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Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Clinica Santa Maria
Advanced Laparoscopy and Robotics Surgery in Urology
Santiago, Chile

Residency - University of Santiago of Chile
Santiago, Chile

Medical Education - University of Chile
Santiago, Chile

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ruben Olivares, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/8/2022, Dr. Olivares 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Olivares receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Covidien plc.

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

300 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Olivares is very courteous and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

I was really pleased with the explanation and information Dr Olivares provided me. He took time in explaining what my medical problem was and how it could be resolved.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

My 3 year journey since surgery always involves some anxiety before the checkup, and this was fist time meeting this Doctor.. Put me at ease, friendly & confident. And good news for me not coming back for a year !!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Very comfortable withDr Oliveras

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr Olivarous is very good and compassionate

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Amazing experience!! The doctor made us feel so comfortable and he explained everything in such an easy to understand way! I'm Andrew's mom responding to this survey! He is 22 with autism and he did so incredibly well during this appointment!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Doctor Olivares was compassionate and very straight forward as he dealt with my concerns in a very logical manner. I will be recommending Doctor Olivares to those in need of an excellent MD!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Olivaries had a positive bedside manner

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

The doctor was very thorough and make sure I understood.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Olivares continues to provide very clear feed back, answers all questions well and takes his time I never feel rushed. He also cares about my situation and is very friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Exceptional physician, kind, compassionate, professional, he is everything you could ask for in a doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

The 2 nurses were great, helpful, and easy to be with, doctor did the best he could, I didn't know what to expect from the procedure,I wasn't a very good patient, I think my prostrate issue was a difficult one, and everyone did the best they could!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Doctor did what he could for the issue I had,

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Olivares explained everything very well. He was very patient and kind.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Really glad to be able to visit with a doctor on our first visit. Dr. Olivares was very Informative. Feel like I'm in good hands.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr very good and respectful.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Care provider was extremely helpful in explaining the problems and discussing possible solutions. Will definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Both the nurse and dr gave detailed explanations to me which I never got from Aultman hospital so I am so thankful for them

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

A great confidence inspiring doctor, I like him,

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Olivares was very kind and thorough. It was a pleasure to be seen by him. Very nice!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Excellent physician, very compassionate man

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Olivares went over four options that I needed to consider. I made an in person visit to get more details.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Our doctor was informative & caring.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Olivares took his time with me, and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr Oliveras made me feel very comfortable and I was grateful for the way I was treated and the explanations given me.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I was and still very satisfied with the Doctors that I seen

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I had some complications and Dr. Olivares called me twice ro check on me great Doctor and a nice man

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Ruben Olivares was nice and engaging. He was eager to provide details, even drew a diagram to help in his explanation.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Olivares es un excelente doctor. Muy agradecido con ?l

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Olivares was very thorough in evaluating my situation, he demonstrated significant knowledge of the treatment alternatives, and answered all of my questions in detail. We are impressed with his approach to providing care and his openness to evaluate my condition before ever recommending a course of action.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Given our location in Nashville TN, conducting a zoom call is very effective for us. Also, Dr. Olivares is very articulate in conversing with us, so not being face to face for a meeting presents no issue for us.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Everyone made me feel comfortable and made me laugh while preparing me for my procedure, which I loved. I would rather laugh than cry!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

A wonderful person ! The doctor was thorough, interested in my problems, and kind. He is an asset to Cleveland. I want Dr. Olivares to be my permanent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

He is wonderful. I have prostate cancer. That is not going away. So Dr. Olivares and Dr. Lundy are very capable. I feel like I am getting the best care possible.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022


Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Olivares is outstanding. He thoroughly assessed my prostate cancer situation and recommended necessity follow up. I came originally for a second opinion but now am a patient of the Clinic. Dr Olivares made it clear we need to evaluate my situation more thoroughly before creating a treatment protocol. I really appreciate his openness and approach to taking care of me.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

What an excellent doctor and staff ! So pleased with the experience !

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Dr Olivares was extremely personable and a top notch care provider. He took the time to explain and discuss my options in depth. I appreciated his time and level of care .

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

I feel he was a very good doctor straightforward and direct

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

The doctor was most kind and understanding. He answered all my questions and explained my problem .I was impressed with him and would recommend him to my friends

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

The doctor was very informative with what my best option was

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

I had a very enjoyable experience meeting Dr. Olivares.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

I would definitely recommend Dr. Olivares others.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

I thought I had a very good experience with Dr. Ruben Olivares and he said he sent the new RX order of Tamsulosin Optum RX and it arrived shortly in a few days

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dr. Olivares was very informative, answered all of our questions and came up with a plan that made sense to us. We were very pleased with his service.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Very impressed with Dr. Olivares. I drove 6 hours one way for this appointment. I felt grateful to have been given an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Excellent appt. With the doctor. Very through and detailed about the prognosis

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Rubin was very thorough and provided a level of care that I truly believe helps everything in his office excell.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Everything went well the Doctor was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me

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