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
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Rectal Cancer
- Rectal Prolapse
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Minnesota
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Minneapolis, MN USA
Residency - Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA USA
Medical School - University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, WI USA
- 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
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
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As of 11/29/2017, 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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119 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
8 Patient Comments
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!
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017
My doctor (Dr. Steele & staff) excellent, excellent!!
Reviewed on Jul 15, 2017
Dr. Steele is amazing & helped me very much.
Reviewed on May 5, 2017
I felt the doctor was very competent. LIked what he was doing & had my best interest at heart.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2017
Top notch Professional.
Reviewed on Apr 11, 2017
After surgery when I was still in recovery the doctor came to see my wife in the common waiting area to discuss with her the results of the surgery. There were also people there from other families waiting. It would seem better to have the doctor discuss these matters in a more private setting, as other people nearby could hear the entire conversation. I think this could be handled much better from a privacy concern.
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