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

South Pointe Hospital

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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 11/17/2019, 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.

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* 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

117 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr Lever listens to me about my care and concerns. He is a problem solver which many doctors are not. Dr Lever is very concerned about Covid precautions - one way traffic.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I love Dr. Lever! He really helped me to feel more confident of being able to thrive and grow despite my health conditions.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Lever was thorough with his questions about my health condition thru Visual Visit.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

My experience with the virtual visit went very well. Physicians cannot examine you and see what really going on with you ,I am glad that I was able to have some contact

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Extremely kind and caring Dr. Would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

nice doctor

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Lever was relaxed. He made me feel relaxed, too. He is so conscientious about his patient's care. I know I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr Lever is always professional and courteous, shows concern, and is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

dr lever is very careful and concerned about his patients health. he is thoroughly familiar with all patient information and test results

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

dr lever and his nurse Kathy are both caring and careful. dr lever personifies the Hippocrates oath

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I received more answers in 24 hours from your staff and Dr. Lever than I have received from my area Drs. in a years!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

sounds like a great doctor that understand what's going on with me I give him a 110 percent rating thank you for talking to me.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Great doctor

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

He's a wonderful doctor: very thorough, good rapport with patient, accessible

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Lever listened to everything I told him and asked questions. He then suggested waiting a few weeks to see if the problem goes away. He told me why and I agreed to do that.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

no bad experience. Dr Lever and staff were very friendly, patient and caring toward me

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Lever is very easy to talk to he takes the time to address all my concerns. Dr. Lever is working hard to find out what is going on with me I always had great experiences with him even in the OR

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

The assistant di a very good job getting things prepared and Dr Lever is one of the most thorough and professional doctor I have been to.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Lever is not only a kind and caring human being he is also an extremely thorough, understanding, funny and informative physician. I never feel rushed during my appointments. It seems that the latest way that physicians are required to see patients is limited to 15 minutes and some keep their eyes on the computer because they must document electronically. Dr. Lever is extremely well at talking and documenting simultaneously, he is a true asset to CCHS.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I was able to be seen the same day. Dr Lever is taking the symptoms I have seriously and making sure there is nothing seriously wrong. I am so appreciative of everyone I came into contact with during the appointment

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Lever is the Best!!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr lever is a great Dr. listens to your concerns. recommend him very highly.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Lever to two friends who now see him. He is the quintessential caring doctor, the epitome of the Hippocratic oath.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Doctor was patient a. d thorough

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr.Levar was outstanding......He took extra caution to do a scan which proved to beneficial in an accurate diagnosis .He was very caring and personable.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Lever is a wonderful doctor. Takes his time. Doesn't rush . out of any dr. I've seen at the Clinic, he is by far the best

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

the upmost confidence in Dr. Lever

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

dr lever was spectacular. he took the time to listen to my concerns and to plan out next steps. I'm wish G all CCF provider's were like him.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Lever is a top physician! He is caring, patient, on the cutting edge of all methods and practices! He is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

This appointment was my first one with Dr. Lever and he was super. He took the time to listen to me, explain what may be occurring and told me I needed a procedure to access my condition. Then in the same day, because he knew I had flown in for this appointment, he was able to schedule the procedure later that day. He is an excellent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

It was due to Dr. Lever's oversight that the above was done well.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Lever is outstanding as a provider and human being. I came under his care after making no progress with another Gastroenterology physician who seemed not interested in finding the root cause of my problems. Mr. Lever listened carefully to my comments and prescribed those tests/procedures and medications which helped us too drill down to the cause of my extreme discomfort. He carefully monitored my case and was always available either himself or through his nurse assistant.I have a great deal more to say about Dr. Lever and would prefer a telephone conversation to discuss why I think he is excellent, one of the best providers I have encountered at the Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

There was great collaboration between Dr. Lever and the nursing staff.

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