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


  • Urology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ruben Olivares, MD.

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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 9/12/2023, 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

508 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

91 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Olivares is great. Took time to describe prostrate cancer surgery findings and treatment options in detail. All of our questions were well answered and concerns taken seriously.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Someone from Dr. Oliveris office called me after reading a comment I wrote via the portal.I cannot express how grateful I am that she followed up and reached out to me by telephone. I am so appreciative of her care and concern!!

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

The staff and Dr. Olivaries were an incredible team that made me feel reassured that I was in good hands from the time I walked into the Cleveland Clinic until I left. I get outstanding patient treatment each time Dr Olivares provides me with care whether Its prior to a procedure, during a procedure or in a follow up visit.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Olivaries is absolutely the best. He is genuine and caring. Great communication. Explains things very well. Fantastic to work with.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Olivares was amazing, super great at diagrammatically illustrating my cancer, very thorough, and patient with all my questions. I'm glad that he will be performing my surgery and leading my treatment protocol!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Olivarres is a great Doctor and has great compassion for his patients

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

This Dr.is one of the best. He is excellent at what he specializes in.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Caring Dr. And staff

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Olivarres is a compassionate Professional

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Olivares is fantastic! He takes the time to explain things and gives the opportunity to ask questions. I have complete confidence in him and the care he provides.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Olivares is excellent! A true expert.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Oliveras is a great physician, exceptional person and most compassionate

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

I can't begin to describe how grateful I am for Dr. Olivares. He took the time to explain very clearly what I was dealing with and what options were available. He's extremely knowledgeable and very personable.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

I was very very happy with the speed at which they got me in to talk to Dr. Oliveres

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Olivares is an extraordinary communicator. He clearly explains matters, is caring and connects well with us.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

The entire appointment was conducted in a professional, yet empathetic manner. His staff treated us with courtesy and respect. Dr. Olivares was thorough and precise in his explanation of his diagnosis. He made sure we clearly understood the MRI scan and answered all of our questions. He promised the Radiologist's report would be completed in less than a week. We were delighted when Dr. Olivares personally called us to delivered and explain the radiologist's findings.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Olivares was excellent. We left the appointment with a clear understanding of the medical situation and a plan of action.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

dr. Alvarez was one of the best explaining &reviewing my case.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

I have already recommended him to people know

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Excellent Doctor !

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Olivares showed great concern, was very thorough In his explanation of what he needed me to do, and what to expect, l felt thoroughly comfortable with Dr. Olivares, and would definitely recommend him. This was A GREAT EXPERIENCE!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr Olivares was very detailed and clarified my concerns with excellent compassion. My medical issue may result in major life style issues and even may require stopping practice as a neurosurgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

I personally believe that Dr. Ruben Olivares should be Teaching, Instructing in areas of Hospital etiquette or bed side manner! He has a very inviting mannerism of trust and instilling confidence to allay fears, doubt and anxiety. I wish I'd had him years ago, he imparts much digestible information to the patient ( myself) so as to elevate their level of comfort before and during whatever procedure surgical or otherwise. What an honest true gem at Cleveland Clinic Hospital. If I were a producer I would make a movie about this doctor, his personality is so sincere and respectful of the dignity of his patients ( my dignity).

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

I would do my sincere best to articulate and express my heartfelt encouragement to any one in need of the medical performance and or attention that Doctor R. Olivares can give and his whole staff.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Oliveras does an excellent good of listening and explaining. I really appreciate his time and help as my urologist.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Olivares is very thorough with explaining the next steps in treatment and answers all the questions that I have for him each time I visit either virtually or in person.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Nurses were fabulous, and Dr. Olivares did nice job answering my many questions

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Olivares did a terrific job of answering my many questions - including showing me and explaining my MRI

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Olivares started with a basic explanation of anatomy (with hand drawings) and moved on to the pros and cons of various treatment options, which he was very frank and open about. The information he gave was much more complete than what I had received from my previous provider, and he was more concerned about getting as much information (through imaging) as possible.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Doctor and Nurse were excellent

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Very professional and trustworthy as a Doctor with human decency, dignity and kindness with considerable overreach of measured understanding toward his patient (s).

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Olivares was very kind, caring and thorough in his explanation of my condition. He answered all questions thoroughly in terms I could understand.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Ruben Olivares is an exceptionally talented medical provider and his ongoing concern for his patients is deeply appreciated.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Olivares was very helpful in explaining my situation.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Olivares is the finest Doctor ever! He actually suggested a treatment he believed was best for me that will hopefully save my life!! I am very grateful. The Cleveland Clinic ricks!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Always the best care and treatment. Makes me feel comfortable and confident with his knowledge and treatment. He has become my favorite Dr.Thanks

