Dr. Reuben Gobezie, MD

Dr. Reuben Gobezie, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 45
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Dr. Reuben Gobezie, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Beachwood, OH. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read his story

3755 Orange Pl Ste 101

Beachwood, OH 44122

Contact Information

(844) 746-8537

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
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Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arm Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Gobezie's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gobezie "Orthopedic Surgeon, Reuben Gobezie, MD, is a nationally recognized leader in the care of shoulder and sports injuries. He treats patients with all types of shoulder and elbow disorders resulting from traumatic injuries, arthritis, instabilities, rotator cuff and sports-related injuries. He specializes in advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments and bones and manages all types of shoulder disorders. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gobezie was named one of the top 25 shoulder specialists in the US as ranked by leaders in the field. He was also voted one of America's top doctors by his patients. He is a multi-year Patient's Choice Award winner, an honor bestowed on less than one percent of physicians nationally, and the result of patient ratings of their medical care. In 2010, Dr. Gobezie was elected to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the most prestigious specialty society in the United States for shoulder and elbow surgeons. Dr. Gobezie's research has been recognized with numerous national awards including the prestigious Neer Award from American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons; the Zimmer/Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation Award; the Pfizer Innovative Scientific Centers for Orthopaedic and Pain Management Excellence Research Award; the Arthroscopy Association of North America's Research Grant and the Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Scientist Award."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gobezie "The compassionate and competent care of patients is at the core of all we do at the Cleveland Shoulder Institute. Dr. Gobezie's concierge style of care enables patients to feel assured they are receiving the best possible care from one of America's top orthopedic surgeons. He consistently receives high ratings from patients and is a six-time Patient's Choice award winner, an honor bestowed on less than 1% of physicians nationally, and the result of online patient ratings of their medical care."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Brigham & Women Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Harvard Shoulder Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gobezie has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gobezie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gobezie to family and friends
based on 119 total reviews (41 with comments)
Dr. Gobezie Says:

Our practice consistently receives high ratings from patients and I have been honored to be a six-time Patient's Choice award winner, given to less than 1% of physicians nationally, and the result of online patient ratings of their medical care.  We appreciate your time in completing patient surveys. We are committed to providing you the best care. 

