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
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 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/10/2020, 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

230 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

I appreciated the health care providers knocking and waiting for my response prior to entering the exam room.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Steele and his staff are exceptional. Dr. Steele is efficient, knowledgeable, professional, kind and very caring. He is one of the best!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Steele is such a nice doctor. all doctors should take a lesson from him. if I don't understand something about a procedure he will explain it again to make sure I understand. honestly, I can't say enough about the treatment from Dr Steele.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Steele treated me like I was the only patient. He and Dr Scott were very knowledgeable and informative. They answered any questions or concerns I may have had and I didn't feel rushed during my appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

The process of connecting with Dr. Steele was flawless.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Steele presented me with much knowledge, visual explanations and most importantly compassion.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

*Dr. Steele is very caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr Steele took time to explain all risks and benefits of surgical procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Very impressed with Doctor Steele's understanding of my health needs and made me feel like he cares.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Just an outstanding physician. I have made referrals to him. I think he saved my life.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

*Dr. Steele is an excellent doctor. He treated me with care and as an individual.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

two docs walked into the wrong room when it was my room that they should have been inmy room was next to the other patient

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

love dr Steele very direct and to the point

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Steele took time to talk with me prior to my procedure, it was very helpful and reassuring.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

*Dr. Steele is an absolute genius in my opinion. He took excellent care of me. He is also a very caring individual. His staff is also excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Steele was very informative and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I was very satisfied with your staff and the Doctors and nurses. I felt I was in good hands and Doctors and Nurses they where very professional people I felt very much taken care of the Doctors were awesome I felt very safe and well taken care of ..... thank you and your staff of doctors nurses and all the staff that made me feel safe and friendly...... thank you all for everything you have do for me .....

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Steele has always been very professional and attentive to my concerns. I have the most confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

*Dr. Steele and staff excellent.

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

Dr. Steele and his entire staff are excellent.

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 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.

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