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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

  • Colonoscopy
  • General Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Strong Memorial Hospital/Univ. of Rochester
General Surgery
Rochester, NY

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH


  • Surgery - General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Scott Awender, 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 2/14/2024, Dr. Awender 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.

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

93 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

It has been great. The Doctor is great.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Doctor's interns were attentive. 3. A+.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

I found Dr Awender very easy to talk to. He described the procedure I needed and gave me an appointment for my surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Awender has helped me through several surgeries and some tough times.He is caring, honest and tells it like it is and is an outstanding Doctor and surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Outstanding Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Awender is fantastic and so was his crew. I would like to thank them very much for everything.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Awender is a great person and I am very grateful for him.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Best service and Doctor !

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Scott Awender is an excellent physician and surgeon

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

The doctor was going to seek advice from other doctors regarding my condition. I hope he has done this

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Awender is an excellent person.

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