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

South Pointe Hospital Medical Office Building

Appointment:
216.491.7861
Desk:
216.491.7861
Fax:
216.491.7690

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

Appointed
2000

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lahey Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Burlington, MA USA
1994

Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA
1993

Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA
1988

Internship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA
1987

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1986

Graduate School - Yale University
New Haven, CT USA
1978

Undergraduate - Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH USA
1973

Certifications

  • 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

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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. 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

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr. Wu and the staff during the procedure were all excellent. Getting there was the problem.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Shared knowledge of what is going on with me, explained the process of the testing and what to expect with results of the testing. But the most telling characteristic of this doctor is the compassion in which he delivered all of this information.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I have seen Dr. Wu a few times now. He is caring and his technique is masterful. The colonoscopy I had prior to seeing him hurt.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Wu and nursing staff are excellent, as is the overall experience at South Point hospital. Much better than at Hillcrest Hosp.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

The nurse who was putting in the IV was have some difficulties. She was apologetic and got another nurse to do it who was extremely good and explain some "tricks of the trade" to the younger nurse. A very good teaching experience. Dr. Wu was amazing. He was personable, compassionate and guided me through the procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Doctor Wu was very courteous & professional.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr.Wu was phenomenal.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Wu is one of the best health care professionals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He listens, he responds, he's informative, he's prompt and he follows up. He is the consummate professional physician

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr. Wu and his team of nurses were extraordinary. I felt seen and cared for. All questions and concerns were addressed. Dr. Wu has a caring bedside manner and was professional. During the procedure, I was experiencing pain and the nurse saw this in my face. She asked the dr if I could have some more sedation and he said yes. She put her hand on my shoulder and said it was going to be okay. That simple gesture greatly relieved my anxiety.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

This was my 4th or 5th colonoscopy. My other experiences were either bad or terrible, leaving me with terrible anxiety over the procedure. This time, I felt cared for from start to finish. I wish I could remember the nurses' names in the procedure room with Dr. Wu but they were fantastic. I hope my praise gets back to everybody involved.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr Wu is a great doctor. Explained everything was friendly and caring

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Had a good experience with the clinic. Dr wu is a very good doctor and would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

It was a very good experience consulting Dr.James Wu.He checked me and explained everything what's going in my body.I am very satisfied with his consultation.I hope I will be better soon .Thankyou

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Doctor visit was terrible and disrespectful

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr. Wu is an outstanding doctor. He thoroughly explains everything and shows great compassion.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Wu is the consummate professional. Thorough, efficient and polite. He keeps the patient informed every small step of the way and answers questions fully and understandably.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Wu is great! He accommodated me promptly

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Wu is a wonderful physician; very attentive; treated me like a member of his family

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. James Wu is the very best I would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Wu was sincere and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

My favorite doctor. Makes you feel comfortable when it's an awkward diagnoses. Explains everything very well and does he cares.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

My experience was very good. The nurse was very nice & the Doctor was very informative.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr Wu is very compassionate, respectful of staff as well as patient. Thoroughly explained procedure as well as result

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