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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

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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. 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

169 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr Rosenblatt is great

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Mara on Dr. Rosenblatt's staff was exceptional in that she was knowledgeable, pleasant, courteous, prompt, and extremely helpful in all regards, including moving my appointment to an earlier date when a cancellation occurred.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Very good does not adequately describe the care Dr. Rosenblatt provided, as well as the care his nurse, Mara, provided. Their care was extraordinary in every respect. In terms of a referral, just spoke this morning with a friend of over 60 years who found out yesterday he has in iguinal hernia and I referred him not more than an hour ago to Dr. Rosenblatt.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

So far Dr. Rosenblant and Dr. Rosen have done an excellent job.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I understand from Dr. Steven Rosenblatt that he specializes in helping patients who suffer from Fibromyalgia. I am interested in following up with him about this for myself.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Very good experience by the doctor

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

I have been working in the medical field as a Respiratory Therapist since 1972, and can count on one hand the number of physicians I have met with admirable & enviable bedside manner Dr Rosenblatt is one of them!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Outstanding Doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Rosenblatt went over and beyond at my appointment . He was wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr Rosenblatt is a "one of a kind physician! He is absolutely wonderful and extremely qualified physician!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Doctor extremely competent, people friendly and provided welcomed interactive discussion as to treatment.

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Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

The doctor was informative & caring.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr Rosenblatt is the best. He explained my problem in detail and looked for ways to facilitate the scheduling of my surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Had a very pleasant and informative meeting with the doctor I would recommend him and I would have no hesitation gone back to him thank you

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Very easy to listen to and very informative a pleasure seeing the doctor thank you

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

The doctor checked me out and set me up with other appointments thank you

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Rosenblatt was amazing. Explained things very patiently and clearly. Was totally attentive and addressed my concerns. I'm enormously impressed and pleased with his approach to my issues

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Lately, I've had a number of appointments with Cleveland Clinic doctors cancelled. Then I am asked to reschedule. This is becoming a problem for me. I rated the question about ease of getting an appointment as a 4 because my appointment was only cancelled once. Other wise my satisfaction with Dr Rosenblatt is very high.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

*Dr. Rosenblatt is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Rosenblatt Rocks! Exceptionally rapport builder. Super at building confidence in care that will be given. Absolutely no reservation in with him or his team!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Rosenblatt is very personable and informative. He is also an excellent surgeon. His staff members are also very helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Rosenblatt took his time with helping me cope with this upcoming procedure. Truly a kind, professional , gifted surgeon!

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Rosenblatt and Mara are excellent!

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!

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