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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 48-hour Bravo Esophageal pH Test
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Celiac Block
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Lactose and Glucose Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • GI Bleeding
  • Giardia
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Malabsorption
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Trichinosis Overview
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 41 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Richland Memorial Hospital
Columbia, SC USA

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for David Lever, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/28/2021, Dr. Lever 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

179 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr Lever explained the risk of the possible treatment required for diagnosis, that it isn't guaranteed to solve the condition, and further treatment may be required

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr Lever is Very Considerate and takes time which enables him to better treat the real problem. I wish more doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Excellent service from the Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Lever listened to my concerns and offered options and suggestions

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr Lever is the absolute best GI out there! He gives you his attention and time and explains everything so well.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Lever provides a comfortable setting, allowing me to share my issues with him but also shares advice about the pros and cons of medications that I take or should take.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Lever made me feel very much at ease. He is very personable and easy to understand and talk with.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Lever gives me hope. You can tell that he truly loves what he does.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Lever is very good with Covid precautions. He listens to me as a person.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

I appreciate the fact that Dr.Lever kept his word and called me back. He called even though his day was packed with so many patients. Yet, he still kept his word and called me; it touched my heart . I am a new patient and felt so special that he cared enough to do that. His nurses were even just as loving when I spoke to a couple of them as well. Thanks for that good ol' world class care!!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

The doctor was very nice and professional. He was able to get an appointment for me within a week to help get answers for my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

dr David lever has always been professional , respectful, listens to my questions, reviewed my history to make his decision.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

dr lever is ethical. he has utmost concern for his patients welfare

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Lever is a wonderful doctor and the clinic is very fortunate to have him.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

It was my first visit with a new doctor and was so impressed by what great "bedside manner" the doctor had and did not feel rushed at all and felt very heard. Had a great virtual visit.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Though Dr. Lever wasn't exactly able to pinpoint my issue I felt he was genuinely concerned in what had happened.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Lever was very knowledgeable and patient regarding the questions I had and the procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

A bit of a wait and we'll worth it! Dr. Lever was able to draw out many of my issues through general conversation. He also imparted many suggestions to how I may be helping/hindering my health. Thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

so enjoyed Dr Lever he told me things concerning my health no dr before as told me

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

I have been seeing Dr Lever for many years. only say he is my guardian angel always my very best to him

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr Lever is the best

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr.Lever is very personal and professional and makes me feel comfortable. I love that he listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr. Luria was highly professional and concerned about my care. He acted quickly in his recommendations in order to get the problem taken care of promptly. I am grateful because my problem was thoroughly resolved.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Lever always listens to my concerns and asks how I would like to handle my care after he discusses my options. He works with me. He treats the whole person.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020

dr lever was extremely helpful and caring. he listened and provided valuable information.

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