wife thanks you.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Doctor Simon and his office got this taken as fast as they could, I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Simon is very curtious and pleasant

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Loved the doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Doctor was knowledgeable of my problem

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Everything went smoothly from scheduling appointment to meeting with Doctor Simon. Very happy.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Excellent Doctor. Knowledgeable, courteous, friendly, neat, all boxes checked for excellent care by Doctor Simon.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr Simon listened to my cocerns about surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Simon and Dr Naples very committed. Ultimate respect for them both.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Simon was very personable, approachable and thorough. We're very pleased with Dr. Simon

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I dealt with Dr. Simmon and he was aware of my concerns prior to my initial consult.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Simon is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Simon is very professional but also adds a personal touch whenever he talks to me and that helps with our discussions.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Simon was excellent

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2023

*Dr. Simon and his team, were very caring and explained, provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Simon has a pleasant demeanor and professionally diagnoses my medical issues In layman's terms. He Is an excellent listener and makes time for all of my questions.

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.

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