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 Education - 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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356 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||4.5|
|Knows Medical History||4.1|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.4|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.5|
39 Patient Comments
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 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!
Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019
always great experience with dr ball. he is very professional and thorough.
Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018
I felt that concerns were brushed off. If I'm bringing something up to my doctor, it's troubling me or is important to me, otherwise I wouldn't mention it.
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018
dr ball no respect. for my problem
Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
This doctor had never met me - never reviewed the file and really had no bedside manner. I felt awkward the entire time and I really walked out of there not really knowing why I had the issue I did. I am following his care instructions but not sure what the root cause may be.
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
Dr. Ball provided excellent care.
Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018
Dr Ball is an excellent doctor!Thurough and efficient!
Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018
Great experience. Dr Ball was with my cancer treatment team. I can now use REMISSION and NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018
Dr. Ball is great. He always takes care of my son's concerns. He is very personable and always makes conversation with him.
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