Treatment & Services
- Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
- Adult General Otolaryngology
- Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Diagnostic head and neck
- Ear Tubes
- Ear Wax Removal
- Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
- Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
- Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
- General ENT
- General Otolaryngology
- General Pediatric ENT
- Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
- Medical Management of Otolaryngology Problems in Adults
- Nasal Airway Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Nose/nasal Surgery
- Office Turbinate Reduction
- Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
- Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
- Pediatric General Otolaryngology
- Sinus Surgery
- Sleep Apnea Surgery
- Vocal Wellness Counseling
- Voice And Larynx Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
- Difficulty with Vocal Range
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
- Effortful Singing
- Effortful Talking
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Hearing Loss
- Hearing Problems
- Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
- Middle Ear Infection
- Mouth Lesions
- Nasal Congestion
- Nasal Fractures
- Nasal Obstruction
- Nasal Polyps
- Nasal-Sinus Disease
- Nose Or Nasal Problems
- Paranasal Sinus Disease
- Pediatric Ear Disease
- Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
- Pediatric Hearing Loss
- Pediatric Vocal Cord Problems
- Salivary Gland Diseases
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Septal Deviation
- Sinus Infections
- Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Smell And Taste Disorder
- Sore Throat
- Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
- Strep Throat
- Swallowing Disorders
- Throat Problems
- Throat Symptoms from Reflux
- Tongue Tie
- Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
- Vocal Fatigue
- Voice Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH USA
general adult and pediatric otolaryngology, voice problems in professional voice users and others, laryngopharyngeal reflux, ear infections, hearing loss, nasal airway problems and sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea (adults and children), tonsil and adenoid problems
Awards & Honors
- Cleveland Magazine – “Best Doctors” 2007 through 2016
Best Doctors in America – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2013
Research & Publications
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277 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
15 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
Provider was great. However, I think provider could have address more in depth about my issue.
Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018
*Dr. Abelson always takes his time & explains every thing in detail.
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018
Dr. Abelson puts me at ease because he is friendly, a good listener, very knowledgeable and helps me make good decisions about my medical conditions. He is one of the best doctors I have ever had in my life.
Reviewed on May 15, 2018
survey is too long so I chose not to answer a number of your questions. Dr. Abelson is top notch.
Reviewed on May 10, 2018
Dr. Abelson wrote me a note in my chart regarding outcome from my sinus cat scan. I then responded with a question and he got back to me right away with an answer!
Reviewed on May 3, 2018
Dr. Abelson took time to professionally answer my questions
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018
Provider did not introduce himself and was not aware of my child's history, even though I had provided all the records and a quick summary which the nurse brought to him beforehand.
Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018
First time I have ever waited for this doc & it was last appt. of the day.
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018
Dr. Abelson was courteous and attentive
Reviewed on Feb 7, 2018
I felt the provider to be somewhat dismissive when I attempted to speak to a concern.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018
Dr. Abelson is a great provider. He is patient and a good listener. He called me personally a few days after my initial appointment to make sure that I was improving. And he called me the beginning of the following week to inform that if I needed to be seen he had an early morning time slot available. Great service.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018
He gave me a general idea of treatment, but didn't go as in detail as I would have liked.
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017
i've never meant sure a caring and well informed doctor that really took the time to make sre that i under stood what was going on with me and that he went even beyond to rush me to see another specity
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017
This was our first visit and we were very happy with the visit and felt the doctor was very thorough.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2017
Dr. Abelson's knowledge and care reflected the excellence that Cleveland Clinic is known for.
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