Department General Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • LAP-BAND
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Enterocele
  • Esophagitis
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Fissure
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • GI Bleeding
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
  • Stomach Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Temple University Hospital
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
2002

Fellowship - Allegheny University Hospitals-Hahnemann
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1999

Residency - Allegheny University Hospitals-Hahnemann
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1998

Medical School - Hahnemann University Medical College
M.D.
Philadelphia, PA USA
1996

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
1992

Certifications

  • Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/8/2016, Dr. Cha 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

128 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017

great job!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2017

Dr. Cha is a very good surgeon, but he tends to be terse and abrupt unless prodded, which makes things difficult since patients usually do not know the questions to ask. I am a professional with two advanced degrees and do not like to be spoken to as if I am simple-minded or a fool.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2016

I was always made aware of what I was to do after leaving an appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016

Very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

Cannot say enough about Dr. Cha. He is a surgeon who successfully kept me out of surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016

I absolutely do not have one complaint about this hospital or the care that I received.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2016

Everything about my visit and care by Dr. Cha was OUTSTANDING!

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