Treatment & Services
- Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease Center
- Aorta Center
- Aorta Graft
- Aorta Surgery
- Aortic Dissection
- Aortic Valve Repair
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
- Atherosclerosis Surgery
- Atrial Fibrillation Center
- Atrial Septal Defect Closure
- Bypass Surgery
- Cardiac Surgery
- Cardiovascular Surgery Department
- Complex Aorta Surgery
- Coronary Artery Reoperation
- David Procedure
- David Reimplantation Operation
- Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal
- Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
- Endovascular Surgery
- George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
- Heart Surgery
- Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
- Heart Surgery Reoperation
- Heart Valve Surgery
- High Risk Reoperation Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Mitral Valve Replacement
- Mitral Valve Surgery
- Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
- Off Pump Bypass Surgery
- Off Pump Heart Surgery
- Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions for Atrial Fibrillation
- Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
- Percutaneous Valve Treatment
- Pericardial Diseases Center
- Pericardium Surgery
- Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
- Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
- Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
- Removal of Atrial Myxoma
- Removal of Cardiac Tumors
- Reoperation Valve Surgery
- Stent Grafting
- Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
- Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
- Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
- Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
- Valve Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Abnormal Heart Rhythms
- Aorta Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Coarctation Of The Aorta
- Collagen Vascular Disease
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Congenital Valve Disease
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Attack
- Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
- Heart Valve Disease
- Heart Valve Infections
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Infective Endocarditis
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Marfan Syndrome
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Patent Foramen Ovale
- Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Valve Disease
- Pulmonic Regurgitation
- Pulmonic Stenosis
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Tricuspid Regurgitation
- Tricuspid Stenosis
- Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Aortic Endovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Graduate - Harvard University School of Public Health
Boston, MA USA
Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Medical School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - College of The Holy Cross
Worcester, MA USA
- Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
adult cardiac surgery, complex aortic and endovascular surgery, complex coronary disease, heart failure/heart transplantation/ventricular assist devices, minimally invasive valve surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery, minimally invasive maze procedure
Research & Publications
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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 4/13/2016, Dr. Soltesz 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Soltesz receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- AtriCure, Inc.
- Edwards Lifesciences LLC
- St. Jude Medical, Inc.
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.
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106 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|
|Knows Medical History||5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017
Very good experience.
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2017
Doctors saved my life.
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2017
Exceptionally talented! Very courteous, and best experience I have ever had. He saved my life!!
Reviewed on Dec 31, 2016
Explain everything very well.
Reviewed on Dec 21, 2016
Very positively impressed with Dr. Sohese.
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016
We were very pleased with our physician - He answered all our questions.
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016
Had open heart surgery on 12/8/16. inpatient at CC until 12/13 and never received post-surgical visit from doctor. Very disappointing.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Soltecze is the best dr. I have ever been to.
Reviewed on Oct 4, 2016
Thank you for the time spent in explaining things and making me feel at ease.
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2016
Very courteous & friendly. Answered every question pre & post opt. Very professional. The best doctor, I'm glad I was recommended to him. Dr. Soltesz A+.
Reviewed on Sep 2, 2016
Overall very good visit. I did understand why the provider was late - in surgery.
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2016
Definitely will have all major issues addressed by Cleveland Clinic.
Reviewed on May 9, 2016
The fact that my heart was repaired, and two weeks later I am able to complete this survey under my own accord, dictates a skillful coordinated procedure.
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