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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 Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Operations
  • 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 Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

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

About Ali Aminian, M.D.

Ali Aminian, M.D. is Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He is Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and is 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 (>200) 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, TIME, Reuters, Forbes, among the others. Prior to joining the Clinic, he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran for 6 years.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Metabolic & Diabetes Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2015

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2013

Fellowship - Southeast Clinical Research Associates
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Houston, TX USA
2012

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

Medical Education - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences & Health Services
Shiraz,
2002

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

87 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

dr amini is the best

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

My anesthesia team was amazing. And *Dr. Wilson was fantastic.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

dr Aminion was very helpful. he came up with a plan to help with my health problem.

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