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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/2/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

180 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Peter and Rosen were very knowledgeable and understanding which made me very assured they were the right ones to fix my problem.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Doctor was very knowledgeable and respectful. Mom is elderly and afraid and he picked up on her fears and tried to ease them.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Petro was friendly and professional. Both he and his assistant physician spent enough time with me to fully explain my surgical procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

md clayton petro was fantastic. He was very professional and knowledgeable. my 2 nurses were very professional and caring also.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

MD Petro was very professional and caring, and explained my procedure in full.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Petro takes plenty of time to discuss post op surgery expectations to recovery

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

I really like Dr. Petro and the resident

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

my wife and I were both very impressed with dr petro

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I truly feel comfortable with Dr. Petro, and know that he will take good care of me during my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

the care provider answer my question very well. the provider also did a excellent job of explaining the procedure and explained the why and how it would be done.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

I was very impressed with the surgeon, Dr. Clayton Petro. He was attentive and responsive to my questions, clarifying what was needed surgically, and eager to provide the needed surgical repairs he identified.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

I recommend the Doc to my son

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

My doctor and all of his staff were VERY helpful and informative.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

I loved the Nurses, Office People, Intern Doctor, and Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Petro thuroughly answered our questions pertaining to his area of expertise. When he could not answer, he told us so and directed us to those who could.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Petro is Excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

again the doctor and his staff could have been any nicer

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

*Dr. Clayton Petro was kind and took time with me & my wife. A good doctor!

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