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Michael A. Valente, DO

216.444.7000

Michael A. Valente, DO
Department: Colorectal Surgery
Location: West Valley Medical Building
Mail Code FR30
20455 Lorain Road #301
Fairview Park, OH 44126
WorkAppointment:216.444.7000
DeskDesk:440.673.0100
WorkFax:440.673.0108
Michael A. Valente, DO
Department: Colorectal Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A-30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.7000
DeskDesk:216.445.6297
WorkFax:216.445.8627
Michael A. Valente, DO
Department: Colorectal Surgery
Location: Strongsville Family Health Center
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH 44136
WorkAppointment:216.444.7000
DeskDesk:440.878.2500
WorkFax:216.445.8627
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Michael A. Valente is a staff surgeon in The Department of Colorectal Surgery and The Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic.  He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and completed his medical degree at The Ohio University.  Dr. Valente completed his internship and general surgery residency at Summa Health System, Akron City Hospital, which was followed by advanced fellowship training at Ohio Health/The Ohio State University in Colon and Rectal Surgery in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Valente is currently the associate program director for the colon and rectal residency program at Cleveland Clinic and has a strong interest in surgical education and teaching both medical students and residents/fellows.  Dr. Valente is board certified by both The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and The American Board of Surgery.  He is an active member and holds various leadership positions in surgical organizations throughout the country.

Dr. Valente's specialty and research interests include laparoscopic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders, advanced endoscopic techniques, and surgical education.   Dr. Valente has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented his research interests both nationally and internationally.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Grant Medical Center
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Columbus, OH USA
2011
Residency - Akron City Hospital
General Surgery
Akron, OH USA
2010
Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA
2005
Undergraduate - Gannon University
Biology
Erie, PA USA
2001

Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Cancer and Polyps of the Colon, Rectum and Anus, Laparoscopic and Minimally Colon and Rectal Surgery, Complex Anorectal Diseases, Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Sphincter-Saving Operations, Diverticular Disease, Intestinal Stomas, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery, Fecal Incontinence Surgery, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Anorectal Physiology and Ultrasound

Awards & Honors

Doctor of Distinction - Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Cleveland Surgical Society
  • Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Anorecal Physiology And Ultrasonography
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage Surgery
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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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. The 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, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/3/2013, Dr. Valente 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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