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
  • Anorecal Physiology And Ultrasonography
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Heated Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage Surgery
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
View all 45 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Coccydynia
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Functional Disorders
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 48 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 assistant professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio University Heritage College of Ostepathic 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 was recently 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


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/11/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

140 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 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Mom felt Dr Valente took a good amount of time with her and she really felt he cared about her

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

the doctors and nurses were so nice!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I was very impressed with the amount of time Dr Valente took to discuss my particular problem and all possible options. I feel very confident that he will come up with a suitable plan after all testing is completed.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr very compassionate , very detailed

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Valentine's is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Valente is simply the best. Best as a surgeon. Best as a care provider. Best as a caring person. It is not only likely that we would recommend him to others, but we have already done so by name to a great many (350+) of our friends via e-blast updates to family/friends nationwide.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

As earlier noted regarding Dr. Valente, I did, do and will sing the praises of this staff. It's most impressive.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I lucked out when I was able to see Dr. Valente. he is a very good physician.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Valente is always willing to listen and discuss any concerns with me. He is very down to earth an is even able to add a sense of humor to the examination which always helps put me at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

spent more time with the two interns, so visit with actual doctor was fast paced and direct. But overall good visit.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

could not see Dr for months so I saw nurse practitioner then was able to see Dr in days

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

dr valente and his staff where very informational about my illness and took time to explain what steps we should take for a proper recovery

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

I have already given my Dr. name to others that have asked my opinion my Dr. is amazing and his bedside manner is extraordinary

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

I always have a great experience with Dr. Valente and his staff. Angela always makes sure to take care of me and any questions or problems I have outside of my appointments. Dr. Valente and his staff truly care and always go above and beyond in patient care

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Valente saved my life literally almost 6 years ago. He has now performed 3 surgeries on me and I have never once had a single complaint about him. He is an amazing and gifted surgeon and he genuinely cares about his patients as he knows what we are going through is not easy. I owe a lot to this man for sure. He is the only surgeon I fully trust.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr. Valente was excellent !!!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Valente was very thorough and validating. He was informative and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr Valente is a very gifted surgeon, but more importantly a fine human being who relates very well to his patients. That is rare these days.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I am extremely excited to see what Dr. Valente can do for me. Him and his staff had excellent bedside manner and were very easy to talk to. I've had a lot of problems with my current care. It was very refreshing.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr. Valente genuinely cares about his patients and takes the time to listen to them.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Excellent carung doctor and staff! Thank you!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Absolutely had a experience that exceeded my expectations. Loved my physician.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019

My doctor, *Dr. Michael Valente & his team were the best ever!!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

The only thing is I had to wait for the doctor too long. I was at a point I wanted to leave. My appointment was for 8 in the morning. I did not see the doctor until 1 hour or so. I understand there are a lot of patients that is fine, but when I made the appointment I thought it was for 8 and the wait time is about 15 to 20 minutes. It has to be a better way.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

After waiting for the physician to come to see me, I was told that the physician did not do Colonoscopy. I had paid $50.00 for the appointment, $4.00 for parking and missed a day of work to have nothing done for me that my personal physician did when he made the referral for me. Extremely disappointed.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

*Dr. Valente's thorough evaluation, included two colonoscopies. His bedside manner was exemplary.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

He's an awesome doctor very helpful and caring

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