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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

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Sebaceous Cysts
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Steven Rosenblatt, MD

Steven M. Rosenblatt, MD, is a Staff Surgeon in the Department of General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He joined Cleveland Clinic as a Clinical Associate in 2000 after completing a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy in the Department of General Surgery. Dr. Rosenblatt also holds staff positions with the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and the Aging Brain Center, located at the Cleveland Clinic main campus. He is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. His specialty interests include gastrointestinal and laparoscopic hernia surgery.

After earning a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Dartmouth College, Dr. Rosenblatt received his medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and was named winner of the Hewlett Packard Co. Top Medical Graduate Award.

Dr. Rosenblatt has lectured widely on laparoscopic surgery and related topics at medical conferences across the country and has co-authored many articles that have appeared in leading medical journals, such as Surgical Endoscopy, Neurosurgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He has been involved in numerous research projects in his field, including assessment of pre- and postoperative symptoms of biliary colic, operative management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, laparoscopic splenectomy in the morbidly obese and many more.

His professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Hernia Society, the Central Surgical Association and the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Laparoscopic Digestive Fellows
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

biliary system and splenectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic placement of CAPD catheters, laparoscopic surgery of hernias, major abdominal wall reconstruction

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Steven Rosenblatt, MD.

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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 12/31/2020, Dr. Rosenblatt 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

201 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. rosenblatt is very responsive

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. is amazing!

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Doctor Rosenblatt was very professional and explained the up coming surgery in detail. I feel very confident in a successful surgery while in his care. I was not impressed with the anesthesiologist intern that saw me, he kept leaving the room to consult with the doctor of anesthesia and then he ordered a lot of extra tests and visits that I did not need! That young man needs more training.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Rosenblatt was very kind....appreciated his advice.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

I have been under the care of Dr. Rosenblatt for over 20 years. I would never go to anyone else. He's absolutely the best. very informative, listens to my concerns and helps in my decision making when it comes to my health. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Rosenblatt makes himself available to his patients for concerns or questions ABOVE AND BEYOND the general population of your doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Rosenblatt surprisingly not dogmatic about his chosen method of surgery (mesh repair) vs. the method I had done (Shouldice method) and knew doctors who worked with hernia pain I was experiencing. He gave me hope for pain solutions!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Rosenblat is awesome

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Rosenblatt was a blessing and completely resolved my health need

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

I'm absolutely amazed and still numb from this visit! Dr. Rosenblatt has so much empathy, energy and enthusiasm! I've been battling my current medical problem for almost two years and my bottle of hope was nearly dry. I was at the point that I started having thoughts of taking my lifeDr. Rosenblatt gave me so much hope that my bottle is overflowing! He is an amazing person and I feel truly blessed. He is an angel in disguise

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

one of the best Doctors I have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

*Dr. Steven Rosenblatt is an exceptional surgeon and a compassionate individual. One of the few people I trust completely.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

I cannot say enough about Dr. Rosenblatt & the surgical staff They all go above & beyond to accommodate your every need to make sure you are comfortable

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

great doctor nothing but the best

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Rosenblatt is one of the best physicians I've ever worked with.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Doctor and his assistant were great.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr rosenblatt is a very nice person and very approachable I was very comfortable with him as a doctor seeing him for the first time

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

very personal and excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

The Dr. was good about explaining what was the good and not so good about doing a procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Rosenblatt and his nurse are wonderful, caring people who listened and answered all of my questions and explained everything to me in great detail.... and his caring personality is rare and I loved that!!!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Physician was exceptional; personable, professional and knowledgeable in his field. Could not have been more impressed by his complete care for my health issue. He listened and offered choices with his recommendation without being pushy. Extremely satisfied with Dr. Rosenblatt's expertise!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Rosenblatt was excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

all of the above rates a 10. Dr Rosenblatt is informative and clear about the process

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

*Dr. Rosenblatt is outstanding.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

everyone especially the doctor was very respectful and kind. I appreciate them very much and would recommend people to trust their lives to them

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Rosenblatt is a fine physician. Well worth the trip to be cared for by him and his team.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

*Dr. Steven Rosenblatt is just an outstanding doctor; very positive experience.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

The doctor was wonderful. He did not seem like the typical Cleveland Clinic doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

We would recommend Dr Rosenblatt but not the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr Rosenblatt is a top flight surgeon and a good guy. Absolutely no complaints.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Rosenblatt was very informative and made me feel very comfortable about my concerns. I went from the potential fear of having surgery to being told it wasn't necessary. A big weight lifted off my shoulders.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr Rosenblatt explain everything. very caring Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

I LOVE this Dr, however it seemed he was in a rush that day & I left feeling my concerns were not addressed. That is not typical if Dr Rosenblatt, I left with the same concerns I came with. He said I could email him anytime with my concerns, unfortunately my concern requires a physically exam, an email would not be effective in this case.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Very good doctor and staff.t t Appointment was timely. The doctor explained the options thoroughly. courteous and respectful.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr Rosenblatt is exceptional ...explains everything and treats you as though you are his only patient.One of the best doctors I have seen.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

There was a bit of miscommunication between my doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Rosenblatt could not have been more caring and thorough during the appointment. My wife were so pleased and impressed.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Rosenblatt answered all of my questions and took his time making sure I understood his answers. After he left the exam room I thought of a couple more questions that I had and the nurse went and got him and he came back to the exam room very quickly and answered those questions, too.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr Rosenblatt has performed several hernia repair surgeries on me. I have complete faith in Dr Rosenblatt.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

all of the above 5's are because of Dr Rosenblatt. what an amazing physician.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

dr Rosenblat is the finest dr I knows

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Steven Rosenblatt is the best! He is a gem for the Cleveland Clinic. Very personable and professional at the same time.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

excellent Doctor a

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

excellent physician, very personable and caring

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Rosenblatt is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr Rosenblatt was extremely nice and explained to me in detail the procedure he will be performing

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

dr Rosenblatt is an excellent surgeon w outstanding bedside manner

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr Rosenblatt is the absolute best.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

After surgery, not just a pd tube replaced but also cutting and scraping lots of scar tissue especially in the pelvic area. Not once was my pain controlled in or out of the hospital. I was at home screaming and crying before I finally had to go to my hospital ER. after surgery the whole experience was awful. I understand there are addicts, but I've been with the same Dr. Same hospital for 35 yrs. Anyone could have checked my entire chart to see I've had no addictions. When I ask for pain control, it means being me down from a 10 to a 6. 6 I can handle. I've been through enough very serious surgeries to know pain will never be all gone, you just get it to where it's bearable. I could not imagine going through another surgery there and the pain treatment afterwards. And I will still need a kidney transplant! Shame on you for not looking to see who's addicts and who is not. There are ways of finding out! stop hurting people!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Steve Rosenblatt went above and beyond the all of duty. He was amazing. Would highly recommend him. Could not have been happier.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Rosenblatt was outstanding

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

The doctors at Cleveland Clinic saved my life back in March of this year. I can't even thank them enough! Cleveland Clinic is great!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Rosenblatt has THE best bedside manner! He's always available to answer questions and cares a great deal about his patients.

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