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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
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for 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 Anus
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Polyps of the Rectum
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Tumor
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 41 Specialties +


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About Anuradha Bhama, MD

Dr. Bhama’s clinical practice focuses on colon and rectal cancer, IBD,& diverticulitis, complex reoperative colorectal surgery and advanced robotic techniques. Her interests are enterocutaneous fistulas, chronic anastomotic complications, complex ostomy reversals 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 is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and at Case Western Reserve University. She is a staff surgeon in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. She serves as the Patient Experience Officer for the Digestive Disease Institute. Prior to joining the staff at Cleveland Clinic, she practiced at Rush University Medical Center in 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 the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She completed her colon and rectal surgery training in Ann Arbor at St. Joseph Mercy and the University of Michigan, with additional training in complex minimally invasive and reoperative colorectal surgery at Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.

Dr. Bhama's research focus is on the 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

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

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

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

Medical Education - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Additional Training

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

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


  • 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 1/2/2024, 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.

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* 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

165 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 4.7
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

I am always impressed with the providers and the dedication and care that follows.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

I am proud to tell anyone listening that Dr Bahma is the best there is available out there. She is always thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr Bhama and her team were amazing as usual!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr Bhama is a good experience.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

She is a very caring person.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Bhama and her care coordinator David were kind, attentive, caring and punctual.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Bhama actually initiated this visit by checking on my post surgery recovery. My access to her has been outstanding.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Follow up after successful hemorrhoid surgery to remove one internal and one external hemorrhoid. Symptoms are gone due to excellent surgery from Dr. Bhama. Thank very much!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Absolutely love Dr.Bhama

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

I've said it before, Dr Bhama and her staff are the most amazing professional medical team I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Great care, great doctor, great staff!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Bahama is very knowledgeable and has wonderful bedside manners. She takes the time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Although she didn't know me, she was obviously very confident and she had looked at my file before she saw me

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Very productive conversation with Dr. Bhama during which she answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

My experience with Dr. Bhamas office has never been less than perfect. Prompt responses, courteous staff and concern shown from all the staff. They are always willing to accommodate my schedule as I am not from the area and have to commute.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Bhama made me feel like I was treated no different than she would her own family. She is very genuine, and compassionate, which is important in a surgical environment.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Bhama did a great job in explaining my options and possible outcomes. She spent the most time with me than any other doctor has since my problem began.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Bhama is extremely punctual, reliable and professional in her interactions with me and my wife. She is dedicated, transparent and compassionate in her communications and practice. We have great confidence in her because of her experience and expertise but also because of her dedication, positivity and caring manner.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Bhama is excellent in all ares, as noted, and her caring for us is so apparent and appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Bhama (and her GI Fellow, Dr. Khan) were extraordinarily professional, attentive and compassionate throughout my evaluation and discussion of all aspects of my treatment plan and care. My wife and I were duly impressed and appreciative of the level of expertise, coordination and communication with us. They certainly lived up to, and exceeded, our expectations of Cleveland Clinic's reputation and our confidence in Dr. Bhma and her colleagues. She could not have been more prepared (had studied my records), engaged and genuine in every aspect of her interaction with us, examination of me and recommendations made. Seeing Dr. Bhama was truly a positive experience in face of the challenges presented my diagnosis and options for intervention. Signed, Patrick Sloan, patient

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Loved Dr. Bhama and the ostomy nurse Heather They explained things very well, and gave tips to me on my ostomy. Made me feel so at home.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

All the doctors and nurses was great .. Highly recommend ..

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