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

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Physiology
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Continent Ileostomy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pouch Center
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 66 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fap
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hereditary Polyposis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Intestinal Polyps
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 49 Specialties +


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About Scott Steele, MD, MBA

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. 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, prior to being named the Chairman of Department of Colorectal Surgery here at the Clinic Clinic in 2016.

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 Education - 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


  • Surgery - 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

See publications for Scott Steele, MD, MBA.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 12/9/2021, 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:

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company

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

259 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Steele did an excellent job answering all my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Great experience! Staff and doctor so nice.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Everyone on the team especially Dr Steele was so professional & caring. He addressed all of my concerns and made me feel at ease

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Much more professional and knowledgeable than previous providers I've dealt with. Seemed to have more options available for my care and more information and knowledge to make appropriate care decisions.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr. Steel was great!! I readily trusted him in the way he engaged me in the conversation, listened to my story and explained the plan going forward. He is very personable and an expert clinician. Samme, the fellow, did my history and was very friendly, kind and understanding.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Steele is the best of the best

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Steele is the best! He is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr Steele is very articulate and great bed side manner working with me as a patient. I appreciate his thoroughness.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

I'd recommend Dr Steele very highly.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

"MyChart" was so helpful with immediate results. Personal call from *Dr. Stelle APPRECIATED post op with path report.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

I am a nurse and Dr Steele is one of the most amazing doctors I have met.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr Steele and his team are excellent. He is one of the best doctors I have worked with. I am grateful that I was able to have him as my surgeon/doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

THE.......... BEST.......... DOCTOR...........In the world. 1st class, very professional and, down to earth. Words cannot express my sincere gratitude towards Dr Steele. THANK YOU !!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr Steel is amazing!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Steele listened to my concerns and comments. He was extremely professional.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Steele was awesome. Very caring and genuinely seemed concerned about me. A good 15 minute experience.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Mo helped make sure that Dr Steele had all of the tests and information he needed prior to our Televisit

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

The whole staff ate very courteous, professional and caring, I'm glad to have Dr. Steele and his staff in my camp. In ChristCharles Hastings

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

I feel I'm in good hands with Dr. Steele and staff.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Steele is just outstanding!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Perfect experience. Dr Steele is one of the principle reasons we travel from Columbus (right beside OSU) to Cleveland for care.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Complete confidence in Dr Steele.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Was seen primarily by Dr. Steele's resident; he was personable and professional as was Dr. Steele and the intern who also was present for my visit.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

I would recommend the dr to anyone if they had or not have a problem. Down the road they may need this dr.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr Steele is just the best!!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Steele was very thorough in his explanations and answers to any questions. He didn't sugarcoat anything and was very matter-of-fact when taking to us about my situation and my options. His "bedside manner" was excellent as well.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Scott Steele as my provider. His compassion, empathy and genuine concern is impeccable! I am extremely confident in him and feel blessed to have him care for me.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Again, it was poor that I had little time to adjust to a shocking treatment proposal. Perhaps it will make no difference in the long run ti my health. Still, I think offering an appt at the least with the nurse if the Dr is too busy, weeks earlier would have been better

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

I felt so at ease with the providers. They listened and answered all questions and explained the procedures to me.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr Steele and his co workers are great and I want him to take care of me forever.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Appreciated Dr Steele's concern and willingness to listen .

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Very happy with *Dr. Steele and hi team - he fully understood my apprehension and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about Dr.Steele! He's given me a second chance at a new life that I never thought would be possible. I will be forever grateful for him for the rest of my life!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr Steele and staff are the best. So glad they're my care team

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr Steele referred to me as sweety, sweet pea etc. When I was alone with the female staff on his team I asked them if this was his habit, they answered yes and they asked if I had a problem with how he was addressing me and I told them I didn't like his addressing me in that manner. When he came back he didn't address me in that manner again. I'd like to think that his female staff mentioned my concern to him because he didn't continue addressing me in that manner.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Great doctor bedside manners very patient and understanding

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

I would definitely recommend this provider! Very impressed!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Scott Steele and his associates were all exceptional. I appreciated the focused attention I received. I could not imagine a more professional or caring practice. I feel blessed to have been seen by Dr. Steele.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

*Dr. Scott R. Steele was amazing!!! Came & visited often. Seemed really concerned about my care. The best doc ever!!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

I hold Dr. Steele in the highest regard.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2021

Everyone on *Dr. Steele's team are some of the best people I had been around in all my surgeries.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

The entire staff was great. Dr. Steele is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

I felt very comfortable talking with Dr. Steele and his associates.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

They are all wonderful. The staff is friendly.Dr.Steele is an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Scott Steele makes me proud that my grandson is also a West Point graduate. Dr Steele is a credit to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

The entire Colorectal surgery team are Super! As a retired Technicrat and root cause analyst, I found no fault with this team. On a different occasion I did have to recalibrate the mindset of one in the OR but so with Dr Steele and team. Good Job!

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. Steele was amazing!!!

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