Treatment & Services
- Cataract Evaluations
- Cataract Implant Surgery
- Cataract Surgery
- Diabetic Eye Examinations
- Glaucoma Evaluations
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
- Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Emory University
Atlanta, GA USA
comprehensive ophthalmology including cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes, cataract surgery
Awards & Honors
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Research & Publications
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As of 10/20/2018, Dr. Gans 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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493 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
29 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019
Dr. Gans was very friendly, efficient, and informative.
Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
I truly respect and like Dr Richard Gans
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Gans was wonderful. Very caring and explained everything thourghly.
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
Dr. GANS is an excellent physician.
Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018
all good! the poor doc, he has to b quick and also courteous and answered every question! and we only can wait 15 min to see him! These docs have to be super human!!!
Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018
Dr Gans was very helpful. He was very honest with me about my options for my eye problem Problem is there are no options. I do appreciate him being so kind and compassionate.
Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018
Dr. Gans represents the consistant high quality of Cole professionals. his staff and associates are all very compassionate and helpful.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018
Dr. Gans is excellent
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018
Dr. Gans is an excellent doctor
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018
Dr had been called to surgery and I wasn't upset that he was a little late. spoke with a lot of nice patients while I was waiting. if I needed him I would want him with me in surgery so my wait was nothing.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018
Have the utmost confidence in Dr. Gan and consider myself very fortunate to get appointment with him. Dr. Gan answered all my questions, is extremely professional and all that you would want in excellent eye surgeon.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018
I did not have to wait, however, when going to medical appointment bring a book. No doctor intentionally makes patients wait, emergencies and problems do happen.
Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018
Dr Gans was very helpful in answering my questions and clarifying any issues I identified. I appreciated the information he provided on the reason he recommended a specific IOL lens for my condition and why he did not think other types(identified by friends who had other types implanted) would address my particular needs.
Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
everyone was kind and courteous the Tech was very nice and Dr Gans also.
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018
They got me into the exam room but there were waits due to doctor's schedule of emergencies.
Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018
Dr. Gans was called away to surgery so the wait time was understandable, but longer than I had experienced before.
Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018
I love Dr. Gans!
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018
documentation was very good I guess Dr assumed I could and would read the dischard information.
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018
Dr. Gans has always been a very nice provider. I appreciate him a lot.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018
Dr. Gans is one of the best. He made me feel at ease during a very stressful time. Not being able to see is very scary. He was able to explain everything in a manner that I was able to understand and feel comfortable with.
Reviewed on May 24, 2018
Able to get a same day appointment due to a cancellation. Everything went very smoothly. Dr. Gans was efficient, but not rushed. Great visit.
Reviewed on May 23, 2018
My meeting with Dr. Gans was brief but pleasant. He gave me the actual eye exam (internal eye) and answered all my questions.
Reviewed on May 21, 2018
Appointment was completed in a timely manner. Provider was on time and thorough in his exam and asked if I had any further questions once the exam was complete. A very good experience with him as usual.
Reviewed on May 10, 2018
Dr. Ganz gave a very detailed explanation of my options at this point, benefits and risks and then let me make a decision based on that information.
Reviewed on May 9, 2018
Dr Gans has provided excellent care in regards to my cataracts both in evaluation and in surgery over the last four years. He communicated well and kept me advised as to the status of my cataract development, and when it came time to take them out was an excellent surgeon.
Reviewed on May 3, 2018
dr gans is very professional and knowable exactly what I wish for in a physician
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018
good experience with Dr Gans and reception area as well as all in the registration and pre-op area
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018
The entire Cleveland Clinic @ Cole Eye Institute was far beyond my expectations. I WILL return next year for my annual checkup with Dr. Gans.
Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018
really appreciate Dr. Gans expertise and kind way of articulating
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