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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations 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 10/4/2021, 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

56 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

I appreciate everything Dr. Beffa has done for me.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr . Beggars is the whole package. I felt like he saw me as a whole person rather than just the part in question. Very caring and frank about my situation. Would love it if you could clone him.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr Beffa was wonderful, toook the timeto explain everything.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Always get a good experience and thank you Dr Beffa.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr Beffa deserves an Excellent rating not very goodDr Lucas Beffa is extraordinarily personal and explanation He explained the risks and everything else very easily to me. With great expertise and personal. Thank God I found this Surgeon

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Very impressed with Dr. Beffa and his nurse Nicole

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Great experience with Dr. Beffa. Love him. He really listened to me. I wish that had come to him for my hernia surgeries. I definitely will should I ever need surgery in the future.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Very impressed with my physician.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr.Beffa was very good and friendly I like him.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Beffa was so knowledgeable and gave me all of my options. He made sure I understood before making a decision. He gave me solid advice about what would truly fix my issue. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Best dr ever

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