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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Appendectomy
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Esophageal Manometry Test
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia - Paraesophageal
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for William Papouras, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 10/4/2021, Dr. Papouras 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

89 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
Listens 3.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Best doctor in the practice

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Papouras is a great listener and a caring doctor

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Very pleasant office. The Dr. Was Personable and took an interest in the problems I have been experiencing.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

The Doctor was great. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Papouras is a good guy and is very serious and professional .

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Have told everyone The Dr is the Best !!!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

It was nice to have a doctor (and his intern or resident) listen to what I had to say as if they had all day.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr Papourus A+

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

The inconveniences of Covid-19 played a part in the answers to the questioner. This is not a reflection of the Dr. William Papouras, surgical team or staff.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Doctor also had a medical student with him observing and interacting. I liked the fact that the doctor asked my permission to have the student lay hands on my area of concern

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I love Dr Papouras. He has the best bedside manner and is very thorough.

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