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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus



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About Ricard Corcelles, MD

Ricard Corcelles, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in weight-loss surgery, minimally invasive surgery and new technologies and approaches for surgery. He performs a variety of weight-loss procedures including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S), and revisional weight-loss surgeries.

Dr. Corcelles has expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques, providing patients with a faster recovery time and less scarring than open surgical methods. He is skilled in the use of surgical robotics including the da Vinci system, which enables surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures through small incisions.

Before joining the Department of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in 2021, Dr. Corcelles was a consultant physician in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE. He was also the Director of the Surgical Simulation Center at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and Visiting Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Corcelles completed his fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery and his residency at the University of Barcelona, Spain.

He has received national and international recognition for his expertise. In Spain, Dr. Corcelles holds the title of “Expert Surgeon in Bariatric Surgery” issued by the Spanish Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (SECO). This is the most prestigious award that has only been awarded to a few bariatric surgeons in the country. He is also an honorary member of the Argentinian and Mexican Societies for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, based on his body of work and contributions to these organizations. Dr. Corcelles has been awarded as the “Surgeon of Excellence” in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, as endorsed by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). As a result of his reputation, both clinically and academically, he has been invited to give over 100 invited lectures at local, national and international meetings.

Dr. Corcelles is reviewer for international scientific journals such as the British Journal of Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, and Cirugia Española. He has more than 60 publications in peer reviewed journals and is author of several book chapters. Dr. Corcelles is member of ASMBS, SAGES, ACS and IFSO, and serves as board and committee member for SECO, SAGES, and IFSO.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Graduate School - University of Barcelona


Residency - Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
General and Digestive Surgery
Barcelona, Spain

Medical Education - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Doctor of Medicine
Bellaterra, Spain


  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 3/22/2024, Dr. Corcelles 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

144 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

I have no words to describe how amazing Dr. Corselius and his team is.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I saw a doctor every day and they were very nice. My surgeon was very good and listens well.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

I don't feel that the provider reviewed my chart sufficiently enough before meeting with me. His initial suggestion for a potential "solution" to my problem was not realistic. I left the appointment feeling a little defeated.

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