Department Urology
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

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Urology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Elevated PSA
  • Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • President, Ohio Urological Society


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Bladder cancer, enlarged prostate/benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, photoselective vaporization of the prostate, elevated PSA

Awards & Honors

  • America's Best Doctors, 2007

Innovations & Patents

  • Collaboration with BioLitec: Improvements in laser technology for BPH -- investigations current and ongoing


  • President, Ohio Urological Society
  • Chair, Young Urologists Committee, American Urological Association
  • Past-President, Cleveland Urological Society
  • Health Policy Committee, North Central Section, American Urological Association
  • Advisor, Fellow, American College of Surgeons
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 12/16/2019, Dr. Ulchaker has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Ulchaker receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • ForTec Medical, Inc.

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

349 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

The doctor explains every aspect of the procedure in a friendly and easily understoodable manner.Even takes time to explain to the staff various reasonings for his actions Good Man.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I feel Dr Ulchaker has a very good bedside manner and I feel confident in his abilities. His Physician Assistant, Robert was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

the physician had very good bedside manners. he listened well, explained what the issues were as well as took the time to answer questions. the doctor was very polite and most helpful

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

wonderful Dr. Explained everything about our condition as so we could 100 percent understand.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker is a true jem. He took his time explaining my options. He listened to all my concerns, and calm my fears

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker strikes me as an excellent and highly competent surgeon. He took enough time to discuss the findings of my tests and possible treatment procedures. He also easily answered my questions. My impression is that he is highly knowledgeable about my condition and cares about the outcome of future possible treatments.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

One of the very best doctors at the Clinic among many excellent doctors. He explained everything in detail with the pros and cons of treatment options.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Ulchaker for years. I expect Dr. Ulchaker and Robert to provide me the latest, best treatment for my Prostate Cancer so I can live full and productive life.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker is outstanding in every respect.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

nurses & doctor were very professional. they made me feel confident in regard to what had to be done. They also did a fine job of keeping me informed as things progressed.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Doctor Is thorough and precise . felt confident that my examination was thorough and meaningful.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Doctor Ulchaker is very understanding.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker has a calming presence. He provided information and options in an easy to understand way. He spent the necessary time I required and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed and felt that he was here for me.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker is very personable - a great trait for a Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr Ulchaker is excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Outstanding. Dr. personally called to reassure me re likely, then actual test results.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Both Robert the Pa and Dr Ulchaker were extremely pleasant to deal with and treated me very nicely. They answered all my questions and did not rush me through my office visit. Dr Ulchaker even walked me out when our office visit was completed.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Ulshacher was familiar with my issues and ordered a CATSCAN and made sure the appointment was made to a area that was the shortest drive for me.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker's office is very responsive.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker is awesome. Give him a huge raise. Robert is also excellent, give him a raise too.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

most thorough dr.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

overworked no time to really talk to the doctor

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

very pleased with. Dr ulcheker

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr Ulchaker was superb

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

the PA and Dr. Ulchaker were incredible in every respect. I have had urinary issues for 30 years and these gentlemen have helped me more in the last 6 months than all the others in 29 1/2 years!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. Urlchaker is a caring person and a great doctor with a fantastic sense of humor.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Everyone from the receptionist thru Dr Ulchaker was very pleasant, professional and competent making me feel comfortable during my visit.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

My visit was very professional and on time . Dr Ulchaker gives me confidence in that I am in good hands !

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Both Robert and Dr. Ulchaker were excellent in helping me search for new solutions to old problems. I felt encouraged when I left the office.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Ulshaker's bedside manner is very good, something I really appreciate in a doctor and don't see often enough these days. I know how busy docs are, and Dr. Ulshaker took a good amount of time to speak with me and my wife after the tests. My only suggestion for ANY doc is to understand that, as patients, we don't always know all the right questions to ask, so proactively explaining details of procedures, tests, etc. would be helpful. But again, Dr. Ulshaker was very good, much better than most docs/specialists I've dealt with.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Very good experience at d'town urology, from valet to reception, to the nurses and Dr. Ulshaker.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

very good service. excellent Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

My provider is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr Ulchaker was fantastic. Since my drive is long, he consolidated 3 visits into 2. Very personable, pays fastidious attention to details, which gives me high confidence in him. It is worth the long drive.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Very pleasant experience with the doctor and his PAC.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Doctor was very caring and responsive to questions and concerns that I had.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr Ulchaker was great! He listens to me and evaluate my situation, and provided sound advice for the way ahead. I am really glad he is caring for me. Thanks doc!Tha PA, Mr Dolinga Also listened attentively to my needs. He made things happen, insured he got all of my historic medical records, and helped me get the correct prescription. A big thank you to him, too.PA Dolinga

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I get excellent service from Dr. Ulchaker his PA Rob and all of the staff at Beechwood.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Always a good experience with Dr. U.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker took the time to explain my condition and answered every question I had to make me feel comfortable. he was very professional and informative. I would definitely recommend him to my friends. thank you

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker is most knowledgeable, informative, patient

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Have great respect for both the Dr. and his assistant.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Superior patient experience. My decision to seek treatment outside my normal provider/geography was totally validated.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker listened carefully to about my journey, planned the diagnostics accordingly, explained data & options, and collaborated with my wife & me in deciding on the course of action.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

It's never a problem visiting Dr. Ulchaker.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr Ulchaker and his physicians assistant, Robert, were excellent in working with me.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

I could not have asked for a better experience with the staff of any medical care provider!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker is first class and has my complete confidence.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Doctor and staff are caring and efficient.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

My experience with Dr.Ulchaker was excellent. He explained the procedure being performed and I felt at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Dr. Ulchaker was very efficient and explained the procedure to me and he made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr Ulchaker and his staff are excellent and do their best to care for us and be kind also. I appreciate them very much!!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

great doctor. very personable

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

The doctor and his care team are outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Robert, Doctor Ulchaker's PA and Doctor Ulchaker are a great team. Also are very good in explaining things, Would recommend Dr. U to anyone I know.

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