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 2/13/2019, 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

351 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
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Knows Medical History 4.1
Time Spent with Patient 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

35 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

everyone was very nice during my emergency visit, and did little things to help and Mae me feel better. definitely recommend dr Steven ball and his team

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Ball and his staff are considerate, demonstrate that they care for my son, and explain things very well.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

i feel as though the dr. didn't listen to a word I said! I refuse to pay my bill and I will be contacting someone very soon !

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

Dr. Ball is very receptive to his clients and getting them in for a check up for issues. Br. Ball is an excellent doctor and Millie, his team nurse is also an asset to your ENT group in Strongsville.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Ball seemed personable and caring at the beginning of my visit. After the examination and his resulting conclusions, he seemed rushed to end the appointment. His people skills need improvement.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

He didn't care to listen or discuss my condition, reason fir visit. I was a new patient moving to the area from out of town trying to establish care with new doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Ball did not seem to listen or sincerely care about me or my condition.

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.

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