Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Otology (external and middle ear - no inner ear)
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease
  • Tracheostomy
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
View all 27 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Allergies
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Colon Polyps
  • Congenital Head And Neck Masses
  • Deafness
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Goiter
  • Goiter and Thyroid Nodules/Tumors
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sore Throat
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Throat Problems
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Voice Disorders
View all 52 Specialties +


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About Steven Ball, MD

Steven Ball, MD, is board-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. His interests include general adult and pediatric otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid and salivary gland surgery, and surgical treatment of adult and pediatric neck masses.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of North Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA


  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, cholesteatoma, congenital and malignant head and neck disease, gland/thyroid gland tumors/chemodectomas of the head and neck, head and neck cancer, head and neck endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) surgery, head and neck paraganglioma, head and neck surgery, head and neck tumors, malignant/benign tumors of the head and neck, nasal airway surgery, nasal-sinus disease and surgery, paranasal sinus disease, pediatric and adult thyroid/parathyroid disorders, pediatric ear disease, sinonasal disease, surgical management of chronic sinus disease, thyroid and salivary gland masses and pediatric neck masses, tracheotomy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/31/2020, Dr. Ball 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

352 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr Ball was very understand and explained everything completely.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

the dr was awful and I spent all that money to not know what's wrong with my ear and sinuses. he abruptly ended the appointment and did not smile once the entire time. he was very rude

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

dr Ball is a great doctor and we appreciate his knowledge and treatment advice.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

my only problem was that I went threw all the check in process fast, they were very friendly and courteous. It was was to a half hour before the Dr. came into the exam room. I understand there are other patients. It just seemed unreasonable wait when having an appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

I had appointment for 11:00am,did not see Dr.Ball until after 12:00noon,I was there at 10:45am

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

provider did not explain in detail my diagnosis nor offered any additional information regarding diagnosis.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Ball and his staff were excellent with my daughter. I would not have had it any other way. Lauren the nurse was so amazing too.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

provider appeared to have somewhere else to be, focused on 1 symptom and not the other symptoms brought to his attention, prescribed a medicine with serious side effects without explaining the necessity. so I spent a copay and three hours off work and out of school and now have to find a pediatric ENT who will listen to the whole problem and help us.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I appreciate Dr Ball helping me by scoping my trachea when needed to see if I need surgery again. He's very nice

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Ball was very nice

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Ball was really good about telling me what to look for that would cause concern, and I really appreciated that. However, I felt that this experience wasn't exactly a glowing one. I haven't had an ENT appointment in over 20 years and I'm a self-pay patient, so I wanted to be sure I asked all of the questions I had. It was fine at first, but I kind of felt like by the end of the appointment he was brushing off my extra questions as a nuisance and not worth his time. I could have been misreading it, maybe I did something to bug him, or maybe he was just having a lousy day. Whatever the case, I just wanted to mention it because I know that in my profession I appreciate feedback to be able to do my job better, and I'm hoping this is ultimately helpful feedback for him as well. If you're reading this, Dr. Ball, I wish you all the best! :)

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Always have a good experience with Dr. Ball and never hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

*Dr. Ball was thorough & he was very kind & gentle with our 4 year old.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Ball is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr Ball is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I would recommend the clinic with exception of Dr Ball.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019


Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

overall, we love Dr. Ball and his team

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

care provider was in the room under 2 minutes and appeared to be rushing to complete appointment without much info on next steps due to end of day approaching

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

veryone I came in contact with ws very kind and friendly - I would not hesitate refering friends to Dr.Ball.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Ball was cold and actually made me uncomfortable for being in his office. Not sure why he is in the business of caring for people because he does not seem to enjoy it. He made me feel like my concern was beneath him. I love the Clinic and normally have good experiences, but I've had three bad ones and he was one of them.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Always please with Dr. Ball. He is the best

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Waited for half an hour for the doctor to come and see me

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

my second time to this doctor and he acts very bothered, has not helped me resolve my medical issue.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr Ball has always explained things to me and I appreciate him and his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

quick and efficient check in. Not long waiting time. very friendly staff. Dr Ball is very professional .

