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

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy with Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Polyps
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Tumor
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 44 Specialties +


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About Anuradha Bhama, MD

Dr. Bhama is an Associate Professor in Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of medicine and Case Wetern Reserve Univeristy. She is a staff surgeon in the Deparmtent of Colorectal surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio. Prior to joining the staff at Cleveland clinic, she practiced at Rush University Medical Center in Downtown Chicago. There, she served as the Director of Robotic Colorectal Surgery, the Director of the Rush Program for Complex Reoperative Colorectal Surgery, and the Director of Education for Colorectal Surgery.

She attended University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree and The Ohio State University for her medical degree. She completed training in General Surgery at University of Iowa and completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She completed her Colon and Rectal Surgery training at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor/ University of Michigan with additional training in complex minimally invasive and reoperative colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She is Board General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Bhama’s clinical practice specializes in complex reoperative colorectal surgery and advanced robotic techniques. Her interests are enterocutaneous fistulas, chronic anastomotic complications, and complex reoperative operations for IBD and recurrent colorectal cancer. She has extensive experience in robotics for colorectal surgery, specifically advanced robotics in patients who have had prior abdominal surgery. 

Dr. Bhama's research focus is on comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive robotic surgery and surgical education.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - St. Joseph Mercy Health System
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
General Surgery
Iowa City, IA USA

Fellowship - UNiversity of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Surgical Oncology (Research)
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - Wake Forest School of Medicine
General Surgery
Winston-Salem, NC USA

Medical Education - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Professional Highlights

  • Reviewer for multiple major surgical journals
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Editorial Board
  • Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery - Editorial Board


  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Complex Reoperative Colorectal Surgery Robotic Colorectal Surgery Complex Reoperative Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery


  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
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 12/2/2022, Dr. Bhama 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.

* 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

77 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

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

It could not have been better. Dr. Bhama and her staff are exceptional

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

The Dr listens very carefully and recommends appropriate services. She has great bedside manners and makes you feel valued as a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Excellent doctors!!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Bhama was very thorough and answered all my questions thoughtfully. She seems to really care for her patients and their needs.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

I felt like I was heard and respected. I definitely recommend Dr. Brahma and her staff.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr. Bhama is the best! She took her time to explain everything to us, showed compassion and is very intelligent!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

This Doctor was exceptional - very easy to talk to about a difficult subject and she inspired confidence in me.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

I had been in the ER on Saturday wherein they were unable to assist. On Monday, I was able to secure an appt. With Dr. Bhama in the afternoon. She immediately performed the surgery I needed and I have been following her directions exactly. My healing has been smoothly successful, now in the tenth day, and I am so thankful for her skill, professionalism, knowledge, experience and kindness. Her staff and phone assistants were also top notch. THANK YOU!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

As a team treating me communicating my condition to me very very poor as well as staging my cancer never telling me they had staged it or explaining it, not explaining test results or even telling me about them. Thus far, I've no answers, no grasp of my condition, don't know what to expect. Very confused and not very confident in my care providers.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

I'm extremely pleased with how fast the team got back to me with my request to have this appointment. And overall extremely pleased with Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Abama

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Abama and their team have been the best care I have had yet after suffering over most my life with sickness

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

She was amazing. Good listening skills and I felt heard and cared for. She explained things so that I easily understood. Very knowledgeable and took her time.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr Bhama was excellent. She was informative and didn't try to sway my opinion one way or another. She armed me with all the information I needed and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr. Bhama was fantastic. She was direct and informative which I respond well to

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