Dr. Gobezie's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (41)
in Hubbard Ohio 44425 |
Of the several ortho doctors I consulted with pertaining to my shoulder injury , Dr Gobezie was the only one I felt comfortable with and trusted. I certainly made the right choice and believe he is not only a wonderful compassionate physician,but also the absolute best surgeon I could have found. I trust his judgment and would highly recommend him..
in Cleveland, OH |
Dr. Gobezie is one of the best, if not the best, doctors I have ever seen. He is understanding, compassionate, and sensitive to the patient. His staff are also friendly and helpful.
in cleveland |
I had a biceps surgery an he performed it an before that I had a rotator cuff surgery he didnt perform that on but I still had problems an he got me together an I like how he is so detailed about his work
Wadsworth |
Ask other patients who have experienced a surgery here and the follow up care. Do your research and ask many questions. Dr. Gobezie did my surgery and I will not go back based on my overall experience.
in kent, oh |
I had a total shoulder replacement one and half years. The day of surgery was the last day i had pain in my shoulder. Dr Gobezie has a great passion for doing what he does. He's a blessed man!!! He is very easy to talk to an explains everything in terms we all can understand. Cant say enough postive things about his practice??
in Massillon, OH |
I first saw Dr. Gobezie in March of 2017. I had fallen in Jan and destroyed my right shoulder rotator cuff. After having x-rays and an MRI my previous ortho doctor told me that he couldn't do anything for me. The key word; was HE. I knew my injury couldn't be that rare that there was nothing that could be done. Dr. Gobezie recommended a procedure called Biceps Tenodesis. He said this would buy me 5-7yrs before I would need a total replacement. Recovery time was very short and I feel 85%.
Litchfield, OH |
In 2013 I had extensive soft tissue damage as a result of a fall on a home project which left me with only 5% use of my arm. I was referred to Dr. Gobezie by my family physician. After extensive examination Dr. Gobezie explained to me in layman's terms my options and their limitations. I chose a total revers shoulder replacement. The results of the surgery have left me with a usable arm to the limits that were explained to me. At all times Dr. Gobezie was very professional and personable,
in Loveland, OH |
I drove from Cincinnati to Cleveland for a second opinion from Dr. Gobezie and the trip was well worth it! He is an excellent diagnostician and very compassionate. Dr. Gobezie was able to resolve my pain through non-surgical solutions, saving me both money and down time. During my visit he gave me his undivided attention while explaining my condition and medical options. The Cleveland area is lucky to have such a world-renown physician in its ranks..I will not hesitate to make the drive again!
in Cleveland, OH |
My only issue was the time it took for the Department of Labor to approve my surgery. Dr. Gobezie and his entire staff were amazing. Everything I heard about him was positive and that's an understatement. I listened and did everything what the Doctor ordered, and believe me, he knows his stuff. I'm feeling good and very grateful.
in Cleveland, OH |
Dr. Gobezie is "King of the Shoulders" - one amazing man! Very capable doc, truly listens to what you have to say, and understands what the patient is going through with pain, limited usage, etc. Highly recommend him!
Westerville, OH |
Dr. Gobezie is a wonderful surgeon. Very intelligent and he knows just what to do. Very personable. He fixed my shoulder and I feel great..
in Perry, Ohio |
Very caring, knowlegeabl. Explains everything. Gentle.
in Cleveland, OH |
Dr Reuben has been the most compassionate DR that both my husband & myself have been taken care of.....he is very knowledgable & his bedside manor is unbelievable.......
in Ft Wayne, IN |
Dr. Gobezie is the best! I had both of my shoulders replaced in 2016. I am doing things now that I could not do 10 years ago. I feel very fortunate to have chosen Dr. Gobezie to replace my shoulders.! If you have shoulder issues, go see Dr. Gobezie!
in North Olmsted, OH |
Currently treating my husband and each time evaluating and focusing on his range of motion (shoulder) pain tolerance and quality of life before surgery is considered.
in Akron, OH |
I am leaving another review here because I was limited in characters. Not only did the screws in the base plate break because of the impingement it caused me to have to have bone grafting with the revision surgery. As well Dr Gobezie immediately suggested it all happened because of infection, the easy way out of taking responsibility for a bad surgery. There never was any infection. When I first met the doc he told me if I do something wrong I will tell you "I done you wrong!" Well doc?........
in Akron, OH |
Nine months post-op after a total reverse replacement and not getting better and being accused of being negative I went for a second opinion. That doc immediately saw a problem and said you have scapular impingement going on. Two weeks later Dr Gobeizie's x-ray showed a massive failure where the screws in the base plate literally broke because of the impingement. I chose not to have him to the revision surgery and that doctor also said it was because of poor placement of the prosthesis.
in Beachwood, OH |
Compassionate, knowledgeable, excels in his field and I highly recommend him as do all my friends and relatives who are his patients !
in Lorain, OH |
DR.R GOBEZIE,I,like to thank you 1thank GOD that you are here and what I like about you is(your skills in a human been ,I've never met anyone like you CONFIDENT the day you came in the room me,and my husband looked at each other and we new .With great smile made me feel HOPE when the other doctor gave up on me.he performed two rotator cup and the third time he straight out told me there was nothing he could do ,he didn't bother to recommend someone else.i left the room CRYING MY Heart OUT
Strongsville, OH |
Excellent doctor. He cares and listens.
He was clear on what to expect with the surgery and I've had an easy recovery. The only problem I had was a few days after the surgery. I got a rash on my face. I tried to get hold of him. I thought it was a reaction to the medicine. Although I called his office three days in a row, they took the message but nobody ever called me back. I finally called my dermatologist and got in there. It was a staff infection. It was inexcusable not to call me back, very disappointing.
