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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

  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 10 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 Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
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Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2000

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lahey Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Burlington, MA
1994

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

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

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

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

Graduate School - Yale University
New Haven, CT
1978

Undergraduate - Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
1973

Certifications

  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 3/22/2024, Dr. Wu has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

243 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Wu gives good explanations

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr Wu took what was an embarrassing situation for me and turned it into a comfortable Dr visit. He talked to me the whole time and explained to me everything about the procedure. Kudos To Him.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Wu made me feel very at ease before and after the procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

It's great to have a doctor that is passionate about their job.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Wu, and staff were very nice

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I felt very comfortable with Dr Wu, and his team

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Wu and his nurses were excellent in explaining the procedure

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

The originally scheduled with dr macron but she had a family emergency. That's understandable. But she had no openings for 2 months and I had to use a different doctor. That wasn't great. But Dr Wu was good.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr wu was good

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Wu was such a pleasure. He made me laugh/smile and talked me through the risk without making me feel afraid. He was so nice.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Wu was very kind and helped put me at ease before my first colonoscopy. He joked around a bit when he introduced himself and then took the time to thoroughly explain everything that was going to happen and what I could expect. I felt very comfortable with him as my doctor, and I will definitely use him again when I need my next colonoscopy..

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Wu was very professional while at the same time being pleasant and comforting. It was the best colonoscopy I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Wu and his staff were great and I felt completely confident in their care

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr Wu and his staff take interest in his patients as people. I really appreciate that; it's wonderfully different from other visits I've had at the Clinic when I've felt like a number.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Wu is the kindest and most courteous doctor I have ever known. He has been my physician for 27 years. I appreciate him so much.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr Wu was very informative, took time to explain things, and was also very kind

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Wu was very kind.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Having known Dr. Wu for many years now. I depend on him as both a friend my doctor. I never doubt his expertise or his concern for my health.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Wu was excellent in explaining and preparing me for this.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Dr. Wu made me feel comfortable and didn't rush through the examination. He's really a nice guy.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Wu was very nice and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Wu is very personable. Gives good explanations I feel confident in his care.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Wu has proven himself to be incredibly informative, patient in his explanations, professional but kind, and has a terrific bedside manner. I have been under his care for 6 years and at 67 years old, I can honestly say he is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Wu through 30 years of treatment, off and on, has always shown the utmost care and concern for my health and overall well being

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Wu is so good and easy to talk to over this sensitive issue that I saw him about. He always puts me at ease and really listens to me without causing me to feel shame or anything with all this.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Terrible experience. Would not deal with this dr or his staff

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Wu was outstanding! He was very detailed from start to finish; he showed genuine concern for my well-being. I was impressed with his Immediate follow-up letter to my primary care doctor and appreciated that he copied me on that letter.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Wu and his staff did an awesome job for me! Thank you all so much!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr wu is also excellent. His team was friendly and professional. This was my second time with Dr. Wu and he was wonderful again. Clearly explained the results while I was in recovery-all around excellence.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Wu has referred me to Dr Jason Wolfe for follow up treatment. I was contacted by scheduling to set up the follow up care and was informed Dr. Wolfe's schedule was filled for this year and I would have to wait until next year to get in to see him. Good luck with that.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

I will return to Dr. Wu!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2023

Dr Wu is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Wu is outstanding! I always look forward to my. Is it's with him.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Doctor was friendly & professional. All instructions were clearly explained.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I felt my provider had my best interests as top priority. Very comfortable the whole time. I liked him right from the start.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Got right in. Dr Wu was respectful to my thoughts and questions. Quickly we together made a game plan for my issues.

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