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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

Additional Training

  • MBA, Weatherhead School of Business and Management, Case Western Reserve University

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, K Pouches, Outcomes Research


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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 10/5/2022, 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

214 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Virtual meeting was excellent. We had a very successful discussion of my medical issues and situation Dr. Steele presented everything in an understanding manner. I am extremely happy with his concern, expertise, his thoroughness, guidance, and personal and professional care....he is the best.,

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Very pleased with the explanations, courtesy, explanation of my condition and plans to deal with my health situation. I would highly recommend Dr. Steele to others.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Great Doctors

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

I'm seeing Dr Steele or members of his team daily. All taking good care of me

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

I was given an appointment in a timely fashion. The doctor logged in on time and answered all my questions. An overall excellent experience

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Steele is the best of the best. He listens to my concerns and never rushes through my appointment. His staff is also the best.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr. Steele was excellent in every way one could reasonably expect or hope for from a doctor/surgeon.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Received follow up phone call from Dr. Steele himself.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

*Dr. Steele and his team were nothing but amazing. Glad I had them as my surgical team.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Scott Steele is absolutely amazing! He saved my life

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

The finest most skillful Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Dr Steele is very good at listening to my concerns and always providing excellent advice regarding my health care needs.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dr Steele is courteous and I feel he cares. Very important and hard to find.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

I was given an appointment earlier than expected and without any grief. Helped that another surgeon had referred me to Dr. Steele

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr Steele and assistants treated me great

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Dr. Steele is an excellent physician who is extremely knowledgeable and supportive. He is also on time which is an anomaly compared to my previous physicians I have seen over the past 40 years of care at Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022


Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr Steele is very straightforward and made me feel that he was going to be able to help me

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Absolutely would recommend Dr Steele and Cleveland clinic!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr Steele was very knowledgeable and helpful and took adequate time to help me. This is why I prefer to get answers to questions at Cleveland Clinic. Because it is far superior than what I can receive here at home

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Video called in not work talk with Dr. Steele over the phone

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr Steele is the best doctor ever! Didn't sugarcoat anything but made me feel comfortable and listened. Very professional!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Steele and his support staff (including Hannah and Anna) were so caring and wonderful during this whole ordeal, I feel blessed

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Steele and his team are wonderful! They're truly a blessing to the CCF

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

*Dr. Steele & his team were all amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

The patient is treated very good. Dr. Steele took the time to explain everything and answer ally questions!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Amazing Staff and Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

The individuals I talk to on the phone, the nurses, and Dr. Steele himself are all very responsive and accessible.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Steele is not only a great surgeon, but also a very interested and compassionate care provider. He made me feel like he really cares about what happens to me, and that is a great gift for a doctor to have.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Steele's professionalism and staff is something I've rarely encountered in the medical field .

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

DR Steele is efficient.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

I loved Dr. Steel he was just wonderful. He explained everything about my procedures. He was just great

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

*Dr. Steele is an amazing doctor. Would recommend him to friends/family.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

*Dr. S. Steele is exceptional/wonderful.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

No phone calls needed to be returned but Dr. Steele's nurse Kendall is always very prompt responding to My Chart messages.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

I have had the privilege and pleasure of dealing with Dr. Scott "Surgical" Steele quite a bit the last couple years. A consummate professional, an expert's expert, and all around awesome human being. It is an honor to be under the care of someone so dedicated to helping as many people as he can.

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

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