Department Otolaryngology
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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adenoidectomy Postop Care
  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Airway Evaluation
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection for Dystonia
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cordotomy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Facial Surgery
  • Flexible Endoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Hearing Needs Assessment
  • In Office Laser Treatment
  • In Office Procedure
  • Laryngeal Electromyography
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Function Assessment
  • Laryngeal Physiology
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Cordotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lasers
  • Microsurgery
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parotidectomy
  • Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions
  • Performing Arts Medicine
  • Professional Voice Users
  • Restylane
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Scar Surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Singers
  • Sinus Disease Imaging
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Stents
  • Steroid Injections
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease
  • Swallowing Problems/Reflux
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillectomy Postop Care
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Tracheotomy
  • Tracheotomy - Pre/Post Op
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Vocal Wellness Counseling
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
  • Voice Therapy
View all 82 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adult Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Cancer/Tumor
  • Airway Obstruction and Tracheotomy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Benign Tumors Of The Neck
  • Cerumen Impaction
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis Etiology
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum and Nasal Obstruction
  • Difficulty with Vocal Range
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear Issues
  • Ear Wax Impaction
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Effortful Singing
  • Effortful Talking
  • Epistaxis
  • Foreign Object in Ear
  • Fungal Rhinosinusitis
  • Globus Pharyngis
  • Globus Sensation
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Laryngology
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
  • Laryngopharyngitis
  • Larynx Cancer/Tumor
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Neck Cancer/Tumor
  • Neck Lesion
  • Neck Mass/swelling
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Parotid Gland Problems
  • Parotid Masses
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Professional Voice Care
  • Reflux Laryngitis-Laryngopharyngeal
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinology
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Infection
  • Salivary Gland Issues
  • Salivary Gland Stone
  • Septal Deviation
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinonasal Polyposis
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis - Acute
  • Sinusitis - Chronic
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Subglottic And Tracheal Stenosis
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Gland Problems
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsil Mass/Tumor
  • Tonsil Stone Cryptolysis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsillitis and Obstructive Sleep Disturbance
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tumors, Cysts and Infections of the Head and Neck
  • Vallecular Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Issues
  • Voice Issues for Professional Singers
  • Windpipe Injury
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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About Candace Hrelec, MD

Candace Hrelec, MD, is a fellowship-trained laryngologist. Her specialty interests encompass the full range of voice and oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. This includes: medical and surgical care of the professional/performer's voice; benign vocal cord lesions such as nodules or polyps; vocal cord dysplasia or early cancer; vocal cord papilloma; vocal cord paralysis; and neurolaryngological problems such as spasmodic dysphonia, Zenker's diverticulum and cricopharyngeal dysphagia. Dr. Hrelec also sees adult patients with airway problems such as subglottic stenosis or bilateral vocal cord paralysis.

Dr. Hrelec graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Hospital and a fellowship in Laryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN USA

Residency - Ohio State University Hospital
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Psychobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Psychobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Columbus, OH USA


  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Professional Voice, Voice Disorders, Voice and Airway Surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/31/2020, Dr. Hrelec 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

87 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Hrlech was very helpful and thorough. I felt I had extra time in her presence and that she took extra steps on my behalf

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Hrelec was very proferrional and personal at the same time which was a pleasure to be her patient.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr Hrelec is a wonderful diagnostician as well as a very warm and competent physician. I am so sorry she will be leavingthe Cleveland Clinic Coral Springs and Weston facilities but I wish her the very best of success and health.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Dr Hrlec ensured before I left I fully understood her findings. she even took the time to write it down and review plan going forward.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

I received from Dr Candace Hrelec the most care that any patient would want, This Dr. really care for the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

I will miss Dr. Hrelec she is professional at the same time warm and comforting a blessing to our community. Ohio will benefit highly to her being there.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

this appointment was at the coral springs location.Dr. Hrlichr is another outstanding physician I've seen at Cleveland clinic I'm so impressed with her and deeply regret that she is leaving soon for the main Cleveland clinic hospital in Cleveland.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

very pleasant experience grom reception to Dr. Hrylec was so nice and approachable and will miss her when she moves to Ohio.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Excellent Doctor, very professional and courteous. Extremely knowledgeable and communication with me is great relative to the medical condition for which I am being treated.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

My last day was the best experience and not because it was the last day! The doctor with whom I met was delightful in every way and her assistant was equally impressive. Both were knowledgeable and efficient and their cheerful spirits made me feel a warmth in their professionalism.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Hrelec was very personable and professional. Her evaluation, diagnosis, explanation and action plan were communicated in a clear and timely manner.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Hrelec is very professional, has a great "beside manner" and listens to what is being asked of her. I have already referred her to a dear friend of mine who has already scheduled an appointment to see her. I wish all of my doctors were as good as she is.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

the doctor was the best I have ever experienced since trying to see a competent ENT doctor in almost 5 months. Dr. Ehrlic was suoper.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

This was the WORST experience with a doctor in my entire life. Words alone are not able to express just how disappointing and frankly unprofessional this doctor was. Given this being an 8am appointment (first of the day) and I was not taken back to the exam room until 8:30am with no apology or explanation for the delay only to be greeted by a very curt and rude doctor that seemed annoyed that I was there. Unbelievable.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Was informed last minute my MAR appoint was cancelled due Dr had an emergency surgery

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

About an hour wait time in room waiting for doctor. When she came she was very apologetic

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I called for an appointment in February and was told the first available afternoon appointment wasn't until April 2. Dr. Hrelec seemed very surprised when I told her. she said her schedule had t been filled.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Hrelec had excellent bedside manner. she was warm and friendly. I felt she took the time to listen to my concerns. she asked a ton of questions so she could get an understanding of my medical background and as to what could be causing my problems. we discussed different treatment options and what would work best.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Herlec was a pleasure to see and will certainly use her as my doctor should the occasion arise. She was informative and allow our conversation to be a two way street.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr Hrelec has been extremely accessible and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr.Hrelec is a very personable and competent physician with a wonderful manner . She apologized for being delayed due to an unexpected procedure prior to my appointment.She diagnosed my problem as sinusitis. While using the endoscope she described what what at issue and explained what what needed to be done to alleviate the infection.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Hrelec was very professional

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

experience with dr was great

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