Department Urology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Benign Prostate Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bladder Tumor Biopsy And Resection
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (ehl) Of Bile Duct Stones
  • Imaging-guided Biopsies
  • Nerve-sparing Prostatectomy
  • Office Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Post Vasectomy Screen
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Semen Analysis
  • Stents
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urology
  • Vasectomy
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Elevated PSA
  • Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Genital Warts
  • Hematuria
  • Hydrocele | Spermatocele
  • Hydrocele Hernia
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Kidney Infections
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility Testing
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Penile Disorders
  • Penile, Urethral, Testes, and Scrotum Infections
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Disease
  • Prostatitis
  • Testicular Torsion
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Strictures
  • Urethral Strictures & Urinary Fistulas
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 27 Specialties +


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About Sanford Luria, MD

Sanford Luria, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Regional Urology. He is board-certified in urology. His clinical interests include male infertility, urologic tumors, stone disease and general urology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, PA USA

Additional Training

  • ESWL stone training
  • laser training for stones, prostate , and tumors
  • infertility


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Kidney stones, bladder cancer, elevated PSA, prostatitis, hematuria, urinary incontinence, urethral stricture, hydronephrosis, hydrocele, priapism, general urology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/3/2018, Dr. Luria 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.

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* 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

346 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Doctor Luria is fantastic.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

everyone in the office was accommodating. Dr. Luria's advice was clear and understandable. Visit was non stressful and enjoyable

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr Luria called me back in a timely manner regarding my Lab result!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

I submitted a question to Dr. Luria following obtaining the initial test results. He may not have seen the question, so when I submitted the question again via My Chart, Dr. Luria personally called me to explain, and I was most grateful!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

my experiences with doctor luria have always been done in good manner

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

One could not ask for a better doctor than Dr. Luria.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr Luria and His staff always made me feel comfortable even with the discomfort of the treatment I was having

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Doctors and all office staff are consistently professional and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Doctor should include details of visit on Visit Summary and MyCharts Notes

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Luria is on the top of my list as a representative of my idea of a great physician. He was personable, professional, approachable, sincere, and surrounds himself with staff who mirror his characteristics. Kuddos to Dr. Luria for holding on to his "old school" ways of caring for his patients.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

constant communications with me as well as the nurse and doctor communicating with each other

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

I typically don't give recommendations re care providers. I've been with Dr. Luria for about 20 years.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Luria excellent diagnosis of my problem and his surgical magic to solve it were great. This was a follow-up visit to confirm that he had given me a much improved life. His concern for me and my problem was clear in the contacts I had with him throughout the entire process.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I was told to arrive at 1:45 for a 2:00 appointment. It was after 3:00 before seeing the doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

I love Dr. Luria's concern he has for me as a person. He genuinely cares about his patients. Yet, he doesn't explain things thoroughly for me, and I feel after a question or two he does answer, he rushes me into the prostate exam and then he's basically running out of the door. My PCP explained my neurogenic bladder and night time incontinence to me (forgot science term) at my last physical when this should have been done by Dr. Luria. He has said that he likes to explain as little as possible to his patients so they don't worry. I get that, yet I want to know. I didn't know I officially had these conditions until I found out via mychart. I'd much rather prefer a slowed down experience from him.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr Luria always projects a feeling of a personal interest in you as a patient and how you are doing

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Luria runs a tight ship. Very efficient.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Luria's extensive experience is priceless.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

Dr. Luria did a great job of understanding the whole picture. Many doctors just treat the condition, he took the time to understand the intricacies of my chronic medical condition.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

Dr. Luria was so helpful, kind, and compassionate with my son. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Dr Luria was not helpful in addressing my concerns and was very rushed. did not ask follow up questions to determine what that cause of my concerns were and said everything was normal when I would not be there if they were. for an uncomfortable thing to talk about he made it very uncomfortable and I left feeling as if it were a waster of time. felt he had no concern for the reason I was there.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

A lot of patients in the waiting room and my wait time was 35 minutes before seeing the provider in the exam room. This was very very unusual.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

overall good experience, Dr. Luria seems to know what he's doing.yet, he didn't answer all of my questions and was rushing out the door before I could finish. kind of frustrating, but I get it, it's just a follow up. he did put my mind at ease by saying keep doing what you're doing and I'll see you in 4 months. I get it he likes to keep things simple, however, I want a thorough explanation of what's going on. what to expect - good, bad, ugly, etc. I hope there's a solution in 4 months beyond keep taking these pills.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Excellent support from Dr. Luria and his staff, as usual. I have been seeing this physician for over 20 years.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Never been kept waiting. Good experience every time I visited this physician and facility.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

I have nothing negative to say about Dr. Luria. He is always very polite, very helpful, extremely professional and personable, he explains everything in great detail. I like him very much. I would highly recommend him as a physician to anyone needing a urologist. I see him for routine yearly exams. The ease of access in appointments and speaking with him is terrific. His telephone followups are terrific. He called me back in less than one hour after leaving him a message regarding my test results. The gals in his office are all very polite and helpful. I have no issue with the practice or the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Luria is pretty punctual. I cannot recall a time I have ever waited very long for an appointment or to be seen in his office. He is typically ON TIME! I cannot say that about all doctors.

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