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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
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.7000
Desk:
216.445.6297
Fax:
216.445.8627
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and 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 Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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 82 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 Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Coccydynia
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fap
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Functional Disorders
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • 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 - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 72 Specialties +
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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 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 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 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

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 Education - 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 - 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

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

See publications for Michael A. Valente, DO.

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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 12/28/2021, 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

122 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Valente explained everything in detail and took time to answer all my questions

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

I found the doctor very refreshing, he listened and told me a straight forward answer

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr Valente and his nurse Ashley are great to work with

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr Valente appears genuine when discussing information. He wants to make sure the patient understands, He always welcomes questions and explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

My visit with the physician was comfortable and went very well. He was very professional and personable. He explained everything very well and I was was able to make an informed decision for the treatment of my particular cancer.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Experience was good,physician excellent

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr Valente is extraordinary. Professional, personable, intelligent and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Dr Valente has good communication skills and a great demeanor.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Very nice Dr. Very caring and professional. Good medical team. I would recommend this doctor to friends and family.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Everything was a little rushed and the doctor only came in after I was prepped for the procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr Valente is extremely professional and cordial and so I his resident and his nurse and the whole staff. Excellent bedside manners and also a personal touch he ads with some humor and small talk.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Overall very good experience. Dr Valente has been amazing. I feel very lucky to have had him do my surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Everything with Dr. Valente has been great.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Valente is above the very good grade he is excellent. He sets the bar for all doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Valente. He is so kind, caring and respectful. I really appreciate how informative he is and how willing he is to answer questions. I also really appreciate how he informs me about my options and involves me in the decision making process. Definitely one of the best doctors I have ever met.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

He was very open and compassionate I felt listened to and heard by the Physician . I would have no problem recommending him or his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Very pleased with Dr. Valente and Abby.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Valente indicated he was presenting my mom to Tumor Board on 10/01/21. He indicated he or his staff would get back to me by the end of the day with their treatment recommendation. I had called on 10/5 for the result(s). To date, I have yet to get results.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Everything went as planned. Service provided by the doctors and staff were exceptional. The only issue I have is I am still waiting for the doctors approval of a board meeting notes that explains their recommendations for surgery. I need this to provide my doctors I am meeting with locally.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

My husband, mom (the patient) and I were so impressed with Dr. Valente, his staff and the virtual appointment. We were ecstatic that he offered his expertise to us. We have decided he will be the doctor to perform her surgery. He had such compassion and respect during the appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr. Valente is very professional, personable, open to discussing options, and willing to do all that he can to help. He is extraordinarily capable. The very best surgeon that I know.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I had a great conversation with Dr. Valente

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

The only problem I have is Dr. Valente said they would arrange a follow up visit and I have heard nothing, but maybe it is too soon I don't know. Thank you

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

They were amazing. (*Dr. Valente & his team).

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

I came in with great concern, but all of the doctors were working together to find a fix it was a relief.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Valente is kind and compassionate. He is thorough and takes his time with all your concerns. I would highly recommend him to any friend or family member of mine.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I like the face to face better just because before I could see the scan results on the Doctors computer. But this worked out well.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I was referred to a doctor and never headroom them. called the clinic and set up medical record number. called the doctor desk and the secretary told me I needed to go to a different doctor. she was fabulous and directed me to the right doctor and helped set up my appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Valente is absolutely magnificent!!! He, his assts. and Cleveland Clinic are all lifesavers!!!!!!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

I am so pleased with Dr Valenti ! I can't say enough positives about my care from initial visit to surgery to recovery and to follow up. I felt calm and assured in his care.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr Valente took as much time as was needed to discuss & answer my questions. His explanations were detailed & gave much information. Actually, it is because of the extensive surgery Dr Valente performed on me (along with many prayers from family & friends) that I am alive today and high functioning.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

When I left Dr. V.'s office I understood my condition much better and understood the trearment that I had to have to help me try to beat the cancer that I have.

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