Treatment & Services
- Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
- Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Diagnostic head and neck
- Ear Surgery
- Ear Tubes
- Ear Wax Removal
- Esophagus Endoscopy
- Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
- Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
- General ENT
- General Otolaryngology
- General Pediatric ENT
- Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
- Neck Surgery
- Nose/nasal Surgery
- Office Turbinate Reduction
- Otology (external and middle ear - no inner ear)
- Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
- Pediatric ENT (otolaryngology)
- Pediatric General Otolaryngology
- Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease
- Voice And Larynx Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
- Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
- Chronic Ear Disease
- Colon Polyps
- Congenital Head And Neck Masses
- Ear drum perforations
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
- Facial Nerve Paralysis
- Goiter and Thyroid Nodules/Tumors
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Head and Neck Masses
- Hearing Loss
- Hearing Problems
- 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
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Parotid Tumors
- Pediatric Allergies
- Pediatric ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Problems
- Pediatric Hearing Loss
- 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
- Voice Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of North Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
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
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As of 3/10/2018, 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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315 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.6|
|Knows Medical History||4.3|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.5|
18 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018
Doctor's assistant did preliminary assessment and questions. Doctor was quick, thorough, and explained follow up requirements as a cancer survivor patient. He also explained results of his examination and used the word "excellent' results.
Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018
The nurses, receptionist, and medical assistant we dealt with the day of the appointment were great they were wonderful caregivers. Dr. Ball has poor bedside manner which leads to the fair rating for sensitivity
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018
Dr. Ball and staff are always on time and very nice.
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
I felt very rushed by the physician.
Reviewed on May 25, 2018
I am in town a week every few months to care for my mother, she can't manage without some help. Dr. Ball gave up his lunch hour on an office day to do the surgery required, which allowed me to do her post op meds and appointment - and not try to manage from Philadelphia. We wouldn't have coped very well without this kindness on his part. We are HUGE fans....
Reviewed on May 24, 2018
doctor was good at addressing specific health issues in question, but rather brief in elaborating even upon additional questions.
Reviewed on May 1, 2018
This long awaited, much-anticipated appointment was a complete waste of time as the doctor dismissed my symptoms and concerns without a thorough check up. Very disappointed.
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
I understood the ringing in my ears is age related. but hearing over the noise is a concern, I wasn't given a hearing test which might show loss in addition to the tinnitus. I felt dismissed sent away because of age related problem. Dr was nice respectful but didn't want to really hear my concerns
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018
Dr. Ball is outstanding!
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018
I had an excellent experience during my care with Dr. Ball and his office staff. Dr. Ball and his staff went above and beyond to care for me and I am very thankful and pleased with the care I received. I'd like to especially thank, in addition to Dr. Ball, Lauren in his office. Lauren's care, personality and knowledge helped me tremendously with the whole experience. I couldn't be more thankful.
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018
Lauren Dr. Ball's nurse was great, very nice
Reviewed on Mar 14, 2018
We asked the doctor's medical opinion and his response was "I've told you the two options."
Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018
The provider didn't offer me any other options than the ones I was currently unsuccessfully using. He regarded me condescendingly and asked if I had made this appointment for myself although I was referred by my doctor. He had some information about the problem but offered no solutions.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018
Helpful-very discriptive and nice
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018
Dr. Ball is not a "warm and fuzzy" personality but he's a good physician.
Reviewed on Jan 2, 2018
Always professional but friendly.
Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017
Instructions were very clear.
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2017
Waited in the exam room for an extended amount of time but could hear dr. in conversation with another patient in a other exam room. Felt as if dr. was trying to make up time spent with last patient when he was with me to get back on schedule.
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