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

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diseases of the Small Bowel
  • Esophagus Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • 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

82 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

set up virtual visit as instructed but failed to work. ended up as a phone visit. positive was doctor was on time as scheduled.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Amazing doctors.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr Aminian was very helpful and put me at ease about my procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr.Aiminion did a amazing job with my surgery very kind and understanding

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. visited in the morning. Did not come back until I requested release around 5 p.m. Also I felt that instructions on release were not the best as I am slow to come off of anesthesia. COVID unfortunately did not help as no one was with me upon release.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I am EXTREMELY happy with this Dr. I believe he will be able to get to the problem of things which no one else in my area has been able to. He is a great Dr. I have had him once before and he Was wonderful.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr is very professional and bedside manners are great! makes talking with him easy!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Care providers instructions are always clear and precise and they make sure you understand everything and always ask if you understand everything or have any questions.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. Aminian was very kind-hearted, displayed a deep understanding about the procedure, methods, and...eliminated any concerns, questions I posed to him. Provided an understanding of pre-op and post-op procedures. Very helpful.

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

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