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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstructive
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland Health System
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery
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 11/2/2020, Dr. Petro 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

173 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 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

we thought our appointment went well the doctors seemed knowledgeable thought we thought our consultation was profitable and thoroughIt was they worthwhile experience thank you very much

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr Petro is very professional

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I can honestly say this appointment was by far the easiest, most pleasant doctors appointment I have had

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

both Dr Petro and the physician in training listened to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I really like Dr. Clayton Petro. He is extremely personable & responds well to my questions. I have faith in him as a surgeon & as a human being. He treats me w/dignity & includes me in the discussion of my health problem. He treats me as a human being worthy of respect & compassion. I appreciate these qualities in him so much.Dr. Clayton Petro apologized for Cleveland Clinic's atrocious tech protocol for video chat.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

my entire experience, from my first phone call to leaving the clinic after my appointment with Dr Petro, was excellent. The professionalism shown by the entire staff was exceptional. Thank you. Jcarlsonnaples.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

*Dr. Petro was awesome so were the liver and medical team.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Gloria in Dr. Petro's office is such a competent, friendly voice. Always there ready to help and provide guidance.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Petro has always showed care and a cute sense of humor. Without his skill at reconstructing my abdominal wall, I would have a diminished quality of life. I was so scared of embarking on another major surgery after 45 days in ICU at Akron General for Sepsis, but Dr. Petro was there explaining and managing the team. Thank you so much for making such a massive difference in my life. I'm back to my good old self again.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Yes like the Doctor very much he answered all my questions an more.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr.Petro is a amazing Dr.would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Petro is a awesome doctor and his staff r awesome

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

the appointment was outstanding and the exam and professionalism of Dr Petro and his explanations were extraordinary

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

*Dr. Strong showed genuine concern.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

When the resident-I think this person was a resident-when the resident was asking me questions before Dr. Petro came in to speak w/me-I thought his delivery wastoo strong. I would have appreciated a more gentle delivery. I honestly had difficulty being specific about my symptoms as they related to the hiatal hernia b/c I was having symptoms relating, also, to allergies. It was very difficult for me to know which was which symptom b/c I did not know the source of my symptoms.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

The dr was very professional, and pleasant, he also had good bedside manners. And he was honest, in everything.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr Petro was informative, caring and I felted respected

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

I totally trust the doctors & staff - I was their patient even though they had many -

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Petro was friendly and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr. Petro and the intern that came in before him.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

*Dr. Petro was wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The doctor was efficient, assuring and available .

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Pedtro was very pleasant to talk with and explained things to me very well about my situation and that the best solution would be to have gastric bypass surgery which I would like to have another talk with him about because I do still have additional questions regarding this surgery. my understanding is that he would be referring me to another physician to do the surgery and I would like to know more about this surgeon before I make my final decision. Overall I would rate the visit very well for the fact that Dr Pedtro gave me the information as to what my next step would be and also that I would have to loose weight prior to my surgery. I do believe that I'm going to need help achieving this although I'm trying on my own now to do everything that I can to loose weight.I failed to get the Doctor's telephone number to get back in touch with him and let him know what I chose to do about my situation. I'm going to call the Clinic and ask for his office and see if I can leave a message for him and ask that he return my call. I do like the opportunity to have a telephone visit with the doctor without having to drive to the Clinic just to find out that he's going to refer me to another doctor since I live in Hartville and it's over an hour drive in good weather and that's if you don't have any traffic problems or delays for any reasons. So we usually have to get up very early to allow for unexpected hazards in getting there on time for our appointment. The virtual visit is wonderful if you aren't needing tests or need to be checked by the doctor. It was a good experience.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Scheduling and logging in to the appointment was no problem. However, we waited for 45 minutes before anyone at the doctor's office joined the meeting. it should be set up for them to call the patient when they are ready for the meeting.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

we love teleheath! The Doctor is great!

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