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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.7000
Desk:
216.445.1075
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anal Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • High-Resolution Anoscopy (HRA)
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Cancer
  • Coccydynia
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 26 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2021

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Advanced Colorectal Surgery Fellowship
Baltimore, MD USA
2020

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery - Clinical Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA
2018

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery - Clinical Research Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA
2017

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery - Research Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA
2016

Medical Education - Universidade de Brasilia
Medical Sciences
Brasilia, Brazil
2013

Graduate School - Universidade de Brasilia
Medical Sciences
Brasilia, Brazil
2010

Fellowship - Hospital Felicio Rocho
Colorectal Surgery
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2004

Graduate School - Fundacao Getulio Vargas
Hospital Organization and Health Management
Brazil
2003

Residency - Hospital Governador Israel Pinheiro - IPSEMG
General Surgery - Videolaparoscopic Surgery
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2002

Residency - Hospital Governador Israel Pinheiro - IPSEMG
General Surgery
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2001

Medical Education - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Medicine
Belo Horizonte, Brasil (Archived)
1999

Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Leonardo De Castro Duraes, MD, PhD.

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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. De Castro Duraes 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

73 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

2 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. De Castro Duraes is amazing! I changed surgeons after meeting him during an ED visit. He was so much clearer in explaining what was happening, shared all options for care, explained plans and risks for any of those options, and was extremely kind and patient while going through all of this with me. My post op visit was so efficient as well. Considering this was a very uncomfortable health issue, I was surprising at ease with him and his whole team-definitely happy I had them in my corner.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

My experience with the doctor and the staff was wonderful.

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