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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus



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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

See publications for Clayton Petro, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/30/2023, 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.

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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

202 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Gloria is always extremely helpful when I call for appointments/questions and Dr Petro is great, he always listens and helps me work towards a resolution to my problems. His surgery in may saved me and now he is helping me figure out what is causing my pain and get it resolved

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

I was so pleased with my Doctors care and glad I was recommended fo Dr. Petro. His survival staff was phenomenal and so friendly.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I am amazed that a large hospital like Cleveland Clinic can give the personal care and response as they do. Very pleased with the time and detail Dr Pittman and Dr. Petro gave me. This gave me the opportunity to understand more about the pros and cons of further surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

This was a one-year checkup. Dr. Petro was pleased with my healing; I am pleased with Dr. Petro.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Doctor was very descriptive and explained test results. Talked about X-rays and next steps. We decided was best to completely fix issues found.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Very professional and caring doctor. I am very satisfied with the outcome and will refer others to Cleveland clinic.. Thanks for being so caring

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Petro was very knowledgeable and explained everything so I understood. He was very caring and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

M travel time from r and ffice visit is approx 2 hours one way stop video conference was sent much more convenient. Dr Petro was very thorough in his line of questioning and took time to address my concerns

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Petro is very thorough. I am so happy that I was referred to him because he took the time to make the right diagnosis and perform only the necessary procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

The provider did a excellent job.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I can't complain at all they were great,very kind and professional.thank you dr.petro and your staff.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Very happy to have Dr. Petro as my doctor

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

As always, Dr. Petro was informative, thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Referral consult with Dr. Petro for herniated ileal conduit stoma, Helped me and my wife understand options.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

EXCELLENT work by Dr. Petro- I have had ZERO pain after my surgery and ZERO need for any painkillers or meds.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Petro listened to my fears and was reassuring.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Petro very informative great information farther testing need to schedule surgery for safety

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Petro stepped-up in when the original surgeon was not available. He was just awesome. Very pleasant and he and his team were great In following up.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

We love Dr. Petro. He is very thorough and an excellent surgeon. He was great before, and after my surgery. Very compassionate and truly cares about how you are feeling and is there to answer your questions anytime. So thankful we went to him.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Nothing but GREAT things about Dr. Petro. He is very hands on with his patients and is genuine.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr Petro is amazing and gave me my life back and his secretary Gloria went out of her way to help me with all questions and concerns. A wonderful group of professionals!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Everyone I have interacted with has been fantastic! Bill, Brian, Dr. Petro

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

*Dr. Petro and all his staff provided excellent care and always answered all questions thoroughly & completely.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Excellent! My appointment with Dr. Petro was totally satisfactory in every respect.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

I was very fortunate that my Gastroenterologist doctor scheduled my appointment

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

I liked that Dr. Petro took time to answer all my questions and explain everything even though he was very busy. He seemed to really care and want to make me well.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

*Dr. Petro and his team are amazing -

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