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

Hillcrest Hospital

Appointment:
216.444.5600
Desk:
440.461.6430
Fax:
440.460.2819

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Benign Prostate Surgery
  • Bladder Stone Removal
  • Bladder Tumor Biopsy
  • Bladder Tumor Resection
  • Circumcision
  • Cystoscopy
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Gold Fiducials
  • GreenLight XPS® Laser Therapy
  • Imaging-Guided Biopsies
  • Intramuscular Injections of Botox in the Bladder
  • Kidney Stone Prevention and Metabolic Counseling
  • Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate SpaceOAR
  • Telemedicine
  • Testosterone Pellet Implantation
  • Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
  • Ureteral Stents
  • Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • UroLift for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Urology
  • Vasectomy
  • Xiaflex Injections
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Elevated PSA
  • Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genital Warts
  • Hematuria
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Kidney Stones
  • Penile Fracture
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Spermatocele
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 16 Specialties +
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Biography

About Andrew Altman, MD

Dr. Andrew Altman is a dedicated urologist with a primary focus on the management of prostate diseases, particularly benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and the minimally invasive interventions that treat it - such as Urolift and Greenlight laser therapy. Additionally, he plays an active role in our prostate brachytherapy program, which aims to effectively manage prostate cancer. Dr. Altman provides valuable support to radiation oncologists by performing transperineal SpaceOAR and gold fiducial placements for accurate treatment planning.

In addition to his expertise in BPH and prostate cancer, Dr. Altman exhibits a keen interest in the management of urinary stone disease. Furthermore, Dr. Altman has developed a high volume vasectomy practice and has performed thousands of these over the course of his career.

Dr. Altman is actively engaged in resident education, participating in surgical simulation instruction, ensuring that residents receive comprehensive training in the field.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Dr. Altman enjoys weight training and swinging kettlebells to maintain his physical fitness. He finds relaxation and enjoyment in attending live music shows, rooting on his Buffalo Bills, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Altman's expertise in managing prostate diseases, commitment to resident education, and diverse clinical interests make him a respected and valuable member of the urology community.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Urology
Cleveland, OH
2001

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Surgery
Cleveland, OH
1997

Medical Education - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Buffalo, NY
1995

Undergraduate - State University of New York College at Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
1991

Certifications

  • Urology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Andrew Altman, 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 3/22/2024, Dr. Altman 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.

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

404 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr Altman did a thorough job explaining everything to expect for my procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Everything was good. The doctor was busy has a full card. I just wasn't happy. I had to wait so long to get into see him.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

I am very satisfied with Dr. Altman

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Altman was outstanding during my assessment and follow up.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Altman is an outstanding Physician. He is very thorough and quickly responded with the results of my blood test results and plan of action.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

First meeting with Dr. Altman. I was comfortable and impressed with his concern for my privacy and his direct and helpful answers to my questions. I'm happy I saw him and have no hesitation about contacting him in the future.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr. Altman did well. He also explained the procedure and the process and what to expect post procedure. He was open to questions and optimistic yet realistic.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr Altman is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr Altman was great!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Gwen was very accommodating in assisting me to get an appointment to coincide with an appointment with a different provider. Her scheduling saved my wife and I the expense/time ofanother night in a hotel.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Altman is a consummate professional. He took great pains to explain everything concerning my situation and made me feel extremely confident that I had the right doctor to help me.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

I am very impressed with Dr Altman and look forward to being his patient.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Would highly recommend Dr. Altman and his team for others interested in a similar procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Altman and his team are always professional, courteous, and able to assist me with clear and concise information.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. Altman was terrific! He is extremely knowledgeable, kind and helpful during the procedure. I trust Dr. Altman completely.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Altman is a very caring person. I am in a wheelchair was very helpful in testing and talked to my wife who really takes care of me

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

We drive 1.5 hrs to see the doctors. Almost all of my doctors are at Hillcrest and they do a great job of working together

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Altman as usual was well prepared and provided me an opportunity to ask questions. I feel like I am in the best of hands with Dr. Altman and his team

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Altman is wonderful! He listens, discusses, evaluates and offers a course of action that addressed my needs. Always open to my input and suggestions.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Unusually responsive doc and team

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Altman is mindful and totally present as well as being clinically excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I was extremely impressed with Dr AltmanMy experience was outstanding!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr aultman was the best listener we have had and included us in decisions and concerns

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Altman has been great throughout the whole process.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Altman was excellent. He listens well, explains clearly, and offers options for treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

The doctor was very caring and knowledgeable about a large kidney stone and made me feel at ease telling me it was not an emergency to have the stone removed.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Aultman has one of the best run office teams I've ever seen. Friendly, happy, and very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Aultman did a great job helping me understand what might be affecting my health and what the treatment options were any certainly put me at ease

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

The doctor was excellent in every aspect of my appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Altman has always been the caring professional that I have total confidence in. My opinion, along with my wife, feel he is the best hands down.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Always excellent service from Dr. Altman and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

All went well never any problems doctor was kind explained everything highly recommend him

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Altman "double booked" me to get an appt. for a procedure the same day as a CAT scan that was required. I appreciate his acceptance of the scheduling in a professional manner.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Great doctor rapport

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Altman is a very concerned doctor

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Walked in at appointment time and saw the doctor within two minutes. GREAT! Very good experience and was on my way home in record time. This doctor is a keeper!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Altman was great and really made an uncomfortable situation much easier. Great doctor, I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Excellent doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

My provider has all ways given me the best care and support going forward

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I've already talk to several friends and associates about my excellent experience. I will definitely recommend Dr. Altman.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr Altman and staff were responsive, pleasant, kind, and thorough

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr Altman was terrific at explaining and listening

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Altman is an outstanding physician!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Very thorough, discussed further tests. A great asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

We regularly refer people to Dr. Altman, and in general, to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr Altman was at all times caring, informative, and professional. He guided me prior to the biopsy its purpose and possible outcomes. He eased my concerns. During the biopsy he advised me at each step what was happening and was proficient. My recovery was less uncomfortable than I thought. By the next day I had little bleeding and almost no pain. By the day after I was fine. Dr. Altman and nurse Sarah make a great team.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

See prior comments. Dr. Altman, nurse Sarah, and staff all were great. My experience was all positive.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Altman is very courteous, knowledgeable, and hands-on with my care, and willingness to discuss treatment options regarding my medical care.I really appreciate him for always taking time to respond to my questions and being very clear with his direction regarding my appointments, patient-education, as well as other concerms that I've inquired about during my treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Good discussion with Dr. Altman on my situation.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Never had any problems with Dr. Altman or any of his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Excellent Doctor, very informed

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

The Doctor is the best and so is his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Reception, intake, nurse, and MD all top notch, five star!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr Altman. He was very personable, easy to talk to and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Excellent doctor! Strongly recommend!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Altman was very informative and respectful

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