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

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diseases of the Small Bowel
  • Esophagus Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Metabolic Complications of Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Prediabetes
  • Stomach Cancer
View all 18 Specialties +


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About Ali Aminian, M.D.

Ali Aminian, M.D. is Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He is Associate 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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Education - Shiraz University of Medical Sciences & Health Services

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

102 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 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

dr was very caring and easied my mine.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

Love my dr.'s they were so great & explained everything.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I Love Dr Ali he saved my life, I'm getting bigger and healthier. The Staff at Cleveland Clinic is wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

liked. the way Dr discussed various options and suggested consult with hernia surgeon before proceeding

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr. Aminian doesn't come across as a warm and caring doctor. But he comes across as a knowledgeable and very competent doctor and that is what I want in my surgeon.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr Amanini is wonderful

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Arminian answered all my questions and treated me with dignity and respect.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

dr. aminian was amazing. I was a nervous wreck and he was so sweet and helpful at calming me down and explaining everything thoroughly to me.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Aminian explained in detail my procedure along with all of the risks and the percentages. I have high confidence of success in my up coming surgery with him.

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