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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Biography

About Sean Lyden, MD

Sean Lyden, MD, is the Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular 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 http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

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

Appointed
2001

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital
Vascular Surgery
Rochester, NY USA
2001

Residency - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
General Surgery
Memphis, TN USA
1999

Internship - University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, TN USA
1994

Medical School - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
MD
Cincinnati, OH USA
1993

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA
1989

Certifications

  • 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 11/26/2018, 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
  • VIVA Physicians
  • Spectranetics Corp
  • PQ Bypass, inc.

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

174 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Dr. Lyden, his staff and support personnel bring a tangible benefit to the intangible "World Class Health Care"! If there is any better then they must be perfect! Dr. Lyden as a physician and a person is at the pinnacle of the profession!!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr Lyden and staff are always excellent to work with.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr Lyden is very punctual and efficient. Always a pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Lyden's staff is great to work with.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Lyden was running a little late and immediately apologized for the short delay.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. Sean Lyden is awesome. he's a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

the visit was incomplete and doctor was in a hurry to wrap it up.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Excellent experience. Dr. Lyden is an excellent surgeon and follows up with x-rays and consultation each year.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

The way my wife & I see it, I had the best physician in the best facility.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Best hospital in the world- mostly because of Dr Lyden and Donna !!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

I called the Cleveland Clinic and talked to a nurse in Dr. Lyden's office Very helpful

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2018

Best doctor (*Lyden) I ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

It's hard to say- Dr. Lyden seems arrogant, rushes through appointments, didn't ask us if we had any questions, didn't go over test results with us, yet saved my leg. so while I appreciate that immensely, it has made it hard for us to recommend Cleveland Clinic. we heard about the world renowned care people have received but our experience wasn't that at all.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

Dr. Lyden is exceptionally thorough and knowledgable. He tried hard to make things easy to understand, but he talks a little fast and I think he would be dumbfounded by how little I know about human anatomy. He was wonderful about asking if I had questions, but I only gave him a "4" because I needed a little more processing time between questions.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

I continue t be amazed at how easily I can get thro this massive system so easily and speedy! I feel so very blessed to be in the hands of such a talented Dr. and such an excellent institution as The Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Dr. Lyden runs a great ship. That entire area runs like a clock. Problem I described is the J 1-4 area.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

This doctor is excellent in his manner, his professionalism, and the confidence he inspires in me. He seems very well informed about my health situations and answers questions directly. I would send my family, if they suffered from similar problems to him. I think that it the highest praise that I can give a provider.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018

He was very knowledgeable about my rare case. He made me feel a lot less stressed about my next steps and what I could do to get better

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

Dr. Lyden and his staff have always been upfront and honest with me. he treats me like a friend and NOT just a patient or a number. I have a lot of Respect for him and the staff that works with him.

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