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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 USA

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

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

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

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


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

Research & Publications

See publications for Joshua Sommovilla, MD.

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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 10/30/2023, Dr. Sommovilla 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

204 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Sommavilla is very thorough and is willing to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

I was extremely pleased with my appt with dr sommovilla. He was very sensitive in thoroughly explaining procedure/surgery. He answered any questions we had & I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Everyone was really nice between check-in checkout nurses wound care nurse all were very very professional and nice and the doctor was wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Doc always cares about me and what's best for me.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Sommoilla is very good to the patients

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Sommovilla, A+. Fortunate I was able to get one of the best.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Very confiding comforting doctor! Answered all of my questions!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr Sommovilla has given me exceptional care. He gave me my life back. I am ever so grateful.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

I came to CC as a second opinion. My previous dr had a bedside manner that I didnt prefer. He wasnt informative and I feel like he was waiting too long to reverse my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I feel very safe entrusting my care to Dr. Sommovilla. He is thorough, he listens, and he explains exactly what the options are and why.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I was able to discuss plans with Dr and his nurse via video conference. I am very grateful that this is even an option due to the driving distance from my home.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Sommovilla and staff were very attentive and professional. They spent a long time answering my questions and explaining my treatment plan. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr Matthews was excellent

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Doctor is smart and helpful. Wish I could spend 5 more minutes with him so that I could think deeper to digest what he said. Overall Dr. Sommovilla is an excellent physician and he is expert for what I wanted the treatment for.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

I am so thankful for doctor Sommevilla and the care he has given me and being able to talk with him by video chat I live seven hours away

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