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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
South Pointe Hospital Medical Office Building
Primary Location

South Pointe Hospital Medical Office Building


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Health
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 42 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lahey Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Burlington, MA USA

Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Internship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Graduate School - Yale University
New Haven, CT USA

Undergraduate - Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

benign anorectal disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Wu, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 10/13/2021, Dr. Wu 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

185 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Colonoscopies are not fun but Dr Wu and staff made it informative and not unpleasant

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Information from Doctor was good.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Wu and his staff are terrific!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr Wu answered all my questions and showed great concern for my health issues when administering my sedative.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr Wu is a very good doctor and.personable person that makes you feel at ease. So glad I was referred to him

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Everything was great however I rich that the doctor I was seeing could have him a little bit more patient with me I was very nervous with the exam he had to do with me but other than that it was okay

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Wu for many years. In my experience he is one of the best doctors there is for his area of expertise. Many doctors treat patients but don't really solve their problems. Dr. Wu listens and resolves his patients problems in the best way possible. Dr Wu has a great manner and inspires confidence, I am thankful to have him as my dr. and completely trust him.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Excellent care and Dr. Wu answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Great doctor and great care.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr Wu and his nurse were caring, informative, thorough, and professional.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

We had to wait for the pathology report to come back, but Dr. Wu called me to let me know of the results before releasing the letter to mychart. This was very appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

The doctor was amazing! He was very thorough, professional and yet compassionate. He explained everything to me and came out after the procedure to go over the results with mu wife. He called me personally when my results came back. I an very pleased!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

dr wu is an amazing doctor. he listens to every concern or thought and explains everything so you are confident about your condition and health.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

This was my 3rd procedure by Dr. Wu. Each time he has been the the same. Very professional, showed compassion, and made me feel more at ease. When he came in with the information, very caring and I felt that I was in good hands. I go back in 5 years and hope that he is still there.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Excellent communication from nurses and Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Excellent Dr. Wu and the nursing staff were outstanding

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

dr Wu was excellent and very caring and courteous. since I'm 9 months pregnant and on crutches, he even checked in after with both my husband and I to make sure I found my way out of the hospital and made it home ok.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Wu is very understanding. He takes the time to listen to me and address my concerns. I would recommend him to anyone in need of his exceptional skills.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

DR WU great at describing what was needed best for my care and has always been thorough with my exam and making sure that I Received the best treatment

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

DR Wu is always good at making the best choice for my medical treatment

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Your team were and ALWAYS have been World Class in all facets of my continuing experience with The Cleveland Clinic. Dr Wu and staff exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much for what your team does.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr. Wu is awesome; explained every detail about my surgery; very professional and compassionate; I would recommend Dr. Wu and South Pointe to all my friends and family as I do now

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

love Dr. Wu

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr Wu is Wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr Wu is amazing! I hope that I never have to refer anyone to him but I am so very thankful I was referred to him. He is an amazing doctor and surgeon - I appreciate him very much

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Wu is the greatest; he sat down with me and explained everything and answered all my concerns. He is clam natured and very gentle; professional

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr. Wu was very thorough and respectful to my current situation. I appreciated his attention to detail and walk-through of the condition and how we proceed moving forward.

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