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Ian Lavery, MD


Ian Lavery, MD
Department: Colorectal Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Ian C. Lavery, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. His specialty interests include carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, sphincter-saving operations, stoma surgery and pediatric gastrointestinal surgery.

After training in Australia and the United States, he joined Cleveland Clinic in 1976 with board- certification. He served on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors at Cleveland Clinic as well as numerous boards associated with national organizations. Dr. Lavery has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications as well as book chapters used as learning criteria for the specialty of colon and rectal surgery.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Repatriation General Hospital
General Surgery
Melbourne Australia
Residency - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Internal Medicine
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Internship - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Rotating Internship
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Medical School - University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine
St. Lucia, Queenslan Australia


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, pediatric gastrointestinal surgery, sphincter-saving operations, stoma surgery

Awards & Honors

Named Best Doctor, Cleveland Magazine


  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Cleveland Surgical Society
  • Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Treatment & Services

  • Colectomy
  • Contact Radiotherapy
  • Endoscopy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • J Pouch
  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage Surgery
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Sphincter Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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