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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Physiology
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anorectal Ultrasonography
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Chemoprevention
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • J-Pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Prolapse Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
View all 37 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 27 Specialties +


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About Rebecca Gunter, MD

Dr. Rebecca Gunter is a colorectal surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, both at the downtown main campus and at Hillcrest Hospital on Cleveland's east side. She received her undergraduate degree in sociology from Miami University in Ohio. She completed her medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta. She then went to the University of Wisconsin for general surgery residency, where she spent two years as an NIH-funded T32 research resident. During that time she also obtained a Master's degree in Population Health Sciences. Following her residency, she came to the Cleveland Clinic for her fellowship in colorectal surgery.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
General Surgery
Madison, WI USA

Graduate School - University of Wisconsin
Population Health Sciences
Madison, WI USA

Medical Education - Emory University
Atlanta, GA USA

Undergraduate - Miami Univeristy (Ohio)
B.A. Sociology
Oxford, OH USA


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Colorectal Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 - Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Reviewer's Guild Member
  • 2020 - University of Wisconsin Ben Lawton Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education
  • 2019 - University of Wisconsin General Surgery Administrative Chief Resident
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 12/24/2022, Dr. Gunter 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.

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* 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

255 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

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

I had an amazing experience. My physician was amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Gunter was terrific!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Guntner is amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Gunter and staff were super. They seemed to work very well together. Somehow my procedure was a joy if that's possible. I'm so grateful, I look forward to scheduling another colonoscopy with her again. She wasn't at all like the "Old Grump" I had last time. I truly believe she enjoys her work. Thanks again.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

First visit to this doc and office. Very good experience. Doc was very helpful and nice

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

She did my colonoscopy- it was efficient- not terribly uncomfortable and all went well so no complaints.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Gunter and her staff are very professional and efficient

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Gunter is always professional, compassionate, kind and patient. She does listen when I have questions and I never feel rushed. I feel like I am her only patient at that moment.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Gunter's assistant Doug has always been very thorough and efficient in explaining things to me as far as my upcoming surgery and or exams.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

*Dr. Gunter is amazing. I felt heard for the first time. She explained everything & was very caring.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Very good experience. Staff and doctor very helpful and professional

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

The care of my provider was exceptional.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Gunter is great. Everyone is so helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Absolutely. I have already recommended the clinic and Dr Gunter to others

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Gunter always listens to my concerns and I never feel like I'm being rushed to end my visit.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

So happy that Dr Tracy Hull's office referred me, as Dr Hull manages more complex procedures & diagnoses.Looking forward to great care for upcoming procedures & appointments

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Gunter was very kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr. Gunter and Dr. O'Brien were both excellent. The residents dealing with me were a little more inconsistent but some were very good.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Gunter was outstanding -

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. GUNTER was fantastic and even answered questions during procedure

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Gunter has been excellent in every way

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Gunter and her staff are beyond exemplary

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Gunter was terrific !

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Everyone in Dr Gunter's office is very professional, helpful, and pleasant. They are very welcoming and make patients feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Gunter is a very good doctor. She Is very thorough and understanding of your questions. She makes you feel very comfortable. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing a colo-rectal surgeon!!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr Gunter is an outstanding professional in every way. I am blessed to have had her care.As mentioned previously her assistant Doug was kind and knowledgeable thruout my journey. I had complete confidence in both.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr Gunter was exceptional! Great bedside manner that put me at ease immensely. She was professional and courteous, and made my procedure seamless.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2023

The doctors, very professional, kind, listened to my questions/concerns with care & understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Prior to the procedure I watched an Emmi video on the colonoscopy procedure which was very detailed and informative. That made the whole process with Dr. Gunther quite easy. I felt really comfortable with her. If I have another procedure in a couple years, I hope Dr Gunther is still there and I recommend her to others if they need to have a colonoscopy.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Gunter is a professional and treated me with the utmost care and respect including her entire staff , I couldn't be in better hands than hers !!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Gunter is a very caring and understanding woman...she took time and patience in helping to care and explain for me certain things I didn't understand . I really feel she has a genuine concern for my health and welfare.she made me feel very comfortable and relaxed ! I have nothing but complete respect and admiration for Dr.Gunter ,she is by far the most gifted and compassionate Dr. I Have ever had care for me !

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

I would definately recommend Dr. Gunter and Hillcrest staff !!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Gunter and the entire staff were very professional and informative.

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