Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, German, Swedish
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 5 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Rochester, MN USA

Graduate School - Mayo Clinic
Clinical & Translational Science
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Colon & Rectal Surgery
New Hyde Park, NY USA

Medical Education - University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT USA


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/10/2020, Dr. Holubar 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

116 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

had a very good experience with Dr. Holubar this last visit. THANK YOU AND DR. HOLUBAR

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

My physician is always great and genuinely concerned about my health.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr was excellent

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Holubar has been wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

absolutely 100% happy with the way my concerns and symptoms were received by the doctors and his staff. I felt a part of the conversation and had a valued input on the course of treatment we would pursue

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr. Holubar has been my favorite doctor through this cancer journey because he listens. He is present & not in a hurry.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

My experience with Cleveland Clinic and the doctors are great.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

*Dr. Holubar is exceptional both in skill and compassion.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Everything I have experienced with Dr. Holubar has been excellent. He takes his time and listens to my questions. He doesn't ever seem rushed. I feel very safe with him as my surgeon. More than happy with my visit!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Great doctors at the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I appreciate all my doctor has done for me. He is very intelligent and knows what he is doing. He is also very positive and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Holubar has been wonderful! He's always very personable, yet thorough with my medical needs. I always feel that he listens to my concerns and helps me make the best decision for my situation.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

The coordination within the CCF was more than helpful. The Doctor and his staff went above and beyond. very professional.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Staff is always courteous and the Doctor is caring, thoughtful and listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Video didn't work We were only able to communicate through the audio. We could see and hear Dr. but Dr. could only hear us. Don't know if I set it up wrong or what?? Dr. Holubar was very helpful. I really trust his recommendations. I rate him 10+

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

dr Holubar is the greatest

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

as usual, this is a very important second opinion appointment for me. I was very nervous and didn't know what to expect. This doctor made me feel so comfortable and he truly paid attention to my concerns and my condition. I was so thankful for his outstanding care. I don't know how to thank him. please share this comment with him.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I am very indebted to this doctor. I have been dealing with these issues for quite a while and he made me feel the most comfortable of my local surgeon. I'm very thankful.

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