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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
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Biography

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

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA
2018

Fellowship - University of Minnesota
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Minneapolis, MN USA
2005

Residency - Madigan Army Medical Center
General Surgery
Tacoma, WA USA
2003

Medical Education - University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, WI USA
1998

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

Certifications

  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Memberships

  • 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/20/2019, Dr. Steele has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Steele receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Bard Davol

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

216 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Steele has always answered my question and concerns in a matter of me being able to understand him. Cleveland clinic is fortunate to have him on their team of Physicians and Surgeons.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I understand that *Dr. Scott Steele came into recovery area to check on me. I appreciated his concern for me.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I only wish I could have more time with Dr. Steele during the appointment, but I know he has a very busy schedule.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Steele's schedule appears to not allow for much dialogue or discussion. I drive an hour and a half for ten miniutes of face time with the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

*Dr. Steele and his associates were fantastic great physician assistant (*Hanna) highly recommend their surgical team.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

the team I work with are very professional. I have revived different opinions from other doctors but I am sticking with Dr. Steele. I like his resume and confidence.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Great experience, the secret to being great is the people you put around you for support. Dr. Steele has a great job of building his team around him. I like straight talk and provides it. of course I don't always agree with him based on what other doctors have told me about my condition. I am sticking with Dr. Steele's advice and doing what he recommends.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Steele and his entire staff are excellent.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr Scott Steele is wonderful.,he wasn't blowing his own ego , but I felt very confident and that he was competent in completing my surgery that physician in Michigan said couldn't be done:, I had no fear of the surgery and peace that things would go smoothly. he and his assistant Dr Sklow get A+

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

we are from Michigan.,after the one visit here, by the time we were home there was a message from Dr Steele's nurse Rachael to check on me and had set up next appointment.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

excellent doctor and experience

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Your facility is supurb. Nothing is left out and Dr. Steele is fabulous. I can't say enough about anything.:-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr Steele is very professional and compassionate and one of the best at Cleveland clinic in my opinion! I highly recommend him and his staff!

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Very good. Like Dr. Steele very much..

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr. Steele has an excellent professional demeanor and is attentive to my concerns and care.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Steele is a very good, thorough, kind, compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

*Dr. Steple & his staff were very caring and attentive to my needs. They are the very best!!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

*Dr. S. Steele and his staff did an excellent job and I would recommend him to family & friends!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

*Dr. Steel and *Hannah are amazing.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

*Dr. Steele's team is first class.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

I was very pleased with my first visit with Dr Steel. He eased my stress about starting with a new physician as nd he was very patient and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Steele is awesome he's very caring he break stuff down so that you can understand it and his office staff is amazing

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

I love dr Steele he is the best. I'm glad of the opportunity I had of meeting him.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

I would very highlight recommend dr Steele an the hospital

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Very impressed with *Dr. Steele and *Dr. Dinallo. Definitely recommend either. I felt very lucky to get *Dr. Steele.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

All interactions with Dr. Steele and his staff have been excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

My experiences with Dr. Scott Steele and Cleveland Clinic have been excellant every time

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Everyone was nice and very helpful. i arrived early for my appointment and was seen early and quickly. Dr. Steele was very informative and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Steele is wonderful in every way. He is very caring, very knowledgeable of course and is just great. I could not possibly begin to say how marvelous he is.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

can't say enough about the excellent care I have received this past year from everyone at the Cleveland Clinic from housekeeping to Dr Steel all remarkable people

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Steele is truly in a class by himself. I should list all the things that I love and respect about Dr. Steele but I would run out of the allowed space. To put it simply the interns are so fortunate to have Dr. Scott Steele as their mentor. Cleveland Clinic is so fortunate to have Dr. Scott Steele as one of their physicians. But most of all I am the fortunate one to have found Dr Scott Steele.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Steele impressed professionally and personally.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

What Dr. Steele and his team did for me is the very definition of world class surgery and world class care.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr Steele couldn't be any better... very kind and compassionate and caring.. goes over and above

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr Steele is wonderful... totally awesome.... and caring person willing to take time with you and explain anyting

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

*Drs. Scott Steele and *Dr. Tony D. were #1 in my book and always will be.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

I have never had a bad experience at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Steele to me is a excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

*Dr. Scott Steale is the BEST, in my opinion!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

*Dr. Steele and his staff were excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Steele was very respectful and showed compassion for my ongoing gi issues. Was open to any questions.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Steele is amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Was able to bring another doctor for a consult while I was there.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

*Dr. Steele is awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Steele and staff are wonderful and took time with me and explained my upcoming surgery well

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Awesome doctors - well informed & skilled.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Steele is and has been the most informative, and caring Dr. I have seen at the Clinic during my nearly 2 year cancer fight. Always positve, and uplifting. He seriously fuels my strength.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Steele and his staff are very professional, listen to all questions and do a great job explaining their answers.

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