Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Adrenal Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopy and Gallstones
- Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
- Anorectal Surgery
- Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
- Benign Tumor Surgery
- Bile Duct Exploration
- Bile Duct Stone Removal
- Biliary Surgery
- Breast Biopsy
- Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
- Colon Surgery
- Colorectal Surgery
- Department of General Surgery
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
- Endocrine Surgery
- Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- General Surgery
- Hemorrhoid Arterial Ligation
- Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Hernia Open Repair Surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Intestinal Stomas
- Intestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Colectomy
- Laparoscopic Colon Resection
- Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
- Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Muscle Biopsy
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Percutaneous Biopsy
- Placement of Balloon Catheter for Partial Breast Radiation
- Rectal Cancer Surgery
- Rectal Surgery
- Second Opinion
- Second Opinion Breast Cancer
- Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Seroma Aspirations
- Single incision laparoscopic surgery
- Soft Tissue (Sarcoma)
- Soft Tissue Biopsy
- Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
- Surgery For Breast Cancer
- Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Hernia
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissures
- Anal Fistula
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Stones
- Biliary Disorders
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
- Endocrine Cancer
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Malignancies
- Goiter and Thyroid Nodules/Tumors
- Hepatobiliary Disease
- Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
- Intraductal Papilloma
- Large Bowel (Intestinal) Obstruction
- Large Bowel Cancer
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Parathyroid Cancer
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Rectal Abscess
- Rectal Bleeding
- Recurrent Breast Cancer
- Small Bowel Cancer
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Soft Tissue Masses
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Strictures Of The Gi Tract
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Masses
- Thyroid Nodule
- Umbilical Hernias
- Ventral Hernia
Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?
Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.View All Plans
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus, OH USA
Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Denison University
Granville, OH USA
Breast and endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal), gastrointestinal/abdominal surgery, minimally invasive surgery
Research & Publications
(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)
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 10/24/2019, Dr. Costin, III 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.
132 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||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020
Dr Costin was very helpful and understanding of my condition and layed out a very straightforward plan so we could achieve success.
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020
dr. coston rocks!!!
Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020
doctor was great and correct with his diagnosis, I have completely recovered from the abdominal muscle strain, thanks!
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019
Dr.Costin was wonderful and Julie his nurse was a godsend.
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019
DR COSTIN WAS VERY THOROUGH, CARING AND EXPLAINED EXACTLY WHAT MY UPCOMING SURGERY WOULD ENTAIL. MY EXPERIENCE WAS EXCELLENT. THANK YOU DR COSTIN.
Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019
Dr Costing is a very patient and good Dr.
Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019
Dr. Costin is not talkative. He is direct and to the point. He certainly does not confuse you with information you do not need to know.
Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019
The Dr and the staff have been wonderful in this time of me needing surgery.
Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019
I am so was glad that i went to the Cleveland Clinic. and Dr John Coslin. He made me comfortable. and explained everything he was going to do for the surgery.
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019
one of the most professional doctor visits Ive ever had.
Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019
I have a deep appreciation for Dr. Costin's care. I feel grateful that he was the lead surgeon for my procedure and feel that his conscientious approach is why I have recovered much faster than expected.
Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019
Dr did a nice job of explaining my condition and treatment options. Explained surgical procedure and risks.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019
Very pleased with Dr. Costin. He was very sincere when he gave me my results of my 6 month chevkup
Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019
Dr. Costin very thoroughly answered all the questions I had about my upcoming surgery and put my mind at ease.
Reviewed on May 13, 2019
At a time when you are in pain and need this physicians attention we were given the most complete care we could have asked for. Very pleased.
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
Doctor was very thorough and as awesome as his staff.
Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019
The provider was in such a hurry. I had so many questions and concerns about my health, and he didn't take the time for me to address those. He was halfway out the door, and he hadn't allowed me to ask the questions I had. He never gave me the opportunity. He seemed unconcerned and rude. I can safely say I will never return to see him. I will gladly find another care provider.
© 2020 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be altered, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, by any means, whether electronic, mechanical, by photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Cleveland Clinic.