Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 7 Specialties +


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About Scott Steele, MD

Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point (1994). Earned medical degree from University of Wisconsin in 1998.  Completed residency in general surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA (2003) and fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (2005).  On active duty from 1998-2015, including four combat deployments, and serving at Madigan Army Medical Center as a colorectal surgeon and Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program.  Most recently was the Division Chief of Colorectal Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs and Associate Director of Surgical Services for the Digestive Health Institute.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Minnesota
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Minneapolis, MN USA

Residency - Madigan Army Medical Center
General Surgery
Tacoma, WA USA

Medical School - University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, WI USA

Professional Highlights

  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Editor-in-Chief, Clinics of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Co-Editor, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
  • Bronze Star Recipient


  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Rectal Cancer; Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Outcomes Research


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Western Surgical, Pacific Coast Surgical
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/7/2018, Dr. Steele 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

183 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Dr Scott Steele is absolutely outstanding in any and all areas of the care he provides to his patients. He is a wonderful example for other medical providers to follow. .

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

I was impressed with Dr. Steele's knowledge of my concerns. He had my records in hand which meant he had looked at my case before he met with me.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Everyone made me comfortable. Dr. Steele was very knowledgeable and took his time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

I am impressed with how prompt Dr. Steele is when I have an appointment with him. In the past fifteen months I have had a half dozen appointments with Dr. Steele. I travel close to five hours for these appointments and always arrive early. I have NEVER had to wait to see Dr. Steele. I am seen immediately and his staff is as efficient as he is. Also, Dr. Steele never appears to be rushed to get to his next patient. He makes me believe that I am the only patient and the most important patient that he needs to see that day.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

very good doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

excellent experience; I thought Dr. Steele was outstanding.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

*Dr. Steele is amazing - He and his staff out did my expectations.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Dr Steele and his office staff im very happy with no complaints Dr Steele is a very wonderful Dr he is a great Dr and I would recommend him to anyone I'm very pleased with what he done for me

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Dr Steele and his staff made sure I understood what to do about my follow up care very pleased

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

very well structured office visits with Dr. Steele. Dr. Fish, Rachel and nurse

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Dr. Scott Steele and his team were realprofessionals.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

EXCELLENT timing regarding my appointment....from waiting room until the end of my appointment. I couldn't believe how efficient the staff/nurses/interns and Dr. Steele were/was. Very professional, helpful and extremely competent/impressive!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018

*Dr. Steal is a complete professional.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2018

Not many follow up instructions were given. The procedure was not completed, and Dr. Steele only came in while I was still under heavy sedation. The only people who I felt respected by were the reception staff and the fellow, Dr. Bhattacharrya

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017

Physicians were EXCELLENT in EVERY way. I cannot say enough positive things about them. I appreciate the quality of care I was given & the kind & respectful way I was treated beyond words!

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