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Olivares is kind, personable, very smart, and a great communicator. Having a virtual visit was VERY effective; he explained my test results very clearly and was able to show me the area with the issue on the screen!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Olivares was thorough and answered all our questions in easily understood terms.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Olivares is a patient, caring, and very talented physician. I have complete confidence in him in caring for my condition.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Oliveres was very kind, polite and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Excellent experience with Dr. Olivares - very engaged, thoughtful, clear, compassionate

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I have confidence in this Doctor. He is very professional!!!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

This is a new medical issue so I had questions and concerns for the doctor. He was very helpful and gave me answers that set my mind at ease and gave me the basis of understanding going forward. All in all well done in a professional manner that I could understand.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

For reasons we don't understand, we can see the Dr. & he can see us on the video call but we can't hear each other. The Dr. Calls us to discuss results.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Love Dr. Olivares. He always explains everything & gives good answers to our concerns

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Olivares made this a much more pleasant experience than I had expected. Calmly, he explained everything that he was going to do. Then, at every step he told me what he was doing. I can't say enough positive about Dr. Olivares. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Oliveras is a first class man and doctor. He explained everything, answered questions, and was friendly. Very easy to talk to and is always making sure he explains items so well.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

While a full diagnosis depends on an MRI and biopsy, Dr. Olivares was refreshingly forthcoming regarding the range of possibilities and his expectation of the severity. If a difficult salvage prostatectamy is required, he said he might refer me to a colleague. At the optimistic end of the spectrum, cryotherapy might be appropriate, and he referred us to specialists at Johns Hopkins and Duke, allowing us to set up an appointment there in advance of the biopsy results. I have great confidence in Dr. Olivares.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Olivares was very good. Explained everything to us. Made sure we were well informed on what needs done

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

The procedure started extremely later than scheduled. The nurses tried contacting him multiple times and received no responses. He had no apology for tardiness. I voiced concerns about an adequate amount of anesthesia being used and the whole procedure was a very uncomfortable experience.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Olivares is a very nice man.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

My initial visit with Dr. Olivares was far beyond my expectations....he and the staff nurse were patient, empathetic, caring, and above all, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Olivares immediately put me at ease. I know my care is in the best hands. I cannot say enough about how relieved I am to be in his care.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Olivares took take to answer all my questions regarding my treatment options. He was my second my option regarding surgery versus radiation. I have one my test to review before making my decision. I highly recommend both Dr. Olivares and the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

All stag from office staff to Dr Oliveras were extremely helpful, caring and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

The doctor was somewhat formal but very clear with detailed of the requested procedure and alternatives. Very prompt.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Olivares carefully explained my condition and all options for potential treatments/surveilance. I found the Doctor to be completely professional and courteous in my visits. Since I live in Pennsylvania he suggested virtual visits would be possible and practical at this stage of my cancer. I am confident that he will monitor my condition thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Professional providers clearly provided information and answered my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

All the nurses in the intake area, procedure area were excellent. Dr. Oliveras was excellent, highly recommend him. He took his time to explain and was very calming.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Excellent doctor and would/will highly recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Oliveras was 100% professional and competent. He is an outstanding medical professional

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Wonderful experience, even though I had glitch in Zoom platform. Dr. Ruben Olivares is an excellent communicator, in addition to being a great surgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Ruben Olivares is an excellent communicator, in addition to being a great surgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Ruben Olivares is a great communicator, in addition to being a great surgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Olivares was excellent! He was thorough and extremely detailed in the information he presented. He was present, not rushed and made me feel like I was extremely important to him.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

The Best caregiver I have ever had! Very skilled. Caring staff. Always make me feel comfortable. I am soo happy that he is my Doctor.Thanks

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Olivares was very courteous, kind, and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I will most certainly recommend Dr. Olivares

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Doctor was very thorough and explained the details of my biopsy. I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I believe that doctor Olivier's has my best interest and together we will make the best decisions on what we find on my biopsy.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Olivares has a top notch team who are very responsive in coordinating appointments and answering questions.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Olivares is a wonderful kind doctor and skilled surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone in need!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

The dr was awesome at explaining things in away that I could understand

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Olivares was very caring and informative

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Olivares was very kind and thorough. He explained the issue with a diagram, answered our questions, and checked back with us after catheter removal. I was very pleased and am glad to be under his care. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Olivares provided me with more information than any of the other medical professionals involved in my situation. It was refreshing to have some it's je the time to discuss my circumstances and options.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Olivares was exremeny thorough, patient, professoinal, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Olivares is fantastic and did a great job with my surgery. Very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Really appreciate that Cleveland Clinic took care of me quickly and professionally. I was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago and my local doctors couldn't even do an initial consult for weeks. Dr. Olivares saw me within a few days and scheduled needed surgery quickly.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

My experience with Dr. Olivares was exceptional. I was well pleased with him explaining to me the risk of the different procedures I was well pleased with my visit to the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

He appears to be a scientist as well as a physician!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

The doctor was very good at explaining everything about my conditionk

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Feel very confident with Dr. Olivares. He's very caring, informative and very well mannered.

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.

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