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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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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 3/29/2021, 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.

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

397 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 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

love dr. ball! wouldn't see anyone else

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

I recommend my physician when asked

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

I've had chronic illness that severely impacts my quality of life. I have not had any diagnosis that has helped. This doctor seemed to quickly dismiss me as he saw from my records that I've been to quite a few doctors and no one has helped me. He did the same. I had hoped that he would have tried a little harder to direct me somewhere that I might possible receive some help.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

So Dr. Ball on April 5. He hast to clean out my ears due To an over abundance amount of wax build up. I was in with maybe 15 minutes total As he cleaned out my ears. Did not talk very much and I don't feel he has a very good bedside manner. Actually very awkward to be in the room with him. I didn't think of it at the time or I would've asked him if there was a prescription of some kind or anything over the counter that I could use to treat this over abundance wax buildup in my ears. He never mentioned it either. I would probably look for another ENT.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Ball is outstanding. I am grateful for his top notch care.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Ball very kind

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Ball was very thorough and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Awesome experience as Always! Dr.Ball is a Great ENT!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Everyone was caring and helpful from customer service to the receptionist, nurse and doctor. Thank you Cleveland Clinic for all your support and care.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

ENT specialist listened to my concern and gave me a thorough examination before referring me to a more qualified physician specific to my need.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

This appointment could not have gone better. Could not have been with a better doctor either.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Ball was very nice and explained every thing to me.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. ball is very knowledgeable, kind, efficient, and very good at what he does

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

This was by far the worst doctor I have had at the clinic. I tried to explain my concerns, but he brushed them off like I was making things up. he never addressed my concerns and rushed through the appointment like he had somewhere to be. I just did not have a good experience with this doctor and I don't feel like my issues were dealt with.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

i have asked Dr. Ball to suction out fluid or ear wax, as that is less painful. He seems to prefer manuel removal and this can be quite painful. This may be quicker, which serves his schedule perhaps, but it doesn't serve me as well.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Ball has treated me for several years. Avon facility far closer but I go to Strongsville because of the care, follow up and continued feeling that I am a patient and more than a number. Dr Ball has great preparation and knowledge of the patient's condition so we are not spending time explaining condition to a new caregiver

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

good experience dr ball also made sure I was scheduled to receive my COVID vaccination

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr Ball and his staff always go above and beyond to make certain that I am taken care of. It is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr Ball is always very interested in what the issue is and addressing it in a timely manner. He is also very courteous and friendly in his treatment

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Very nice doctor and provided me with great advice.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Ball is an attentive physician who listens and takes the time to explain the procedures and his recommendations.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr Ball was very helpful for my issue.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

I had something stuck in my ear when I called I was told to come in immediately. I only waited 10 min for the doctor to see me. thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Ball is a wonderful doctor. I will be coming back and making recommendations to this place.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I had a very good experience awesome staff great doctor awesome

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Ball is always friendly

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Ball explained everything very well and is getting me back on track.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

dr ball is a kind considerate man who very gently provided care to me. would not go to any other provider.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I've been sick for 2 months. When the emergency room doctor gave a referral, I got in in two days first thing in the morning. The doctor was friendly and helpful. While he didn't find the cause, the test he gave me took some of my scary thoughts to rest and I went on to another specialist. The nurses and staff were really friendly as well.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr.Ball is a Fantastic doctor wonderful with my grandson and Grandson felt comfortable and at ease and not scared when being seen and treated. He knows his stuff and would go no where else ou r see anyone else Thank you for saving my Grandson's hearing

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

My appointment was on time. Dr. Ball took excellent care of my health issues.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

very good experience. doc very good

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

it was great. Dr Ball is a wonderful provider.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

dr stephan ball is great and so is his nurse

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

dr stephan ball is awesome

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Ball is a very personable, kind, and knowledgeable physician and the treatment team likewise.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr. Ball took time to discuss my concerns and gave explanation of my condition. He went beyond the call of duty and help me with a concern on my lip.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Great service staff attentive and caring .Dr. Ball excellent

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Ball was very professional and efficient.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

I was referred to Dr. Ball at Strongsville and within just a few days I was able to call and make an appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr was very efficient

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

the doctor was amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Doctor was awesome

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Ball is always spot on!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I was able to get a same day appointment with Dr. Ball at a convenient time for my work schedule, which I was surprised/happy about.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I think Dr. Ball is very knowledgeable and knew exactly what to do to help me.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

have had the need to or had to go to other providers but will only go to Dr. Ball if at all possible

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

An appointment with Dr Ball is always a pleasure

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

My experience with appointment and my visit with provider Steven S Ball MD could not have been improved on I'm happy to report..

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Ball was very accommodating, and was also able to see my daughter on short notice as well.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Fantastic experience. Dr.Ball told me everything that was going on, and handled me with professionalism and care. I will be back.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Ball is a true medical professional. He shows concern and is compassionate and caring. He takes time to listen to your concerns and issues without making you feel hurried.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Nurse was very nice and helpful. Dr. Ball was great and very personable.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Ball is the only specialist, anywhere, that will have evening appts for his patients. This is a great advantage during these times when both parents work. there should be more specialists with late appts to help out today's families.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

we absolutely love Dr. Ball

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

*Dr. Ball is a grate doctor and cares. *Dr. Ball is very nice, good the best. Staff is very nice.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

The physician and clinical staff were all wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

very good doctor thank you

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