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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Achalasia
  • Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Acute Inpatient Care
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Component Separation
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopy - Upper
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • GERD Surgery
  • Hernia Center
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inpatient Care
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Achalasia
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube
  • Post Surgical Exams
  • Recurrent Hernia Surgery
  • Reflux
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Component Separation
  • Robotic Hernia Repair
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Second Opinion - Hernia
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery
View all 54 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Strain
  • Achalasia
  • Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Diaphragm Hernia
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Groin Pain
  • Hernia - Incisional
  • Hernia - Paraesophageal
  • Hernia - Paraesophageal and Diaphragmatic
  • Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Reflux
  • Splenectomy
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
View all 31 Specialties +


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About Lucas Beffa, MD

Dr. Beffa is orginally from the midwest, being born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri where he spent his early childhood days. He stayed in Missouri for undergraduate education when he attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He elected to stay at the University of Missouri for both medical school and general surgical training. Following his surgical training, he decided to pursue additional training in the field of minimally invasive surgery. He moved to Greenville, SC where he completed a surgical fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Greenville Health System, where he focused mainly on complex hernia surgery and robotic surgery utilizing component separation techniques. After fellowship, Dr. Beffa took a position at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where he founded and led the Care New England Hernia Center.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Greenville Health System
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Greenville, SC USA

Residency - University of Missouri
General Surgery
Columbia, MO USA

Medical Education - University of Missouri
Columbia, MO USA

Undergraduate - University of Missouri
B.S. in Biological Sciences
Columbia, MO USA

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Beffa founded and was the medical director for nearly 4 years at the Care New England Hernia Center. While in Rhode Island, Dr. Beffa also was appointed to serve as the Chair of the Robotic Surgery Committee. Additionally, he was a champion and led several protocol changes with ERAS protocols.


  • General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Hernia surgery, Robotic hernia repair, Abdominal wall reconstruction, Mesh infections and removal, Hiatal hernia surgery, Heartburn surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. Beffa has received multiple awards throughout his career:

    Michael DeBakey Scholar in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2011
  • Marion S. Deweese Excellence in Surgery, 2011
  • Outstanding Resident Educator Award, 2013
  • Most Outstanding Resident Award, 2015
  • Outstanding Resident Educator Award, 2015
  • Outstanding Resident Educator Award, 2016
  • Administrative Chief Resident, 2016
  • Rhode Island Top Docs, 2018-2021

Innovations & Patents

  • Dr. Beffa has a strong interest in innovations with robotic hernia surgery and improving surgical techniques surrounding hernia repairs. 


  • Dr. Beffa is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He also holds memberships in Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and Americas Hernia Society (AHS).
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 12/1/2022, Dr. Beffa 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

139 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Was a plesure to discuss my health problems with Dr Beffa. Very attentive, professional and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Dr Beffa and my experience with the Cleveland Clinic was excellent. Dr Beffa is an excellent, caring person who was there for me when I needed hos reassurance and attention. The clinic, as always, is superb.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr. Beffa was wonderful and explained everything.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr Beffa is excellent at preparing his patients for surgery. I know I am in great hands with Dr Becca!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Awesome, caring physician

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Very pleased with the first contact with Cleveland Clinic thru visit with Dr Beffa and his resident.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr Beffa had reviewed my records and went straight to how Cleveland Clinic could help me.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

My experience with Dr Beffa was great. Concerned with the next step in my care. Referred to Dr Kroh for POP surgery but cannot get appointment to see him for 3 months!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

The admission through the emergency department and poor nursing care are leading me to examine my options should I need further surgery. Dr. Beffa, Dr. Prabu and most of the residents were great and well worth the trip to Cleveland.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2022

*Dr. Beffa is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Very good doctor with bed side manners that reflects his compassion and desire to listen and offer assistance

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Good experience. Doctor was friendly, helpful and fun to talk to.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr Beffa was very personable and helpful. He made me feel comfortable before, during and after my procedure. I'm thankful that he was as professional and personable as he was

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

This was my first visit with Dr. Beffa He put me at ease and answered all my questions I have not need to have a call returned

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Doctors were very professional and encouraging and informative.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Dr Beffa was very professional and experienced. He answered all my questions and explained things clearly so I could understand.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

My wife had some questions and doctor was able to answer all and set our minds at ease

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

I can't say enough about Dr. Doua's interest and concern with what I was saying, and Dr. Beffa's explanation to me of my options. Even though there was nothing surgically to be done, I felt very satisfied that the doctor had evaluated all options.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

The doctor was absolutely wonderful! My sister and I were nervous about coming because 3 previous surgeons didn't know what to do about my hernia. The doctor was so knowledgeable and explained everything to us. I could not ask for a better doctor!! I feel very safe in his hands. I will recommend my doctor and the Cleveland Clinic to everyone!!

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