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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

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pouch Center
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 65 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 40 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


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Stefan Holubar, MD, MS.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 9/22/2021, Dr. Holubar has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Holubar receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Shionogi, Inc.

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

156 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

I was very pleased with Dr. Holubar. He has been very patient and caring with me in diagnosing and then explaining my medical condition. I appreciate that he is honest is assessing my situation, even though it is difficult for me to hear and accept. He is very knowledgeable, experienced and skilled in his field. That's what I needed after months of floundering here in my home state. And that's why I sought help at the Cleveland Clinic. Only wish I had done it sooner!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

So thankful for Dr. Holibet

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

My past experience with surgeons and some medical staff were that they had become desensitized to the human aspect of medical care. Dr Holubar was truly a breath of fresh air. Every person on staff in this department should be commended on their treatment of patients.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

I was able to call on a Tuesday and schedule an appointment for Thursday. Then, Dr. Holubar's office called back asking for details. I described what I worried was a partial intestine block. His office called back later and told me, based on the symptoms I described, to go to the ER first and -- depending on what imaging showed -- I would or would not be seen. I did that and the MRI showed serious inflammation. I WAS seen by Dr. Holubar and treated.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr Holubar recommended by my daughter due to her surgery experience with Dr Holubar in 2017

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

De Holubar is THE best surgeon/Doctor I have ever worked with. He was amazing and very kind and personable. Always made sure I had Avery thing I needed and answered any questions I had

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Got appointment in a day. Dr was clear in his instructions. He was kind and understanding.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Doctor Holubar is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. He has excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr.Hulabar is an outstanding doctor who really cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Holubar was great!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr.Holubar is a great asset to your hospital. I would recommend him to anyone needing his specialty.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

the visit was on time the Dr. was direct and clearly understood.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

world class care and professionalism. the doctors and nurses who took care of me were extremely informative and had the best attitude!

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Holubar is an amazing and caring doctor. I feel safe, confident and comfortable when in his care.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

First time we scheduled, doctor was tied up in surgery. His office was to call the next day. No one called. I called three times trying to schedule and was told that it wasn't on the books yet, so the second day nothing happened. The third day he called and I was finally able to talk with him.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

The doctor had no access to medical records so he made a referral.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Holubar is always very considerate and kind. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

From *Dr. Holubar and his crew, to anesthesia, to the pain management team, thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Doctor listed more options than I thought there were.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

dr hulubar and all colleagues and staff have been phenomenal this week. educateing and leading my husband i through everything. the Cleveland Clinic team in the past has saved my life not once but twice this time may not be specifically crohns but some riding issues the drs that dr holibur had refereed me to this week along with spending time with him is so very appreciated and am so very blessed. thank you

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Amazing doctors and nurses!

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.

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