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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

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
  • Biopsies
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Department of General Surgery
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Excisions
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Arterial Ligation
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • 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
  • Laparoscopy
  • 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
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Thyroidectomy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Cholecystitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Fissure
  • Fistulas
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Goiter and Thyroid Nodules/Tumors
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernias
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Large Bowel (Intestinal) Obstruction
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lipoma
  • Lipomas
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Melanoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Masses
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
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Biography

About John Costin, III, MD

John A. Costin III, MD, is Professional Staff in the Department of General Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center, offering general surgical services in Lorain, Elyria, Avon, Lakewood and surrounding areas, including breast and endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal) surgery, gastrointestinal/abdominal surgery and minimally invasive surgery.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Riverside Methodist Hospital
General Surgery
Columbus, OH USA
2007

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Undergraduate - Denison University
Granville, OH USA
1997

Specialty Interests

Breast and endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal), gastrointestinal/abdominal surgery, minimally invasive surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for John Costin, III, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/10/2022, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

104 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr. Costin returned my post surgery call to him in the evening post surgery. Family time is important to us all but Dr. Costin responded timely to his patients need. I was impressed.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr. Costin was very efficient and well spoken. He was able to explain the problem and solution clearly and concisely. He answered all of my questions. His knowledge and execution of the procedure was exceptional. I was very impressed with Dr. Costin.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

The doctors were amazing! They were extremely thorough and made me feel comfortable and at ease. They listened to all of my questions and answered them clearly.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Doctor was very understanding and answered all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

What a great experience with Dr. Costin. He is very smart and efficient and does not waste time yet he is thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

I am totally at ease with having Dr. Costin do my surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr Costin seemed busy and distracted, ready to move on to the next patient

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

The nurse, the Dr asstant and the doctor were all very professional and meticulous in reviewing my concerns. I would recommend them to everyone! Outstanding patient care.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr. Costin's office has been very easy to work with, responding to calls immediately and very helpful In dealing with post-surgery issues.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Terrific doctor.

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