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


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes Fellowship
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Oschner Foundation
Colon and Rectal Surgery
New Orleans, LA

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Madison, WI

Residency - Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO United States

Medical Education - Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA


  • Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joshua Sommovilla, 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 3/22/2024, Dr. Sommovilla 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.

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

213 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 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Sommovilla's care exceeded my expectations. I am so grateful for everything he helped with that day, including arranging another visit with a specialist in the urology group.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Video is never as good as in person as far as connecting with the provider but sufficient when necessary

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Was completely available to all questions asked. Listened and explained procedures. Made me feel comfortable and safe in his care.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Highly recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Sommovilla!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Doctor seemed annoyed that I was there.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

He is a a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Listened to my concerns, provided feedback and suggested an agreeable route for care

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I appreciate the time Dr. Sommovilla takes during our appointments. I never feel rushed and always feel like we've made a plan and f care together.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Really like Dr. Sommovilla very thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Provider was great!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

He is a caring doctor and he did a thorough job of getting all the facts

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

All providers were excellent. I felt very well cared for.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Sommovilla is the best colorectal surgeon that I have seen. I have been at 3 different facilities and he is the most concerned and the best to explain everything that is going on and what may be expected. I trust him completely

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I would only recommend that the provider engage in a bit more give and take conversation (perhaps personal in nature ) with the patient prior to the procedure to put the patient at ease and in good spirits knowing that he/she is in excellent hands .

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

My Doctor is very helpful and takes care to make sure that I understand what he is talking about.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Sommovilla has been the best colorectal provider I have seen over the last 20 plus years regarding my condition. I have been blessed to be able to see him and have him to try and fix my problems. I would gladly refer anyone that has problems that are in his specialty for care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I have nothing but gratitude and thankfulness for Dr. Sommovilla and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Very thorough, explained everything in detail outstanding physician

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Sommovilla is very personable and a highly skilled doctor. I will not hesitate driving 6 hours from home to return to the Cleveland Clinic for my future follow up visits with him.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

While I have been able to get the appointments I wanted and needed, I did have to plan several months ahead to request for the appointments as doctors get booked up very quickly.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Somavilla was very patient and kind. He seems very knowledgeable and listened to me.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Sommovilla didn't introduce himself when he first came up to my pre-op bed which I thought was a little odd, I didn't even know who he was at first. But he was great after that so 3 for courtesy but all 5s after that.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

The doctor was very thorough and listened to what I had to say. He explained everything very well so I could understand everything. Was very pleased with the doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Sommovilla was great. He answered all my questions and took his time. He was not rushed at all. He seemed very knowledgeable and helped ease some of my worries.

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