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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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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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

204 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

44 Patient Comments

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

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

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

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

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.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

I would recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Scott Steele with no hesitancy.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

My physician & staff were the best.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Steele has always been attentive, caring and has explained everything to my wife and I.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Steele and his staff is amazing! After two years at Mayo Clinic trying to get my issue resolved, I finally feel listened to and that we have a path towards healing. Nothing but great things to say about Dr. Steele.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I appreciated that the doctor called me personally with my results! Great bedside manor

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

*Dr. Steele is the very best ever.

Reviewed on May 4, 2019

*Dr. Steele is a very skilled and knowledgeable dr. always explains himself & very efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

This was an excellent experience!! Dr Steel was friendly, approachable, & knowledgeable. he scoped my pouch, answered my questions & had me out of there in no time. Very impressive!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Steele is very professional yet also very warm.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I have always been very pleased with everyone who works for Cleveland Clinic including scheduling, nurses, and Dr. Steele

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a great specialty doctor, like Steele, to the Cleveland Clinic. He is always straight forward about what is going to take place and the risks involved. He is always kind and patient.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

without a doubt I would recommend Dr. Steele

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I had a very good experience with Dr. Steel, and his staff. For this appointment I was very nervouse, but Dr. Steele answered all of my questions, in a calm way which relaxed me, and informed me. He was very considerate to see if any other questions. I also have a GYN problem that needs surgery, and he was able to get me to see the right doctor on the same day, as the clinic is 3 hrs.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

the doctor made me feel guilty not being able to go through with the rest of the test. I was also just a number to him and he forgot who I was and had to look at his cheat sheets for my information

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Steele and his staff our efficient and very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Steele is wonderful

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Scott Steele is just an outstanding physician. I have referred other patients to him.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

great experience. Dr Steele and his staff listened and made me feel part ofthe decisionmakong.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

We are very Blessed. His is very caring and concerned about your well being. He is a Awesome and Excellent Doctor .

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr Steele exemplifies the epitome of a top notch surgeon and caregiver. he is no nonsense, to the point and keeps us well informed. his assistant Rachel is very helpful and efficient. also. we could not be more pleased with Sr. Steele's Care

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

*Dr. Steele and his staff is awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

*Dr. Steele is very caring & helpful. Best dr. taking car of me.

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