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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
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Block
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Lactose and Glucose Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Small Bowel
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Malabsorption
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Proctitis
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures of the GI Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Trichinosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2001

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Richland Memorial Hospital
Gastroenterology
Columbia, SC
1988

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH
1983

Medical Education - The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Washington, DC
1980

Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Chemistry
Pittsburgh, PA
1976

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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 3/22/2024, Dr. Lever has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

240 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

Dr. Lever is the best

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr. Lever is kind and very very knowledgeable! I trust him completely!

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr was very good

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Doctor was over half hour late but spent quality time at my appointment. I would have appreciated communication that he was going to be late. I waited on the phone forever to find out he was behind.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr. Lever has been GI doctor for 23 years. He is the best. Dr. Lever is thorough, he goes over all your test results and explains everything in ways a patient would understand. He is kind and very respectful and you never feel rushed. Eight years ago, Dr. Lever literally saved my life when I had C.diff. The Cleveland Clinic if very fortunate to have Dr. Lever on their staff.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

I had a virtual/Zoom appointment because there were no in-person ones available with a G.I. Doctor within a comfortable time period due to my symptoms and G.I. History.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I communicate with Dr. Lever's office using MyChart and have no complaints whatsoever

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I would highly recommend Dr. Lever to people I hold dear because of his expertise, humanity, and people-centered staff.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I came to Dr. Lever's practice after being disappointed by the care I received at a different institution. The difference was night and day. Dr. Lever went above and beyond listening, explaining how things work, discussing treatment options, and assuring me we would do everything possible to improve my situation. The procedure and follow-up with him were excellent. My experience with this expert and humane doctor and his efficient staff has relieved my stress considerably. I value the Cleveland Clinic's communication tools from MyChart to helpful videos. So thankful to be Dr. Lever's patient in this institution.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Lever is very attentive to my concerns and I feel he cares about me as a patient. He thoroughly answers my questions and makes sure I follow-up with him to be sure his recommended treatment works. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lever.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr lever is the best, always been so understanding an wants what's best for his patience

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr lever is highly engaging

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Tell visit gave me an opportunity to get an appointment quickly. In person visit had me out scheduled for over 4-6 weeks. Sadly, I waited 2.5 hours on televisit and Dr. Lever did not show. I emailed and texted his MyChart that I could not wait any longer. He has been an incredible specialist. His schedule is so overbooked that he a not able to meet his patient needs. We works until 8pm at night. It's too much. He needs to manage all his patients well. By managing too much, he is not being of service to himself or me.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Lever has given 150% when I am able to see him. He has been late on to televisits. I had to wait over 50 minutes for one visit and 2.5 hours for the second. He is so overbooked that patients like myself are not receiving his good care. He is only a man with limited time availability. I have not received quality care not because of Dr. Lever's skills, but by the CCF process of care. It's not adding value to the physician or the patient.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Televisit to an effective but has not been with Dr. Lever. It's not Dr. Lever. It's the process of care. He is managing more patients in a day than hours in a day. I did not receive good care not because of his skills but because of his availability. He is so overbooked.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr Lever is always very personable and helpful

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Lever is very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Lever is an amazing doctor. He really shows that he cares a lot about his patients

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Lever was able to fit me into a cancellation in his schedule and the timing worked well for me.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Lever was great. He listened, yet was decisive.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Lever was very concerned n worked hard to get me care

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Always pleased with Dr.Lever

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Lever asked questions, listened, and problem solved with me. My concerns and questions were heard. His manner was friendly and sincere as he shared his expertise. He wanted to have the whole picture to understand my situation. I feel confident in his care going forward and very fortunate to have found a thorough, empathetic gastroenterologist.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

I had an excellent experience and appreciated the time the doctor met with me to resolve my issues.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

I felt very good about doctor's interaction and concern. Once we had our visit I didn't mind the initial wait but it would have been helpful if someone had checked in with me to let me know that there was a delay.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Lever is a top-notch listener and explained everything in layman terms easy to understand

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Doctor was very thorough and my health and well being was really important to him . Went over everything with me

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Lever seems quite experienced and qualified.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Lever is fantastic

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

I love Dr. Lever. He is DETERMINED to figure out what my GI issues are. You don't see that nowadays.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Excellent provider

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Provider takes the time to explain best method of treatment and conditions.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Lever was extremely clear about his approach to the problem and rationale. Good experience

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Lever had urgency to identify my issue, was professional and caring as well as efficient.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Very good appointment and the doctor asked great questions!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Left a message at Dr. Lever's and didn't receive a call back.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Would not go to any other gastrol Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

I was on line for 30 minutes and when the Dr showed up he said he thought I was a no show. He was the No show. We did end up talking for a long time and he was very pleasant and ordered some labs for me but I am just not sure.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Lever was very professional and explained everything we discussed fully. He showed care and ad an urgency to get my condition treated asap

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Lever always takes the time to discuss my health concerns with me thoroughly. I really appreciate his time and attention to detail.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

He's very good Dr and informative professional

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Lever very attentive

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Doctor was terrific

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Lever is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

He is a wonderful doctor and I know that he takes his time with his patients, with that being said, I rather have an in-person visit because virtual visit takes too long before seeing Dr Levar.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I have never met Dr. Lever before my video visit! But he was simply amazing! So easy to talk to, and he really cared about me! The best visit I have ever had with any physician! I would recommend him to my entire family and loved ones

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Lever is caring and truly loves helping people.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Lever is a great doctor! He is caring, helpful. And he listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

I like Dr lever. He is easy to talk with and is very helpful trying to help me w prescriptions by helping to find medicine that's appropriate.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

OMG, Dr. Lever is the best. I would recommend him at any time. He listened! He considered all of our concerns and provided reasonable and viable options. I was impressed. His customer service was commendable.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Experience was wonderful with Dr. Lever, but unfortunately, this is not my experience with all of the CCF providers.The staff for this visit was excellent; called to remind me of the appointment, and gave me a number to call should I need to troubleshoot any issues.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Best provider interaction I have had personally. This is the standard of care we should hold the rest of providers to. He demonstrated concern for me, my daughter (genetic nature of my condition) and called me back later that day after finding the best resource for me to follow up with.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Lever and staff provided excellent care and attention to my needs.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Although my appointment started very late it was well my time to talk with Dr. Lever. I'm glad I didn't give up.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Levar was extremely personable & professional and took his time to answer any questions I had.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Lever is a great GI dr. I am a hard case to diagnose but he trying everything to figure it out.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

The doctor skillfully answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr.Lever is an outstanding gastroenterologist. He listens and problem solves with me to find the best course of treatment. I feel comfortable Talking to him about my gastrointestinal Issues. I always leave my appointment feeling positive.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I have been able to coordinate my medical Care at the Cleveland Clinic, which provides Me with a feeling of security and the finest Doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I had an excellent experienceDr Lever and his team took excellent care of me. Thank you very much.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr Lever always listens to my concerns and takes them into consideration He explains the plan very well.

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