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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location West Valley Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Pelvic Floor Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
View all 59 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 Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 40 Specialties +


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About David Rosen, MD

Dr. Rosen joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2018. He has interest in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery, including colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, anorectal diseases, and pelvic floor dysfunction. He performs laparoscopic, robotic, and open surgery. He was named the section head of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital in 2022. 
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Washington University Medical Center
Colon & Rectal Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Residency - University of Southern California
General Surgery
Los Angeles, CA USA

Fellowship - University of Southern California
Surgery Critical Care
Los Angeles, CA USA

Medical Education - Tufts University
Boston, MA USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - Surgical Critical Care

Specialty Interests

Colon cancer, rectal cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, anorectal conditions, diverticulitis, pelvic floor disorders

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 10/11/2023, Dr. Rosen 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

313 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr Rosen is both professional and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Rosen has excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I love and respect Dr. Rosen so much. He is kind, considerate, patient, and calm. I am so grateful to be under his care.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Rosen and his staff are amazing! Thank you

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Rosen and staff are true professionals.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Rosen is by far the best provider that I have had the privilege of working with to navigate through my cancer diagnosis. He is such a blessing to all of his patients. He listens, cares, and provides thorough explanations of the procedures and tests. Truly a gem!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

He is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Rosen was very nice, with a good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2023

*Dr. Rosen and his entire staff are exceptional!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

This was my 1st visit. Dr. Rosen and his staff were very courteous and informative. The dr. Was very patient with me answering all my questions. I did not feel rushed and I felt like he cared about me!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

*DR. ROSEN removed my sigmoid colon (diseased) three years ago with an excellent outcome. This time he performed a colonoscopy. I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Rosen is exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Rosen was a great partner in surgery and recovery. Always a positive attitude, and walked me through everything that was happened and made time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Rosen was excellent. He explained everything and was very kind, courteous and polite the whole time. What a wonderful doctor!!!!! Will highly recommend him to all of my friends. And the nurses were just as good as well but unfortunately can't recall their names.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Rosen is a very kind and caring doctor. Very sensitive procedure and he and the entire staff was very compassionate

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I am extremely comfortable With Dr. Rosen to perform the necessary surgical procedure for me.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I cannot thank Dr. Rosen enough for his attention and precision. I have had family members who have had complications from this surgery. I believe I healed so quickly due to Dr. Rosen!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Rosen answered all my questions. He did a great job and would recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Rosen answered all of my questions before I even asked them ! Very kind man who really listened to me & the fears I have & put some of my fears to rest .

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Rosen was awesome.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Rosan was thorough and spot on with his prior explanations about what was to happen and what he was looking for, and then explained his findings in person then on line through My Chart quite specifically as well.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Everything went well with my follow-up appointment with Dr. Rosen. And all went well with my surgery. Thank you, Dr. Rosen.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Rosen even gave me a follow up call personally

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Rosen was kind helpful and very understanding. He took the time to listen and explained everything thoroughly. He was great!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr Rosen is always very understanding, respectful and kind. He listens to what I have to say and always explains things in detail and simple terms that are easy to understand.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Rosen treated me with great respect, kindness and efficiency. He's a gifted doctor and I had no quarms about traveling over a thousand miles to have him perform my surgery. Not that I want to have surgery again, but I'd certainly seek his advise and treatment again!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

The best GI docs anywhere.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

*Dr. David Rosen is awesome.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Doctors seemed to be rushed. Not alot of time for questions.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Rosen is very personable and listens to my concerns as well as answers all of my questions. He is very easy to talk to, which is appreciated with such a sensitive topic.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Rosen is the absolute best health care provider. He genuinely cares about his patients and makes sure you are informed during the whole process.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr Rosen is an excellent doctor. He is always very kind and caring. He makes my colonoscopy a little less terrible.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

*Dr. Rosen is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr Rosen is a wonderful surgeon he and dr bogart are the reason I am in good health and being alive today.i owe so much to them.. Thank you so much,.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Rosen took time to help me decide what to do regarding possible reversal surgery of my colostomy. It's a difficult decision, but he listened to all of my concerns and gave me his input too. He helped me understand both sides of the possible outcomes, and truly cared about my feelings. I so appreciated his support. He also helped me figure out the pain I had been having. The ostomy nurse that came to talk to me, Karen, was also wonderful. She was so reassuring, letting me know that I could always call with questions or concerns. I didn't know that prior to this appointment, so it was such welcome news to me!! She was so caring and supportive, it brought me to happy tears of relief. Such warm, caring people in Dr. Rosen and Karen!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr Rosen is the best doctor I could have ever chosen to care for my health needs. He is remarkable

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr Rosen is extremely nice and professional. He listens to my concerns and gives his opinions. He has performed two surgeries on me. No complaints and I would definitely send others to him.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Rosen was great!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Rosen was great and professional!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

This experience was so great. I was really devastated by the news of my condition. The Staff and Physician made this so positive for me to accept.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

I felt a lot better after I met dr.Rosen and his nurses

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr. Rosen was very polite and knowledgeable. He took time with me and listened to my concerns. As my care is ongoing, I have great confidence in his ability and skills as a surgeon. I would gladly recommend him to anyone needing help in his line of expertise.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Rosen is outstanding. He always make me feel comfortable and eases my fears and concerns. I never feel that he is rushed in any way as if I am his only patient. Trust him completely.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Doctor Rosen has a very comforting approach with patients

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Rosen and those assisting him all had good manners and put me at ease.

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