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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Akron General
Primary Location

Akron General


Additional Locations

General Surgery

Akron General Lodi Hospital

225 Elyria St
Lodi, OH 44254
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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Appendectomy
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Esophageal Manometry Test
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 11 Specialties +


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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

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 10/4/2021, 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

70 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 4.8

10 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr Papouras was very informative on risks, benefits of procedure. Also clarified the attention mesh had been getting in the media.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Very good dr and staff

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Great dr and assistant

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr Papouras and his staff are excellent!!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr Papouras has a wonderful bedside manner!!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

everyone was polite and I was happy to get in to see the doctor on short time frame.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

What a personable physician! Good eye contact, ease in speaking with me, informative, organic bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Before surgery doctors all got with me & explained everything & answered all my questions. They took great care of me.

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