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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi, Persian
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.445.3030
Fax:
216.445.1586
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery with Focus on Reflux Disease
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • GERD Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Diabetes
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Obesity
  • Prediabetes
View all 8 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About Ali Aminian, MD

Ali Aminian, M.D. is Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and specifically surgery for severe obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disease.

As an academic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Dr. Aminian has been involved in clinical and experimental research on the role of minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures in management of obesity, diabetes, metabolic disease, and fatty liver disease. He has an outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications (>250) in high impact journals including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Diabetes Care, and Annals of Surgery. His studies have been widely covered by the media such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TIME, CNN, Reuters, Newsweek, and Forbes, indicating their importance from public health perspective. Prior to joining the Clinic in 2012, he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran for 6 years.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2014

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Fellowship: Advanced Metabolic and Diabetes Surgery
Cleveland, OH
2015

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Cleveland, OH
2014

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Research Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
Cleveland, OH
2013

Residency - Tehran University of Medical Sciences
General Surgery
Tehran, Iran
2006

Medical Education - Shiraz University
Shiraz, Iran
2002

Certifications

  • Focused Practice in Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Gastrointestinal surgery, foregut surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, and diabetes surgery.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ali Aminian, MD.

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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 3/22/2024, Dr. Aminian has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Aminian receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Eli Lilly and Company

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

76 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr. Aminian is at the top of my list! Professional and courteous and prepared me well for surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I loved my appointment and I love Dr ammimion

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

The doctor and the staff were very nice and explained things so we understood awesome visit

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