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
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
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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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 11/7/2018, 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.
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.
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211 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
22 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019
dr Steele was very good at explaining and put me to ease in a difficult time
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019
I just think it was a bad day to be there. Too many people, too many questions coming from all angles. Dr was busy trying to teach and that made it difficult to get any communication going.
Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019
Physician team was skilled and compassionate.
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019
Dr. Steele is an exceptional doctor. He is kind and compassionate and he and his assistant Rachel have given me the highest quality of care.
Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018
Dr. Steele always does an excellent job with communication.
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
*Dr. Steele is very skilled and he is always friendly, concerned for me, answers all questions. His team was great, too.
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018
*Dr. Steele and his team are amazing. Everything was explained very well. Everyone was very respectful.
Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
Dr. Steele and his team did a better job than I have previously experience at Cleveland Clinic with communicating results to me immediately vs. waiting for the unknown. Dr. Steele called me as soon as my CT results came back. He also went out of his way to call me the night before Thanksgiving to let me know my biopsy results were negative, which allowed my family and I to enjoy our holiday without the dreadful waiting.
Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018
Dr Steele is ALWAYS very efficient and kind. Excellent surgeon and support staff. Stoma team is great. Dr. Steele's assistant Rachel is efficient and we usually communicate with her via the portal.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018
*Dr. Scott Steele and his team were excellent. The resident on call at night was very rude!
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!
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