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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Appendectomy
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Manometry Test
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Mass - Pain/Swelling
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Lump
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ductal Carcinoma in situ
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia - Paraesophageal
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes (Lymphadenopathy)
View all 19 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Akron General Medical Center
General Surgery


Residency - Akron General Medical Center
General Surgery
Akron, OH

Medical Education - Medical Coll of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio (Toledo)
Toledo, OH United States


  • Surgery - General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 1/2/2024, 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.

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* 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

138 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Making appointments are easy to do the dr was not very helpful but the staff was very helpful in the process

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

The staff and the doctor were excellent! He's booked out 5 weeks for my procedures. I would have preferred to get them sooner, because I have a bicycle race season starting in 12 weeks.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Was able to schedule my appointment right away and was very impressed with Dr. Poupouras.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Would recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Papouras is very confident in his decisions. He is very thorough. He has compassion. And it shows. I'm so grateful for Dr. Papouras.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Popouras was professional and kind, as was his entire staff. When I called off hours during a medical event he returned my call almost immediately. I would highly recommend Dr Popouras.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I've enjoyed Dr Papouras's knowledge, skill and professionalism regarding my care throughout his years of practice. I felt in good hands with Anesthesiologist/CRNA and RN's , from admission, during and post procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Easy check in on line. Received courteously. I didn't have to wait very long. Dr. Papourus was very thorough. Explained the type of hernia I have and the procedure of how he would fix it. He also listed the risks involved and the after surgery care. He was very courteous and tried to schedule my surgery at a time convenient for me. I was very pleased with everyone. Thank-you Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I would recommend Dr.Papouras,MD without hesitation. I would recommend Cleveland Clinic without a doubt.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Papourus is the best doctor on this earth. I don't trust my care to no one outside of him. I wish he could handle all of my medical needs.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Papouras always goes above and beyond he treats the entire person not just the illness. He makes you feel as if your the only person he's seeing that daynever rushes and always takes plenty of time to answer all your questions

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Really like the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

I would recommend the doctor to anyone and everyone. He is kind and compassionate and knows what he is doing. After my surgery he thanked the staff in the operating room. That ishows what a kind person he is. Akron General Is very lucky to have him.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I was very impressed by how competent and compassionate all care providers were.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Doctor was great. Very polite, I never felt rushed and he answered all of my questions and made sure I understood.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Papouras and his staff are the best! Caring, compassionate and prompt with questions.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Doctor, nurse, and Drs intern were all amazing.

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