in Sheffield lake |
Dr Gobezie is Professional, informative and compassionate. His office and surgery team runs like a well oiled machine. I could not be happier with my outcome. Definitely a four plus star Doctor!
in Hudson, Ohio |
Dr. Gobezie has treated me for over a decade. He always formed a treatment plan for me that was least evasive and effective. When I finally needed surgery he was outstanding. He is incredibly patient centric and communicative at each phase. Highly recommend Dr. Gobezie!!
in Kent, OH |
Dr gobezie is an amazing doctor .he helped me get through the worst time of my life..know i have full use of my arm and couldn't be more happier. I recommend anyone to visit with him to get the help you need. Thank you dr gobezie from the bottom of my heart
in Orwell, OH |
It's difficult for me to keep from telling everyone I meet about my experience with Dr Gobezie and his staff - especially when the usual response to my telling them I've had my shoulder replaced is, "That must have been so painful!". I was amazed at how little discomfort I had post operatively, and after 6 weeks of following Dr. Gobezie's recovery regimen, I can painlessly resume many activities I had given up for nearly 2 years due to the degeneration of my shoulder. THANK YOU, DR GOBEZIE !!!
Parkersburg, WV |
Great doctor. Actually takes the time to listen to patients! Misdiagnosed locally, made the right choice traveling the extra 3 hours to get a real diagnosis.
in Streetsboro, Oh |
My wife and I have both seen him and would recommend him to anyone looking for a first or second opinion. Nothing but first class service and advise...looking for a shoulder ortho, look no further! Thank you Dr. Gobezie for taking such great care of us!!
Westlake, OH |
We saw Dr. Gobezie for a 2nd opinion regarding a massive torn rotator cuff. He was nothing short of AWESOME. My husband thought he was going to be subjected to a surgery that had a high likelihood of failure. Instead Dr. Gobezie proposed a more conservative approach which has alleviated 90% of the symptoms. So blessed to have found him.
in Powell, OH |
I went to see Dr. Gobezie to get a 2nd opinion and boy am I glad I did. Unlike a local surgeon who wanted to jump into extensive surgery, Dr. G. took a conservative approach. He felt we should try cortisone shots first. He understands the significance of surgery/recovery and didn’t jump to that conclusion. I ended up not needing surgery. He is already recognized as a world class surgeon but his thoughtful decision not to rush to operate is what makes him a world class doctor.
in Leetonia |
Dr Gobezie is such a nice doctor he explains things and takes the time to answer all your questions.He makes you feel better after you talk to him about your medical problem.His office staff is so nice and friendly they make you feel right at home
in Kirtland, Oh. 44094 |
I didn't know why my arm didn't work, but my condition was diagnosed and I needed total reverse-shoulder replacement. Dr. Gobezie and his associates have given me back my vacation as a carpenter. In can do almost everything I could before, without the pain I endured before. A modern medical miracle. Thanks Doc.
in Huntsburg, OH |
My visit to Dr. Gobezie has to be the worst I've ever had! It was as though he had his mind made up before walking into the room, as to what was wrong, how he was going to treat it, and nothing was going to change his mind. He did not answer my questions, talked over me, told me he was going to prescribe three medications- but not what they were or he would have known that 2 of the 3 I cannot take- then waltzed out the door like he had saved the world. He is arrogant, inconsiderate, and rude.
I'm sorry to hear you were unhappy with your visit. I did review your x-rays and was very familiar with your case and condition. We suggested a safe option for you, but perhaps you were in search of different pain medication. The medications prescribed are far safer than narcotic anti-inflammatory drugs and have low chance of anaphylaxis . Nationally, there has been a large push to reduce the prescription of narcotics for pain and we follow this protocol. Call us with questions. Thank you.
Willoughby, OH |
He misdiagnosed my injury as a torn bicep when it was a torn rotator cuff. He didn't even do an x-ray or MRI which would have showed him that he was wrong.
in Cortland, OH |
Dr. Gobezie repaired a torn rotator cuff for my husband several years ago. After going through rehab, his range of motion was almost 100%. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Gobezie to anyone in need of shoulder surgery, and in fact, I have!
Cleveland, OH |
There is no better shoulder doctor in Cleveland, and probably the country, than Dr. Gobezie.His empathy and concern amply the value of his medical skills (which are considerable). He put my shoulder back together after I tore it up, then fixed it again when I mangled it without another surgery. A genuine, excellent physician.
in Cleveland, OH |
Waited 2 hours before being seen. Was seen for about 5 minutes by the doctor. Expensive, worthless visit. The doctor gave me no help for my injury and I had to schedule an appointment with another doctor. On top of that, the front desk didn't get my home address to bill me for the visit so I go a call from a collection agency a few months later. I asked to give it to them and they said don't worry! I was confused by that, but figured they knew what they were doing and it'd go through insurance.
in Highland Heights, OH |
Very friendl, approachable. Makes you feel at ease
New York, NY |
I would never recommend him to anyone. After his initial surgery I experienced severe pain for months and he disregarded me and would not follow up on the cause of the pain. I had to go to another shoulder surgeon to relieve the pain and restore my shoulder.
in Cleveland, OH |
Absolutely wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The shot took my pain right away !! Such a nice person, too !!!
in Strongsville,OH |
Never looked at our son's MRI for his shoulder but felt he could state that our boy had only a bicep dislocation vs a shoulder dislocation. A second opinion where the doctor looked at the MRI found a major labrum tear and bone damage.
in Northfield, OH |
In the 3 times that I have seen Dr. Gobezie he is always ontime and never makes you feel that he is rushing. Super nice guy all around.
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  • Aetna
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