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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
  • Chronic Sinus Disease Management and Treatment
  • 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 Pediatric ENT
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/Nasal Surgery
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otology (External and Middle Ear - No Inner Ear)
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Tracheostomy
  • Voice and Larynx Surgery
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Allergies
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Colon Polyps
  • Congenital Head and Neck Masses
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Ear Drum Perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Problems
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Goiter
  • Goiter Nodule
  • Goiter Tumor
  • 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 Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Problems
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pharyngitis
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sore Throat
  • Strep Throat
  • Throat Problems
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Tongue Tie
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Voice Disorders
View all 53 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 2/23/2023, 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

376 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
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Ball is a caring top notch physician.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Communication with Dr. Ball and the office has been great!!!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

I am very happy Dr. Ball was my surgeon...he was superb.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

My daughter needed to see an ENT. She was scheduled with a doctor that couldn't see her due to her age. We had to reschedule with another doctor and wait an additional 6 weeks for an appointment

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Ball was in the room for 5 minutes. Barely looked at my daughter. Said he thinks we don't have anything to worry about but makes me schedule her with another ENT for further evaluation

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr Ball was very good and thorough but seemed kind of in a hurry. He only had 15 min with me according to my appt reminder which is not right. I had a question on the way out and glanced at me to answer while he was typing away. I did not feel like a concern.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Ball does not express any empathy nor does he appear to have any concern regarding his patients fears or questions

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Ball is always kind, helpful and professional. He listens and at this particular visit he went above and beyond to provide his expertise! I went to get my ear's cleaned out and asked him some questions about another diagnosis I had received, He talked to me, read the report online and reassured me. II felt so much better after talking to him. He took the extra time!!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr. Ball always does an excellent job.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

I have no issue with Dr. Ball or his staff. They are great!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Ball Was very precise and to the point and It was very evident he knew what he was talking about.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

I felt caregivers (i.e. doctors) were nor forthright in providing information concerning excessive bleeding after surgery. No reason was given to my satisfaction. The excessive bleeding caused an additional 1 week stay in ICU.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

I have the highest respect for doctor Ball

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr.Ball is very well informed in his field and is an excellent care provider with a very good patient manner.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

While not a cuddly, warm doctor personality. I feel very well cared for in my appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Ball is an excellent ENT physician. He, quickly, knew what my ears problems are and was thorough as to how best to treat those problems. He answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Despite his busy schedule, Dr Ball was friendly and efficient

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Great staff. Doctors and Nurses.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Thumbs up! Dr. Ball made my condition a top priority and made time to see me in just 1 day!Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I tell everybody about Dr. Ball. He medical care is OUTSTANDING!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Ball is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr Ball was excellent. Answered all my questions

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Ball was very courteous and friendly and answered all my questions. Gave me some good options and explained things very well. He is a good physician with an excellent bedside manner .

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Me and my family LOVE Dr. Ball. Wish we had more Drs like him.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Ball is a highly experienced and professional. We are blessed to have found him. He's done what others could not do.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Doctor visit was on time, professional and informative

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr.Ball does an excellent job and I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

The office staff of Dr. Ball is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Ball checked my vocal cords and throat directly during my visit which was reassuring and alleviated concern I had regarding my symptoms. I appreciate his expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Ball did a really good job getting the large amount of earwax out of my ears, I was immediately able to hear again, much appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Excellent experience all around! Love the late afternoon/evening appointments to help those who can't get off work easily! Dr. Ball was professional and we will definitely continue under his care.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Ball many times to friends. He's great!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Ball was very thorough and explained everything fully.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Absolutely would recommend Dr. Steve Ball! Very personable and explains care and follow up.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Ball is amazing!! Straight to the point, efficient and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Ball is excellent and efficient! I always enjoy my visit!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Ball and his staff were very courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Bell was very personable & friendly. He listened to my problem and understood what I was experiencing. In the examination he explained what it would feel like to examine my throat using the scope. I was afraid but, after his explanation it eliminated my fear.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

When I need to see ENT, I will always want to see Dr. Ball. He is an expert. He is a clear communicator. He is kind. I often refer family members to him too.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Admittedly, there are limitations to getting the care I need because I want to be seen by specific physicians in their area of speciality. However, that is worth it to me.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

There seemed to be a problem regarding the pre-checkin questionnaire. I had an appointment with Dr Ball (ENT) regarding wax buildup In my ears but when the questionnaire asked for the primary and secondary reasons for my visit there was no mention of ears or hearing on either. Also you had to pick something in order to move forward and complete the checkin so I had to pick something else which was really weird. That problem should be fixed on your survey.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Ball was short and cut us off when asking questions. Also, he spent 5 minutes while texting during our appointment. Would not recommend him, his bedside manner is unacceptable. We scheduled a second opinion with a different doctor as we do not want him to see our daughter. While we were there he noted a lot of fluid in her ears and redness, but did not prescribe any medication to help clear it up or suggest an ear infection. The next day our daughter woke up screaming and crying as about how bad her ears hurt. Her PCP provided a prescription when we were already in a bad spot. 0/10

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Ball is the best ENT. He his thorough and professional. I have complete confidence in his professional care.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

I visit him every 6 months and am very pleased with his treatment and knowledge.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Ball was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend him to anyone with ear problems.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Ball allowed me to ask questions and he addressed all my concerns.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Ball is very thorough and very informative and has a nice bed side manner.

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