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Department Colorectal 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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Anorecal Physiology And Ultrasonography
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Chemoprevention
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectoplexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and 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 Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
View all 36 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
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 28 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

See publications for Rebecca Gunter, 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 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.

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

101 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 4.7
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

11 Patient Comments

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 Nov 8, 2022

She very much made an awkward situation easy.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

The entire process was great. The people, Doctor, Nurses and all assisted were great.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Felt confident after talking with doc that I was in great hands.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

The experience from scheduling, check in, appointment with Dr Gunter very professional.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr. Gunter was EXTREMELY kind and informative. She took her time asking all the right questions and truly listening to all of my concerns. I can't thank her enough for taking me on as a new patient, and also for fitting me into her busy schedulde so soon. As a Crohn's patient of 18 years, I sometimes find it difficult to trust new physicians and surgeons. But I can honestly say that I feel comfortable putting me trust in Dr. Gunter, and I fully believe she has my best interest at heart when it comes to my care.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

We really liked Dr. Gunter. Very throughal.and. Nice.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Gunter and her nurse's were all great.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr. G?nter was great and listen to all my concerns.

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