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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 11/4/2021, 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

184 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

He did all he could do. I am head to MD Anderson on Monday for their thoughts.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

I felt that I could trust Dr Petro and I haven't felt that way about a doctor in quite some time.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Petro and entire staff were excellent. I felt I am receiving the best possible treatment plan and care.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

I like Dr Petro

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Already love the Dr n the courteous n ready to help

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

*Dr. Clayton Petro (general surgeon) was very good his chief resident and fellow (*B. Miller) was also good -

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr Petro and his admin and medical staff, were professional, prompt, courteous, informative, empathetic, and knowledgeable. I felt well taken care of during my visit, informed, and prepared for future care. Loved using your My Cart app. It was easy to use.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Very happy with DR Petro's knowledge and recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Visit very good my concerns were addressed. Both Doctors made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Awesome visit. very polite staff. Doctor Petro is very nice.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

I definitely understand why my doctor in WV recommended Clevrland. Everyone I speak to about your care has only positive words

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 30, 2020

Dr. Petro was Amazing.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

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

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