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Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Adult Dialysis Access
  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Angiogenesis
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of PAD
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Subclavian Artery
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Vertebral Artery
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Open Repair And Endovascular Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortofemoral Bypass Grafting
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherectomy for Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Atherectomy For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Balloon Angioplasty For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery for Atherosclerosis/PAD/PVD
  • Bypass Surgery for Venous Disease
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid-Subclavian Bypass
  • Clinical Trials
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dialysis Access Surgery
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Embolization of Carotid Body Tumors
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovascular Repair Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Endovascular Repair Of Carotid Artery Disease
  • Endovascular Repair Of Lower Extremity Ischemia
  • Endovascular Repair Of Renal And Mesenteric Disease
  • Endovascular Repair of Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Treatment of Lower Extremity Artery Disease
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Endovenous Surgery For Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • First Rib Resection
  • In Situ Revascularization
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • IVC Filter Placement
  • Lazer Atherectomy For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Lazer Treatment Of Varicose Veins
  • Medical Management of PAD
  • Mesenteric Stents
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Pediatric Dialysis Access
  • Pediatric Vascular Procedures
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Vascular Disease
  • Renal Stents
  • Repair Of Aortic Aneurysms And Dissections
  • Repair of Venous Aneurysms
  • Resection of Carotid Body Tumors
  • Resection of Congenital Vascular Lesions
  • Retrieval Of Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Screening and Testing
  • Stents
  • Stents For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (SEPS)
  • Surgery for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Surgical Bypass for Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Thoraco-Abdominal-Aneurysms
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy For Arterial Disease
  • Thrombolytic Therapy For Venous Disease
  • Vascular Surgery Department
  • Vascular Tests
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Venous Angioplasty/Stenting
  • Venous Stents
  • Venous Thrombolysis
  • Venous Valve Transplant
  • Vertebral Artery Surgery
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Visceral Ischemic Endarterectomy
View all 92 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
  • Axillary Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Claudication
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Femoral Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (blockage)
  • Infected Grafts
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Leg Circulation Problems
  • May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS)
  • Mesenteric Arteries Occlusive Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysms
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Rest Pain
  • Splenic Artery Aneurysm
  • Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Vertebral Artery Disease
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
  • Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
View all 31 Specialties +


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About Sean Steenberge, MD, MSc

Sean Steenberge, MD, MS, is a staff surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. 

Specialty Interests:
Aortoiliac occlusive disease, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, popliteal artery entrapment, thoracic outlet syndrome, venous disease, dialysis access

Experience: Dr. Steenberge has experience in treating all types of vascular conditions and diseases with endovascular and open surgical techniques. He has participated in more than 1,500 vascular procedures.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 25 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures at Cleveland Clinic, go to

Education: Dr. Steenberge is a graduate of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University where he also earned a master’s degree in clinical research. He received his specialty training through a five-year integrated residency in vascular surgery at Cleveland Clinic. During his residency he served as quality officer and ombudsman as well as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Steenberge joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2021 following completion of his residency.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Steenberge has coauthored papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals on vascular surgery techniques and outcomes and has coauthored a chapter in a vascular surgery textbook. He has presented at numerous local, regional and national vascular surgery meetings, including the Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Symposium.

About Dr. Steenberge: “I enjoy my field because I have the opportunity to have an extended relationship with patients and improve their quality of life by offering the best medical, endovascular or surgical option to treat their vascular condition.”

Leisure Activities: Dr. Steenberge enjoys golfing and rowing, playing trumpet, piano, and board games.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Clinical Research
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support


  • Vascular Surgery

Specialty Interests

Aortoiliac occlusive disease, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, popliteal artery entrapment, thoracic outlet syndrome, venous disease, dialysis access

Awards & Honors

  • 2020: Teaching Excellence Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2019: VIVA Fellows Program Scholarship
  • 2016-2017 and 2017-2018: Resident Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2016: Myron F. Kanter and Lawrence J. Kanter Endowment Fund Award
  • 2016: Bernadine P. Healy, MD, and Floyd D. Loop, MD, Scholarship, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • 2013: Vascular Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship, Society for Vascular Surgery
  • 2011-2016: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Scholarship
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Sean Steenberge, MD, MSc.

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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 11/3/2022, Dr. Steenberge 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

55 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 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

He is a very thorough doctor. Takes time to explain everything in terms we can understand. Really great Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Great, Dr. Is very informative about my condition and steps I need to take to alleviate my symptoms. He covered my cat scan thoroughly so I know exactly what is going on. Very personable and the nurses are great too. I don't have to see him for a year now as my medication is working and my mobility has increased alot. Im very happy I can get around like before my symptoms showed up.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr Steenberge is fantastic

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

This was my first time meeting with this doctor, but I had confidence in him and his exam.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

*Dr. Steenberge and his team are amazing. Anesthesiologist were awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Everyone was very nice and treated us with respect. Took a while to see Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

I feel that Dr. Steenburgen was very informative. He took his time to explain everything, even to the point of showing diagrams. I never once, felt rushed. I really appreciate ALL the staff at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Very productive appointment. Doctor was professional and a good listener. Good time management.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Provider was an exemplar of focusing g on my core needs.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Rate experience highly. I could quickly tell the doctor and staff cared about my needs.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr. Steenberg was thorough with explaining everything to me about my condition and treatment recommendations. He showed genuine concern and answered all of my questions in terms I understood. This was my first visit with him and I was very comfortable and impressed with him. The decision to have surgery was made simple by him.

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