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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
  • 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 2/11/2022, 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

317 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

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Steve is very good. Appreciate him immensely.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

I have been a patient of Dr. Ball for years. Dr. Ball has been very attentive to my needs, referring me when necessary. He's great!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

I have been going to Dr. Ball for 16 years. Our entire family see Dr. Ball and we wouldn't go to anyone else for care. He is amazing, so kind, and gentle.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Doctor Ball is one of the best ENT Doctors I have ever been to. He is straight to the point and makes you feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

After waiting almost an hour past my appointment time Dr Ball spent 5 minutes in the room with me. I understand that the reason I was there was not "a big deal" and that there is not a treatment for my issue but his bedside manner was a very poor. I have spent a lot of time at the clinic in other departments and have never felt so dismissed.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Great doctor. Excellent service. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Ball has no patience. He was running late. I had america sign language interpret. He seem to feel not comfortable with the america sign language interpreter. I was only in the room with dr ball less than 10 minutes and had to rush me out.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Love Dr Ball

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

We like Dr. Ball very much. He is very professional, yet very personal andis interested in as people not just patients.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr Ball was very nice and I had no issues with my visit. If I had to say anything negative, it would be that the visit felt a slight bit rushed.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

I realise I was talking too much - mentioned what I thought could be causing the problem, and dr Ball said , let's stick to your symptoms.I appreciated him being direct when I thought about it

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr Ball is awesome , explains things in detail in a way that is easy to understand . He is ver knowledgeable and skilled in his profession

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr Ball was personable and asked/answered questions. Took time to explain. Would recommend

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

First time patient. Scheduling from the scheduler was ok could work on that. The girls in the office at the front desk were great. Dr. Ball was very efficient and I plan on using him again when a problem arises.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Scheduling an ENT appoint was easy and prompt. After the visit scheduling the surgery was not the same the RN that works with Dr. Ball is dismissive and harsh, not helpful when asked about locations to meet pre-surety requirements and overall rude. Not impressed with her lack of kindness or harsh tone. We will move forward with Dr. Ball bc of his treatment but would not recommend the RN in charge of scheduling his procedures.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr Ball provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr Ball very pleasant & very professional at the same time. I would recommend him highly

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Always have a great experience with Dr. Ball and staff

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Ball is an amazing doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

I felt like doctor was in hurry all the time.Nurse/ doctor contracted each other regarding hearing aid. Left office confused regarding solution for my Tinitus problem as well needs for hearing aid.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr Ball is the besthe always listens and respondsexplains patiently with instructions or detailsgenuine concern for his patient!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Had a concerning issue a week after procedure, at night. Dr. Ball was on the phone within minutes.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr. Ball has really helped me with my use of my nose for breathing. He has Improved the quality of my life.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr Ball is awesome , very kind, professional and very skilled.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Ball is awesome, very kind , professional and skilled

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

I liked Dr. Ball. I felt like he listened to my concerns and explained why I was having the issues I was experiencing.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr Ball listened to my concerns and then did a very thorough examine and then proceeded to explain his results in a very professional manner

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr Ball was very nice, showed concern of how I was feeling and what step we needed to take for treatment

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr ball is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

After viewing the reviews on the doctor I was a little hesitant going to see him but I highly respect my primary care doctor and he recommended him. I thought Dr. Ball was efficient and thorough! He did a fabulous job explaining everything to me and making me feel comfortable with the procedure! I'm very glad he was the one that was recommended to me!

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr. Ball is absolutely fine. Any negative comment would be on overly scheduling. All my appointments have never been on time. This I feel is not his fault but scheduling policy thru CC. Unfortunately this makes the Doctor look bad and making him/her constantly running. This problem should be addressed more seriously

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Ball seems to have difficulty dealing with people's concerns about a symptom or problem they are experiencing. He appears to take expression of a concern as a criticism of his medical recommendation and at one time became extremely angry for reasons that are still not clear to me.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Always a Great experience with Dr.Ball

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

He is one of the best ENT Doctors I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

The doctor was efficient and completed the procedure quickly and without any problems.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Ball was very professional and explained treatments in detail with an easy understanding. Highly recommend him!!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr. Ball is an outstanding physician and surgeon. He is prompt, personable and thorough. He always took the time to explain what he was doing and why, and took the time to answer my questions. I always felt like Dr. Ball was interested in my health.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr, Ball is always very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly and I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Ball is an excellent physician. I highly recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr. Ball was excellent as usual. I have seen him a number of times in the past and he always takes his time, listens and communicates the best possible options to my problem. A quick follow-up appointment a few months after treatment is recommended to confirm that everything is better or if further treatment is needed. I highly recommend Dr. Ball!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Ball was very kind and professional, he explained everything to me about the problem I was seeing him for. He needed to do a procedure to view my vocal cords and explained it thoroughly first. He set me at ease and then reassured me about my situation. Dr. Ball was wonderful to me and I appreciate his expertise and skill.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr Ball always good to work with

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

First time meeting Dr S. Ball, very nice made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

I felt that the doctor was rushing through with the process during the appointment, other than that it went well.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Doctor Ball has always been there to help me along with his staff. If there was a higher rating he deserves it.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Doctor Ball has always shown great concern for my health.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Steve Ball, MD, ENT excellent history & physician oral,nose, throat. Communication excellent. Reassured normal findings. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Refered by a family practice dr because of an ongoing earache. I was and am very happy with this experience. Thank you, Chris

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