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Title Director of Bariatric Endoscopy
Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus



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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Endoscopy
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate School - Rush University
Master of Science Clinical Research
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Universidad Catolica Boliviana
Medical School
Santa Cruz, Bolivia


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Advanced Interventional Endoscopy and Bariatric Endoscopy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for C. Roberto Simons-Linares, 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 12/15/2023, Dr. Simons-Linares 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

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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Simons-Linaires is an exceptional and highly skilled physician. Great communicator too.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

The doctor was the best I've had In my 69 years of my life. Felt he treated me like I was his family member.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Main care provider very polite, knowledgeable, and caring. Just very limited time.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I love Dr. Simon

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

ONe of the most caring professional physicians I have encountered at the Clinic. He is a real role model

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Excellent provider

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Excellent Physician

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

He is a wonderful and caring doctor

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

My appointment went great and Dr Linares showed true concern for my issues.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Simone-Linares is one of the kindest, most supportive and life-affirming doctors I hve ever met -- a true humanitarian who sees the goodness in his patients. An extremely supportive and encouraging doctor. He is a model for other caregivers.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Explains every aspect of care very throughly

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

The nurse ( IV) experience was substandard but I was very happy with my interaction with the physician.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Simons-Linares came prepared to the consultation. He knew the specifics of my concerns regarding an EUS. He was patient and thorough. In response to my questions re: fatty liver, he extended the discussion to weight loss options, and I have begun the medical management program. His staff made the appointments for the program before I left the office which was convenient and efficient. Dr. SL, the visit, and his staff far exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Overall. I Am very happy after the first appointment with the Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Simons-Linares did an endoscopy on me. I had not met him prior to the day of the procedure, which was concerning to me. However, Dr. Simons-Linares answered all of my questions. He gave me a thorough explanation, even though he had probably done it a million zillion times to other patients!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Amazing approach the two physicians

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr.Simin-Linares was super friendly and very empathetic. He described things in a very clear and concise manner and took time to answer all of our questions. He felt like a true partner in creating a care plan!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Linares is amazing!

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