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Kenneth Rodriguez, MD

Kenneth Rodriguez, MD

Ratings

(4.9)

200 Ratings 76 Reviews

Specialty

Otolaryngology-Rhinology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands
3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood, OH 44122

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Tuesday, Jun 21

216-844-6000

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Biography

  • Chief, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, University Hospitals
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Kenneth Rodriguez, MD, joined the Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospitals in 2013. A native of upstate New York, he obtained a business economics degree at Brown University. Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh and did his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a sinus and skull base fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Rodriguez is Division Chief of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at University Hospitals. This specialty includes surgical treatments for a variety of conditions ranging from nose-related breathing difficulties to benign and cancerous lesions. Dr. Rodriguez’s goal is to give patients the most comprehensive care possible. To that end, in many cases, surgical intervention is performed with a partner from neurosurgery, oculoplastic surgery or plastic surgery based on the needs of the patient. Joint procedures allow patients to have two specially trained providers accomplishing different goals during the same surgical intervention and are often practiced through the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery division at University Hospitals.

Dr. Rodriguez has published a number of articles through peer-reviewed journals on issues related to the nose and sinuses. He also reviews articles for publication for four otolaryngology journals. In addition, he has written multiple book chapters related to medical and surgical management of sinus problems. Dr. Rodriguez is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national meetings.

Expertise

  • CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Leak Repair
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Primary Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Sinus Disease
  • Skull Base Surgery

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Languages Spoken

English

Office Locations

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122
216-844-6000

UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145
216-844-6000

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

200 Ratings

Patient Comments (76)

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I wish Dr. Kenneth Rodriguez was my "EVERYTHING" doctor! So knowledgeable, patient, caring, friendly, and treats me like I matter. More doctors like him are needed!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
One of the best doctors I have ever seen. Very patient and kind and sensitive to my hearing loss. The doctor explained everything he was doing to me very carefully. The doctor offered me different options for treatment

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Rodriguez is an exceptional doctor. He listens to my questions and concerns about my condition and explains things so I can understand.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Excellent doctor

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Great experience, good listener, very professional, interpersonal skills were outstanding, Nice to have a scriber so that this physician could focus on me as a patient

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Great Doctor I would recommend to anyone

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Knowledgeable, patient

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Very good experience felt reassured

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Was very caring & very good at explaining my situation & how we needed to proceed going forward.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Doc Rodriguez is the upmost professional. Knowledgeable.Dedicated

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent doctor.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Great Doctor!!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Very good

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I have always had a positive experience with Dr. Rodriguez's office. He is a very caring and knowledgeable physician and truly loves the job that he does. I would recommend him to anyone I know.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I have had great experiences with UH and ESPECIALLY Dr. Rodriguez. He's smart, explains everything extremely well, and also has a great dry sense of humor. I'm very thankful for his expertise and care.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I received excellent service the provider was very knowledgeable about my problem he made sure I understood what to do about

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
It is always a pleasure to visit with Dr. Rodriguez. He explains his procedure and my condition in great detail and in terms I understand. I feel very confident in my recovery after each visit.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Great Doctor and fantastic staff.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
I highly failed it the fact that he listened to my concerns and took the time to go over things and how we would address them. He definitely demonstrates a concern and interest in his patient and does not treat us like we're on some conveyor belt and he is in a hurry to get on to the next one. I would go so far to say he is exactly what a good physician is supposed to be.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Best care I've ever gotten. The Doctor is kind,patient,caring and understanding. He takes time to explain everything so you can understand what is going to happen. I can't say enough things about him.I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr. Rodriguez is excellent. Very knowledgeable and clear and complete in his explanation of the plan on how to proceed.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Great doctor

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
*** Dr. Rodriguez was friendly, clear, and thorough.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Excellent. Thank you!

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Doctor was very professional and listened to my thoughts on my condition, he explained well what treatment path he thought I should consider and I did choose his recommendation. Looking forward to seeing him for future treatment.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Excellent. Brilliant doctor

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
All fantastic

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Rodriquez was very thorough and explained my procedure in detail and took the time to answer any questions I had. I am glad I was able to be seen by him and to receive his care. His office staff was also very kind. Will definitely refer friends and family to him in the future.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Good

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Rodriquez and staff are very knowledgeable and considerate of my health at all times

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent doctor. He is empathetic while being clinically exceptional.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
The doctor is great. ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr, Rodriguez is thorough and knowledgeable.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent physician, with a great bedside manner and easy to discuss questions and gain better understanding of details of my diagnoses. He's kind and attentive as well as very knowledgeable.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Good

