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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Heated Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage Surgery
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectopexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon Diseases
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 81 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Coccydynia
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Female Incontinence
  • Functional Disorders
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 70 Specialties +


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About Michael A. Valente, DO

Michael A. Valente, DO, FACS, FASCRS is a staff surgeon in The Department of Colorectal Surgery and The Digestive Disease and Surgery 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 Grant Medical Center/The Ohio State University in Colon and Rectal Surgery in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Valente is currently Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr Valente is also the program director of the prestigious colon and rectal residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Valente has a strong interest in surgical education and teaching both medical students and residents/fellows and has been awarded the distinguished teacher of the year for colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

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 multiple surgical organizations throughout the country. Dr Valente is the past President of both The Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and The Cleveland Surgical Society.

Dr. Valente's specialty and research interests include cancer of the appendix, peritoneum, colon, rectum and anus, cytoreductive surgery/HIPEC, complex re-operative surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopic techniques, laparoscopic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery, 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 & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Grant Medical Center
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Columbus, OH USA

Residency - Akron City Hospital
General Surgery
Akron, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - Gannon University
Erie, PA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

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

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Colorectal Surgery, 2014-2015
  • Doctor of Distinction - Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital


  • 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
  • Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michael A. Valente, DO.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 12/11/2022, 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 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

242 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
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Valente is outstanding: extremely competent and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Valente is excellent at making you feel comfortable and reassuring you're in good care.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Valenti is professional, caring, and reassuring. I felt so much better leaving his office with a plan.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr Valente and his team are the very best. He puts this patient (me) before anything else and is willing to do what is needed for me to return to good health. Dr Valente takes the time to listen and answers questions as well as discussing what can be expected in the future. I thank God that he used Dr Valente to save my life as I thank Dr Valente for being used by God.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Valente is a true professional and he cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Nurse Karen O'Brien and Dr. Michael Valente were wonderful and explained everything. Very supportive!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

They were very thorough in asking questions and on examination. The changes that they had me make were almost immediately for the better. Definitely want this doctor, his nurse and the other doctor who was there at the appointment to be part of my care team. Awesome!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Valente and his team were fabulous!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

The staff at Dr. M. Valente's office is always courteous and kind. I have never had an issue getting in for an appointment and rarely do I have to wait very long to be seen.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Valente is an amazing specialist. He cares for his patients as people and individuals. He takes time to answer questions and explains things thoroughly. He never seems bothered or put out by his patients having questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Valente has is very kind and concerned about his patients needs.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Valenti was excellent during my visit. He answered all my questions and was helpful and very nice. At the end of the call, he told me "you're going to do just fine", and those words meant the world to me.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Doctor was excellent World class care

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Consistent excellence service. The absolute best treatment by the physicians and staff. Thank you

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Valante is the best surgeon! Highly recommend him

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr Valente basically saved my life, he operated on me when no one else would even consider giving me a chance!! He will always be a hero in my household!! He has gone above and beyond in my health care!!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

We already recommended Dr. Valente and Cleveland Clinic to someone. Trusting that I'm in good hands for my surgery!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr Valente is an amazing humble caring doctor...I know I'm being heard and I'm going to have answers or help with any issues I have.... The nurse even held my hand prior to the procedure because I was a bit anxious before going under .. Those little touches help focus or refocus a worried patient and are much appreciated even anesthesia and assistant were so helpful and checked on me while in recovery

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

I love Dr Valente! He's outgoing and personable, I never feel rushed and he answers all my questions and provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Hu took excellent care of me.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

I would not want anyone to treat me other than this staff. It all starts at the top. Dr. Valente, is friendly, courteous, and kind...and VERY smart. He examines thoroughly, explains everything and I would always recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Valente helped me in a time of great need and worry. Immensely Appreciated his kindness and care.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Was great, made everything easily understandable, made me very comfortable having him do my procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Valente is very kind. He shows great concern for my comfort and answered all my questions. He is clearly an expert, but very humble as well. He also has a great sense of humor!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Both physicians (Dr. Valent? and McNamara) were so receptive to questions and we're very skilled in walking us through possible care options.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Valente has the best bedside manner. He's caring, concerned and explains things from an easy to understand way..His Whole team actually are amazing... They are professional but feel like old friends... Based on my experience with this team they set the precedence for my expectations for all my doctors ... Thanks to all of you for making it easy to discuss all my needs with no fear or judgement this is a department many would have pause based on their area of practice ... I've discussed everything from chewing to pooing as simply as that

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Valente and the attending PA were very thoughtful and patient with my questions and explained in detail how surgery would be approached. They were very respectful.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

I felt safe seeing how professional and caring was the doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

A great doctor with excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Valente is number one in his field.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Doctor was helpful and prescribed a new medication which seems to be helping. Thank you

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