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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Akron General
Primary Location

Akron General

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ostomy Reversal and Creation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Stephen S. Brandstetter, MD
Akron, OH

Internship - University of Louisville School of Medicine
Stephen S Brandstetter, MD
Louisville, KY

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

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH


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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/8/2024, Dr. Brandstetter 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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* 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

132 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Very satisfied with Dr Brandstetter. Very caring and explained any questions that I had.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr Brandsetter is one of the Best

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

In my opinion, Dr. Brandstetter is excellent both in his medical skill and his bedside approach. I have a high degree of trust in the care he provides.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

The teamwork of physician and other professionals in the PACU is evident and highly appreciated. It is reassuring.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Brandstetter and his staff are the greatest!!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

*Dr. Brandstetter team the best. Everyone is awesome.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

I was very comfortable with the doctor, would go to him again, and recommend him without reservation.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

The appointment was with Dr. Brandstetter. I greatly appreciate his openness to answering the many questions that I have. His honesty in responses, willingness to provide explanations, and increase patient knowledge is a strength.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

The collaboration and initiative taken to coordinate with a second provider helped to alleviate anxiety regarding treatment from the other provider. I also appreciate the collaboration with a third provider in ongoing treatment and care.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

My wife and I met Dr.B, last year when I required surgery. We were very pleased to know that he would be leading the follow up procedure. He exudes confidence and helps helps to remove the patient's pre-surgical fears.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Like gears in a well-oiled machine, Dr. B's team is an "A Team."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Brandstetter is the best. He's knowledgeable, personable, caring and excellent.

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