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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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Biography

About Anuradha Bhama, MD

Dr. Bhama has been in practice since 2015. She is a staff  Colon and Rectal  Surgeon 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

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - St. Joseph Mercy Health System
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA
2015

Residency - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
General Surgery
Iowa City, IA USA
2014

Fellowship - UNiversity of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Surgical Oncology (Research)
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2011

Residency - Wake Forest School of Medicine
General Surgery
Winston-Salem, NC USA
2010

Medical Education - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
2007

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
2003

Professional Highlights

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

Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Memberships

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Anuradha Bhama, MD.

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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 10/12/2021, 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

70 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

10 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

It was a high quality experience. Dr. Bahma is fantastic.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

This was our first time here. We were overwhelmed as we entered the hospital, but we're quickly put at ease from our first encounter at checkin all the way through checkout! EVERYONE was so helpful and accommodating and made us feel we were a part of there BIG Family! We are so grateful for the experts in every area we were in. And, Dr. Bhama and her team were WONDERFUL! She (they) made us feel at ease and listened to our concerns and answered every question. We left with no questions and we knew our next steps. Thank you ALL for everything.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Very impressed with the facilities along with. the doctor and her staff!!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Dr. Bhama Was extremely caring, respectful, and effective. She explained things patiently.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Personally I did not feel my concerns were truly heard and addressed. I have sought out another physician.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

It was poor enough that I have switched providers. I do not have confidence in her compassion or clinical ability.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr Bhama was very knowledgeable, and her bedside manner was excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor!

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