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Department General 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
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

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


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Stephen Brandstetter, MD.

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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 11/2/2019, 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.

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

101 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

*Dr. Brandstetter communicated was outstanding. Understood clearly each step of the way.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr B always explains everything in detail

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Very happy with this doctor and facility.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Brandstetter goes out of his way to answer questions and make me feel comfortable . I have confidence in his ability and knowledge as it relates to my care. I appreciate his patience with our concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr very personable and explained everything clearly

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr Brandstetter and his staff were the most comforting and caring team that I have ever encountered

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Everyone from the Nurse, Anesthesiologist and Doctor was professional. Including the lady at the front desk

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Very personable doctor. Answered our questions.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

I couldn't ask for a better doctor!!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

*Dr. Branosetter was excellent in every way and his team exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr.Brandstetter spent a lot of time explaining everything and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr Branstetter is kind and thorough. Gives me time to express concerns

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Brandstetter is amazing. He listens and is patient and knowledgeable. I'm grateful I found such a compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr Brandsetter was very thorough in explaining my situation and what the complications could be if surgery is needed. Very satisfied

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

*Dr. Brandsetter and his team were outstanding -

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

We love Dr. Brandstetter

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