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Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Bath
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Microsurgical Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
Plastic Surgery Integrated
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical Degree
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Plastic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Gatherwright, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/2/2024, Dr. Gatherwright 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

57 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Gatherwright is an excellent surgeon (this Is even an understatement) and I am so glad to be his patient. He is easy to communicate with, gave pertinent education, and made me feel well taken care of.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Gatherwright listened to my concerns and eased my fears for my upcoming surgery. He talked me through the procedure and the recovery timeframe.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Gatherwright squeezed me in within a week of my last appointment. I appreciate the attention to help me recover from my injury as quickly as practical.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Gatherwright is very knowledgeable and skilled. He has become increasingly friendly and personable at each visit. We feel he genuinely cares about me as an individual.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Gatherwright has my trust and he listens to my question offering solutions.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

He listens to me, even my minute concerns. He's very available.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

It has been very easy to schedule appointments with Dr. Gatherwright. His staff is very kind.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Gatherwright has taken the time to listen to me from the very first time I visited him. Unlike Dr. Pedersen who dropped me as a patient without telling me, Dr. Gatherwright has dealt with the pain that I have had for several years. He is one of the kindest doctors I have had.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

*Dr. Gather Wright & *Jennifer Valentino are amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. G is very kind. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand. He is a BRILLIANT surgeon, fixing not only the asthetic but the root of the problem and the associated pain.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Gatherwright it's incredible and I know that he has m best interest at heart. He is caring and communicates very effectively.I can't say enough good things about him.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Seemed to be upset that previous Dr's blew off my CTS, now I need surgery, but at least I now have Dr. Gatherwright who is more about fixing my issue than blowing it off.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I really appreciated that he took time to listen to my concerns about the upcoming procedure and that he could accommodate those concerns. When we actually move forward with the procedure, I am confident I won't have any of the problems I have had at other medical facilities.

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