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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

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Achalasia Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Acute Inpatient Care
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Component Separation
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • GERD Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hernia Treatments
  • Inpatient Care
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux 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 Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Achalasia
  • Open Inguinal and Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Post Surgical Exams
  • Recurrent Hernia Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Component Separation
  • Robotic Hernia Repair
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Second Opinion
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Upper Endoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Strain
  • Achalasia
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Groin Pain
  • Hernia - Incisional
  • Hernia - Paraesophageal
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
View all 28 Specialties +


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About Lucas Beffa, MD

Dr. Beffa is originally 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

Residency - University of Missouri
General Surgery
Columbia, MO

Medical Education - University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

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

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 6/19/2024, Dr. Beffa 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

225 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

I was very pleased with the way I was treated. My insurance is Medicaid and I have gotten used to be treated 2nd rate by most healthcare providers, however, everyone I encountered at Cleveland Clinic treated me like I was just as good as everyone else. You'd never know I had Medicaid. I appreciate the level of care and concern. Great chairside, bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Awesome interaction with Dr. Took the time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Beffa offered to connect me with other specialists. I am taking advantage of that before I make a decision of surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Doctor is always engaging

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr Beffa is a wonderful doctor who makes his patients comfortable. He is honest about how hard procedure will be and he doesn't sugarcoat things. Excellent personality and his staff at the hospital and in his office are outstanding. If I have more abdominal core issues he will be my go to doctor. Excellent physician, excellent personality, excellent human. Thank You Doc!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

It was the most satisfying, pleasant experience I have had from a doctors office right down to the doctor. He was so reassuring. I felt safe and fully confident in a doctor the first time in my life.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

I love Dr. Beffa, and his intern they both were polite. Pleasant answered all my questions, and took away all my worries. First time ever I had every confidence in the doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

The Surgeon recommend a game plan and other options. I feel comfortable with the plan he laid out.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Beffa saved my life! I am forever grateful!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Beffa and Dr. Isakov were the absolute best; gave me my life back and couldn't have treated me any better. I believe I was treated by the best doctors in the world - they were thorough and proactive. Completely blew me away!!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Beffa shows a genuine concern for your health problems. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Hopefully I'll never need his services but I would have him do my surgery. I was very frightened before my surgery and he made me feel like I was in good hands. His bedside manner was great. # 1 in my opinion.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr Beffa is caring and kindcandcreally listens to each patient

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I'm pleased with my Dr and the PAs and nurses

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I feel very calm knowing my care and surgery is handled by Doc and his team.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Beffa is great at explaining everything before, during and after surgery. I highly reccomend him.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

The Doctor and resident were both very thorough when addressing my concerns. I felt as though they listened and provided a good treatment option.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Befffa was so nice and confident. I liked him and felt very good about him doing my surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Doctor took the time required to explain answers to my questions

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I had to bring my 18month old son with me and he made him a balloon out of a glove. He sat and was just willing to talk and answer questions!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Beffa was great to deal with in every aspect. I feel the best I've felt in years after the surgery he performed on me on 6/16/23. I haven't vomited, had a bad feeling day or been in the hospital after my surgery!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Beffa was fantastic. He answered my questions very honestly and provided me with a thorough explanation of the hernia repair procedure and potential complications

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Excellent how Dr. Beffa called in another surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Beffa. He was genuinely concerned about my condition and was confident in his ability to care for me and treat me. Dr Beffa has a great personality and he listened to my concerns. I am a nurse at a large hospital in Ohio and he is one of the best physicians I have seen by far.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Beffa was very attentive and explained everything I asked in detail and made me very comfortable with my treatment plan

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Beffa was excellent! He listened to my reason for the visit, explain the findings of his exam, and was very reassuring as to being able to travel to Machu Picchu with condition that I have.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

As with my past experiences with Cleveland Clinic doctors and nurses, the care I received was EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I was so worried it was going to be so hard to get to Dr. Beffa's office but we pulled right up, valeted the car and took the elevator up. So, so impressed with the whole situation. And I really like Dr. Beffa. Great bedside manner .

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Beffa was incredible. He addressed my concerns, listened to everything I was worried about and went above and beyond to get me a test done within the week because he knew I was only there for a week, to see him. I was very thankful and impressed with his care and willingness to do anything to ease my mind. He's now my doctor, even though I live 500 miles away.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Beffa is an excellent physician and explained every detail to my satisfaction and then answered more! I feel like I am in good hands with Dr Beffa and hope he can help me at least have a better quality of life.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Would recommend Dr. Beffa to friends/family. Truly listened to all our concerns.

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