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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.7000
Desk:
216.445.6297
Fax:
216.445.8627

Additional Locations

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
  • 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)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anemia
  • 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
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Biography

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 Cnter/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 surgical organizations throughout the country.  Dr Valente is currently the President of The Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and President of the Cleveland Surgical Society.

Dr. Valente's specialty and research interests include cancer of the colon, rectum and anus, laparoscopic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopic techniques, 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

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Grant Medical Center
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Columbus, OH USA
2011

Residency - Akron City Hospital
General Surgery
Akron, OH USA
2010

Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
D.O.
Athens, OH USA
2005

Undergraduate - Gannon University
Biology
Erie, PA USA
2001

Professional Highlights

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

Certifications

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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 12/6/2017, 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

128 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

I came in for a second opinion and was thoroughly impressed. in my 48 Year's, this is the best medical care I have ever received. dr Valente was unbelievable

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

I love CC, and Dr Valentes staff, the ostome nurse, everyone treats me like family. I love you all for saving my life 2 years ago and for all you do.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Thoughful, clear, extremely knowledgeable, and honest dialogue regarding treatment options and outcomes. Kind, respectful, courteous bedside manner. All that a patient could ask for in a surgeon in his field. I admire his professionalism and down-to-Earth rapport. Spoke in lay terms without any sense of big ego. I felt the conversation about my health status, treatment options, and outcomes was clear, concise. Dr. Valente treated me with respect and kindness.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

*Dr. Michael Valente is highly skilled & has a phenomenal bedside manner. ALWAYs treats me with care & concern. He saved my life & continues to address after cancer care.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2018

Even though I had extreme pain that was difficult to manage at first, EVERYONE made me feel that my concerns were valid and treated me w/patience, never making me feel that I was a burden. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

*Dr. Valente was very relatable & easy to understand during explanation. He put me at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2017

I am very pleased with this provider and comfortable in the care I have always received.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017

so lucky to have such a kind,compassionate , talented, informative, brilliant surgeon. Dr Valente was so calming in this trying situation.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2017

Dr.Valente was very informative and took his time to understand the problem and provide a plan of action.

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