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Ball has been my ENT provider for many years. I appreciate how much he listens to my concerns. I think he has managed my chronic sinusitis very well.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Ball to my friends!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Ball was excellent, a real pro

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

*Dr. Ball was very brief but appeared to know what he was doing.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

we love both Dr. Ball and Laura the nurse

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. Balls seems efficient but I get a sense he doesn't read why we are at appointments. Every time we go to see him he acts like it's a surgery follow up. There's just some kind of disconnect I don't quite comprehend. Either that or he just doesn't read the notes as to why we are there before coming in as some sort of psychological trick to get me to repeat why we are there to see if it differs from the notes.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr Ball and his staff are very good! He's a great Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr Ball is awesome, always caring , compassionate and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

The reason for the delay was that Dr. Ball had a surgery! Thiswas the first time that I had to wait in the years that I have been seeing Dr. Ball.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr Ball explains thinks thoroughly and quickly. He's prepared for any questions and it seems like he values my time as much as I value his. He's very efficient!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I do have a follow up test scheduled, but I felt like Dr. Ball wasn't very interested and seemed to be in a hurry. He spent about 5 minutes with me.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr. Ball is one of the best ENT's I have ever had

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Waited over 45 min. for *Dr. Ball to come into office. He was very cold, rude & condescending to both me & my daughter. He needed to insert a tube into her nose & could have cared less the pain she felt when he was doing it. When it came to treatment options, he said she could use an nose ointment or have cauterized but told her it would hurt. When I asked what he would recommend, he shrugged his shoulders and said whatever you decide. Rushed us out and said "We could leave now". Clearly was bothered and did not give my daughter quality care with concern. Apparently *Dr. Ball should not be working w/patients, esp. children.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

dr. ball seemed annoyed during my visit, as if I was wasting his time. he didn't seem to take my complaint seriously

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr Ball is an excellent Doctor. I recommend him to anybody I know who needs an great ENT

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

I left with many questions unanswered, he seemed to be rushing my appt. and I felt like he didn't want me to ask questions. All symptoms lead to an ENT and he told me everything was fine and to see a different doctor. Very uncomfortable and now need to waste my time to get a second opinion.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Ball is the best. He listens to and cares about his patients.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Ball and staff are always nice and do not make you feel they are in a hurry. Dr. Ball explains everything and always answers my questions.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Been seeing Dr. Ball for years. Love him

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Ball was very pleasant and caring

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Everything is well explained. Staff is very thorough. Dr. Ball is very professional on explaining all procedures.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

I always see Dr. Ball and he is very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

dr. ball was very agitated and rude to me

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr Ball is one of the nicest and most polite doctors I see.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Ball is always caring for my issues, as I am a diabetic and his concern outstretches just my immediate situation.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

The problem for which I saw the doctor still persists. I will continue with the medication for another week before rescheduling

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Not sure this care provider understood how long I have had the problem. Suggesting continuing treatments I have been using without results. Suggesting discontinuation of coffee and alcohol for sinus draining and cough related to sinus drainage. Although I was told procedure would "feel funny or odd" the procedure was painful and I don't think the provider understood that. I think the scope hurt more than it should have and probably due to still undiagnosed sinus condition

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

I waited over an hour once I checked in. I was told later that my check in was not communicated to care provider

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

I liked this doctor he checked my issues

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

The doctor was very polite

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

The doctor dismissed my symptoms as age related. He wanted me to have another hearing test even though I had one last February and my hearing hasn't changed since then. Needless to say, I'm not having another hearing test performed, nor will I be back to see anymore ENT doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. It's been a waste of time and money.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Ball answered all our questions, him and his staff was caring, kind, and treated us super!

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