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Rodriguez is an excellent doctor. I appreciate the care he has provided.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
He's fabulous.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
I felt my care was excellent and condition and options explained perfectly. I left the office feeling confident with the visit and future care,

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
I cannot say enough good things about the care I have received from Dr. Rodriguez.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is one of the BEST doctors I've seen in a long time. Very knowledgeable, respectable, clear with directions, gives you all the options without making decisions for you, patient with your questions. He had a resident who was working with him. Dr. Rodriguez introduced the resident to me and was respectable to the him, providing info about what he was doing to me, treating him as a team partner. I would recommend Dr. Rodriguez to anyone who was having issues of the nose. Please do everything to keep him at UH.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez was excellent. Very professional, knowledgeable, and personable. All UH providers should strive to be like him. ***

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Great!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I was extremely pleased with the thoroughness of exam and explanations. There were no surprises about the procedure I underwent.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Love the provider ***

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is top notch. He explained every part of the procedure he was performing, where I was at in my healing process, what I needed to do at home to promote healing, my restrictions, and how I should feel as my healing progressed.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I never had a doctor explain a procedure in such detail. He took his time and talked in a language that could be understood. *** he has been so compassionate and caring not only of the patient but also of my family. There is no other word to describe him, but excellent.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I really like Dr. Rodriguez. I'm glad to have found him.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is wonderful!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent doctor who makes me feel confident in his care. He is both friendly and very knowledgeable. I appreciate him a great deal.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
This was one of the most impressive experiences I've ever had with a physician. Dr. Rodriquez is not only a highly-skilled practitioner, but has interpersonal skills that are among the best of any doctors I've ever worked with in my 60+ years. He Is a respectful, attentive and discerning listener; very respectful and gentle in the way that he explains and conducts an examination; and conveys the empathy, warmth and genuineness that are the hallmark of a truly great physician. I've already recommended him to several people.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I have complete confidence in Dr. Rodriguez and would continue in his care as long as necessary

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Most highly recommend Dr. Rodriquez for any family or friends for health concerns. I look forward in continuing my health concerns with him.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez was so kind and caring. He clearly communicated everything. I really, really appreciated his medical care.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
I feel Dr Rodriguez knows my case history very well. I have been a difficult case. He has been patient to explain things going on with me until I understood what was happening. I knew he cared about improving my situation. I am so thankful that he has been my doctor through the last three surgeries and I should not need another one.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
I was happy and comfortable with this doctor. He allowed me to discuss past experiences with my situation and to ask questions. But most importantly, he took the time to answer the questions and explain things to me. ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
was a pleasant visit am happy with my care

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
*** he proved to be exceptional

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Excellent experience! Dr. Rodriguez is wonderful.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez was knowledgeable, thoughtful, helpful, and made me confident in the care he provided.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Rodriquez was exceptional in telling me about my upcoming *** surgery. All my questions were answered and explained thoroughly. He was a very nice person and I was proud to know him and his procedures.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is amazing.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
I couldn't have asked for a better experience with Dr. Rodriguez. From our initial visit, to surgery, to post op, to follow up appointments he was kind, patient and explained things in a way I could understand. I never felt rushed or dismissed. He is a great physician all around. I would highly recommend Dr. Rodriguez to anyone looking for a ENT.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
The provider demonstrated an excellent balance between providing medical care and meeting the "manditory" entry of computer notes. ***

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
He answered all my questions clearly.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez and his Staff are wonderful and caring. They help me in my procedure and explained everything I needed to do for my health.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Rodriquez is the best!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
first time with this Doctor, I'm very pleased with how he treated me. Talked to me not at me, also listened to me.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is knowledgeable provider with a great bedside manner. He's gentle when doing the examination, and willing to listen to any issues or concerns that I have.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Good visit, good results

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is an absolute professional. He keeps you in the loop and answers all questions and tells you everything you need and want to know. Know what he's doing and is confident in what he knows. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who needed an ENT.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Big surgery post op care. Dr R and the rest of the team, superb. Coming from an old nurse. Thank you to all

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr Rodriguez is her courteous and efficient and thorough ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez explained everything that I need to prepare for, and him and his staff treated me with respect and were very helpful in my needs.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Rodriguez is an absolutely outstanding example of what a physician should be - down-to-earth, straightforward, articulate, great listener, passionate about what he does. And, of course, based on my experience, an excellent surgeon. All in all, an incredibly impressive doctor! If I could give him a higher score than 10 out of 10, I would.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Very good

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
Sinus and Skull Base Surgery - University Of North Carolina Health Care (2012 - 2013)

Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Upmc (2007 - 2012)

Medical Education
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (2007)

Undergraduate
Brown University (2003)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Kenneth Rodriguez did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.