Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Lower Extremities
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Upper Extremity
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of PAD
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Subclavian Artery
  • Aorta Center
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortofemoral Bypass Grafting
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherectomy for Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid-Subclavian Bypass
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovascular Repair - Vascular Disease
  • Endovascular Repair Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Endovascular Repair of Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • IVC Filter Placement
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Sports Cardiology Center
  • Surgery for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery Department
  • Vein Ablation
  • Venous Angioplasty/Stenting
  • Venous Thrombolysis
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Adventitial Cystic Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Endofibrosis
  • May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS)
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Sean Lyden, MD

Sean Lyden, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute.   He serves as chief medical officer of Excelerate Strategic Health Sourcing, a venture between Cleveland Clinic and Vizient to save health care organizations money with a provider-led, physician-engaged sourcing.

Specialty Interests: Failed endovascular aneurysm repair, drug coated balloon use in arterial disease, popliteal artery entrapment syndrome Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Lyden performs more than 200 procedures each year.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic’s Vascular Surgeons are national and international leaders in treating patients with even the most complicated cases, using the most advanced techniques. Much of our experience is in re-operative surgery for patients whose original operations were performed elsewhere, and the department serves as a major referral center for these and other difficult cases throughout Ohio and the surrounding states. We have one of the largest post-graduate training programs in vascular surgery in the United States, and our academic work has been published in scientific journals throughout the world. Success rates for specific procedures are available at

Education and Training: A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Lyden earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine following an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He served a residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  His training included a year doing trauma research.   He subsequently served a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Dr. Lyden was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2001. He is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Publications and Research: He currently is involved in clinical trials studying various topics including thoracic and abdominal stent grafting; lower extremity interventional therapies with drug coated balloons, drug-eluting stents and percutaneous femoral popliteal bypass; carotid stenting; and deep venous thrombosis treatments.  Dr. Lyden has given more than 250 presentations of clinical findings at national and international medical symposia and conferences.

He serves on the editorial boards of Endovascular Today and Annals of Vascular Surgery and serves as reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He has authored and co-authored more than 85 articles in leading publications, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation. He also has also authored chapters in several vascular textbooks.

About Dr. Lyden: “I enjoy my specialty because I end up taking care of a patient for the rest of their lives and I establish close relationships with them and consider them lifetime friends.”

Leisure time activities: Dr. Lyden enjoys spending time with family, golfing and attending University of Notre Dame football games.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital
Vascular Surgery
Rochester, NY USA

Residency - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
General Surgery
Memphis, TN USA

Internship - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN USA

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

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA


  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery

Specialty Interests

Failed endovascular aneurysm repair, drug coated balloon use in arterial disease, popliteal artery entrapment syndrome

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2014
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Sean Lyden, 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 4/13/2020, Dr. Lyden 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Lyden receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Endologix
  • Medtronic plc
  • VIVA Physicians
  • PQ Bypass, inc.
  • Shockwave Medical, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation

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

224 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I love Cleveland Clinic staff , always make sure I am comfortable and have what I need. Dr Lyden is amazing man and doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Lyden has been my vascular Surgeon for about 9 1/2 years now. He has never treated me like a number. He has always treated me with respect and like a friend, not just a patient.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

original appt cancelled by physician

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Doctor spent considerable time talking with me and answering my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Great experience with the doctor. Took the time to review my history.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Sean Lyden has a awesome personality, very friendly and not in a rush.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I think Dr. Lyden is a fabulous doctor and I feel very fortunate to have him for my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019


Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Lyden was very personable and put me at ease. He was easy to talk to and made sure my questions were answered. Much appreciated!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Absolute professional, wonderful doctor,

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

It is very early in my experience but all of the apprehension from thy scheduling experiences was gone after meeting the staff and Dr Lyden they are wonderful and an amazing team. I probably could use a layman interpreter because this group is so smart it is taking me a bit to process all that they said.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I have high confidence in Dr. Layton and his opinions

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Super Dr. he's a straight shooter which I appreciate and exhibits a true concern for my physical and psychological needs. Great sense of humor.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr Lyden is very caring we would recommend him always

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I was very pleased to obtain a quick appointment with my requested physician.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I was pleased with the interaction with the doctor with my and my wife. All of my questions and concerns were answered to our satisfaction.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr Layden was very thorough and understanding

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Lyden was excellent, very nice and clear on explaining things!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

We cannot truly express how impressed we are with the Clinic, Dr. Lyden, his staff, and the care we receive there.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr. Lyden is tremendous.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr. Lyden has an exceptional combination of professional competency and the ability to relate on a personal level.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

*Dr. Sean Lyden is an excellent, skilled surgeon. I am very fortunate to have him as my dr.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

very good great doctor the best

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

we feel we could not be in better hands! we will recommend Dr Lyden to everyone!!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

it was so easy checking in and the procedure was very thorough and friendly. no long wait for the dr and all went well.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

I would highly recommend *Dr. Lyden and his staff - very professional, very caring.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Lyden, his doctors and staff were absolutely fabulous the day of our visit

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Lyden is the best Care Provider. I tell all my Family and friends about him.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Would not recommend. Our daughter's symptoms and arteries worsened under Dr Lyden's care and he would not respond to our email / phone calls to answer questions regarding the CTA radiology report that he prescribed.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. Lyden was wonderful. He explained everything to us and answered all of our questions.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Lyden does a very complete and thorough assistance to medical needs

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

would highly recommend this physician and the clinic

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Lyden was very informative, caring and patient with my diagnosis as well as the scheduling of my upcoming surgery. Very confident in having him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

dr.lyden is warm and compassionate as well as upbeat and humorous , which makes the visit a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

*Dr. Lyden very kind, considerate of my needs.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

excellent experience. I changed my times to coincide with my brother who Dr. Lyden was seeing the same day. Very accommodating.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Lyden and his team have always put the patient first. Don't let this Doctor go to another provider. That would be a big loss to the Clinic in my opinion as a patient.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2019

*Dr. Lyden is a great physician wonderful personality, and VERY, very, professional.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

the doctor was very informative of my problem and reaching a plan.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Lydon is an excellent physician and his interpersonal skills are top rank.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

We were an hour or longer early for the Dr. appt due to testing getting done early and Dr.Lyden took us right away without having to wait.That allowed us not to get in traffic on way home- 2hrs. away. Dr. Lyden is the best- we are so grateful for what he's done for me. Can't thank him enough.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019

*Dr. Lyden & his staff were nothing but top notch in everything they did.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

dr. lyden always treats me with great compassion and care

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