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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.3501
Desk:
216.445.0053
Fax:
216.636.2908
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2018

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstructive
Cleveland, OH USA
2018

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland Health System
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2017

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
2011

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA
2007

Certifications

  • 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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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 10/8/2022, 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

148 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Petro is always great to speak with and I'm very happy to have him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Very glad to meet Dr. Petro. He was very kind to me, I was totally impressed with him.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

He is a excellent Doctor and has a excellent staff

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr. Pertro was excellent. Very attentive and answered all my questions in a non-hurried manner.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

First encounter with Dr Petro and his staffOne word--EXCELLENTGreat first meeting

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

First time to meet Dr. Petro. He was so helpful and kind. Expressed real Interest and gave solid advice. Thank you for clearing up our questions

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Clayton Petro excellent Doctor

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr Petro is personally known to me so easy to reach him

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

The doctor answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

I was impressed by the professional care of the provider and his assistant.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

*Dr. Petro was outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Petro is amazing and answered all my questions and worries

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