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

371 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

54 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Ball is excellent! Top notch professional and very caring!

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr Ball is very informative

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. Ball is a great specialist and every time myself and my children have gone to him has been excellent. He is thorough and fully explanatory.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. Ball was outstanding. He clearly knew what to do and listened to me.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr Ball is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

great experience as usual. dr ball good guy

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Ball explained everything clearly.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Dr. Ball is a phenomenal ENT. He's cared for our family for years.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Secretary, Nurse, Dr. Ball very polite and professional. Dr. Ball explained everything. Took his time and explained his findings and what he suggested.

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 .

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