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

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 1/12/2020, 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

202 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

dr. Rosemblatt was amazing.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

again I could not say enough about Dr. Rosenblatt. he was awesome.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Fact that Dr Rosenblatt personally worked with me to schedule was impressive and more efficient.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

*Dr. Rosenblatt is a pro in his field. He is very knowledgeable and explains clearly his expertise. I was very fortunate to be referred to him.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

great experience with all aspects of the visit. I would highly recommend Dr Rosenblat.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Rosenblat was especially patient, kind and knowledgeable of our situation.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I always recommend Dr Rosenblatt and his staff

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

the staff at Dr Rosenblatt's office is always nice and helpful. I cannot emphasize enough the humbleness of Dr Rosenblatt himself. He is always available for a question or problem and he always allows us to fully explain the issue while he is totally attentive. Truthfully, it's amazing to find a medical provider anywhere who takes the time, but he cares for us to the nth degree. we've experienced some issues relating to treatment/ surgery at Cleveland but occurring at other hospitals and he has made contact with (specifically) my husband. and then with the physician at that facility to make sure the care given was appropriate. Amazing, wonderful guy- we are so lucky to have him as our doctor

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

awesome doctor

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

I have only experienced one other doctor who has taken the amount of time with me that Dr Rosenblatt and his resident did. I am so grateful to them for their time!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Rosenblatt was superb, simply put. As I also was under observation for cardiac issues, he explained procedures, delays and results. His surgical team was attentive and caring. I will recommend Dr. Rosenblatt to my friends worldwide should they need surgery. Followup has been on the same level with fears of pain and bruising explained and addressed. No pain, heavy bruising which I thankfully had been advised would happen.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Rosenblatt's team was excellent and will be highly recommended. A good team is a reflection of their leader. In my case Dr Rosenblatt has done a very good job.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr Rosenblatt and Staff are exceptional professionals and caring people A-pleasure to be their patient

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Doctors Rosenblatt and Lichtin are outstanding profession Doctors snd friendsoutstanding service

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Rosenblatt often. He is an outstanding professional.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

My condition had sent me to the ER previously, so Dr. Rosenblatt made sure I had the soonest appt. He gave me his email and keeps in touch with me while I am healing. I would definitely recommend him!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

We left Dr. Rosenblatt feeling hopeful and relieved for the first time. I actually understand what the imaging of my abdomen shows for the first time. He was very focused on what would be best for me. I am complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

dr. was very knowledgeable of my past medical history. I was extremely impressed with my experience at the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt welcomes direct contact with him via email for scheduling and all questions and concerns. This makes the entire process very easy and comforting.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt is by far the best doctor I have ever visited.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

The team of physicians that visited me each day were very respectful & my surgeon, *Dr. Steven Rosenblatt is 2nd to none!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

I cannot speak more highly about my experience with Dr. Rosenblatt. If you had a column titled, "Above and Beyond", I would have responded in kind. When discussing possible hernia surgery, he explained it in layman terms. We had a human conversation, and I never felt as though he was speaking down to me. I have not had the surgery yet, but now after this introductory visit, I am feeling very comfortable about the entire process. One standout item I really liked, was that when he provided me with his business card, he highlighted the fact that his e-mail address was on the card. He said to please e-mail him if I had any questions or concerns. As it happened, there was something that came up, and I did e-mail him, and he responded promptly, helpful, with politeness. I also live in South Carolina, and there is a saying, "There are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet." Dr. Rosenblatt made me feel like a friend.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt very personable, friendly and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr Rosenblatt was compassionate & caring for my particular problems.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt was very kind and considerate. He explained everything very thouroughly. He was very inerested in how I felt about going forward with surgery.I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a truly caring and very good natured surgeon!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt and the resident were thorough, professional, and pleasant. I felt comfortable discussing my medical issues with them and felt that I was given excellent explanations and advice.

Reviewed on May 28, 2019

*Dr. Rosenblatt and staff were amazing.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

This was a follow up visit to a successful cholecystectomy. It was nice to see the doctor again.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

so nice to have a doctor that goes above and beyond and doesn't treat you as if he's better than you. fantastic experience

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

*Dr. Rosenblatt is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Overall I had a good experience. The Doctor was very knowledgeable and helpful and the staff was very friendly.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

dr. rosenblatt is excellent

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt is a wonderful care provider. He is very accessible and makes himself available via email at all times. I will definitely recommend him to others requiring general surgery.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

My doctor explained everything very Thorough and even drew me a diagram

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt is a FABULOUS, caring, knowledgeable physician who truly cares for his patients!!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Rosenblaat was a very refreshing and personable surgeon. I went into surgery with every confidence that I was in the best of hands.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Very caring Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I feel fortunate to have him as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

omg I love Dr.Rosenblatt! he's made me feel that he cares enough to want help me in my time of need. what a wonderful man. I couldn't be happier. He was straight forward w/ me. He answered all my questions and more. I feel that I am in the best hands possible since I found him. thanks for everyone and everything!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr Rosenblatt is an excellent surgeon, and a phenomenal care- giver. I would recommend him to anyone requiring surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Have great respect for Dr Rosenblatt.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I loved Dr. Richard Rosenblatt! And, I saw his resident too, Dr. M Mubashir. Both were very informative and caring. Dr. Rosenblatt even gave me his email in case I had additional questions and he phoned me with test results during my 5 hour drive back home. I love the Cleveland clinic and every doctor I have seen there. Fortunately I didn't have to have surgery but if I ever do, Dr. Rosenblatt and the Cleveland Clinic will be the first place I'd choose. Thanks CC!!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I was very well taken care of. my visit with Doctor Rosenblatt was respectful, carding , very informative and professional .

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

*Dr. Rosenblatt is a very caring & compassionate, also makes you feel at ease and comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr R had pleasant demeanor although rushed. he sounded knowledgable and experienced and would recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt is a very friendly and knowledgeable doctor. also very confident he put my mind at ease about my upcoming surgery with him.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Steve is one of the best persons I have ever met, let along a great doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr Rosenblatt took the time to review pertinent test results and listen to my description of my condition and the impact on me. He explained the surgical options and timing options. he went out of his way to accommodate my schedule and travel plans.He made me feel like a very special patient. I am very confident that I am in the best hands possible.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr Rosenblatt made me feel so comfortable. I felt like I could sit down and have coffee with him. I was almost sorry I don't need surgery! Dr Rosenblatt is an excellent communicator also!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr explained in derail and my options for treatment. He also showed me my films and showed the extent of my problems in detail

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Very good experience. Dr. Rosenblatt is a wonderful man and an even better md

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Rosenblatt is a valuable asset. I can't adequately express. how much confidence I have in his judgment, and how much confidence I have in his humanity.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr Rosenblatt is a wonderful doctor. He is very competent, caring and accessible.I feel very blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

dr. rosenblatt is a great guy. he has the type of personality that inspires confidence. rather important given that i'll be seeing him for surgery in a few days.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

as i indicated, dr. rosenblatt has a terrific "bedside manner." i would certainly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

was new to this doctor. I found him very informative and concerned.

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