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

Fairview Hospital



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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Barnes Hospital/Washington Univ School of Medicine
Colon and Rectal Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
General Surgery
Maywood, IL USA

Graduate School - Loyola University Chicago
Clinical Research Methods
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA


  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kristen Ban, 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 12/7/2022, Dr. Ban 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

199 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Ban does an excellent job of making an uncomfortable appointment much easier

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Ban was extremely kind, explained everything clearly and thoroughly, and was thorough with the exam and plan for the next steps and tests.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Ban is very kind and empathetic. She is such an excellent doctor with procedures and her care for her patients is above the bar! So grateful to have found her and received her care.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Amazing doctor. I would recommend her to everyone. Took her time to make sure I was comfortable. Took time to explain what she found and her follow up email was amazing. I can go on and on. Cleveland Clinic should be proud that she is on their team

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Very good treatment. Dr. Ban was patient, informative, and went over everything with me. Other staff was very good!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I have had a great experience in the care of Dr. Ban, she is a wonderful doctor who explains everything in a way it is easy to understand.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Ban is absolutely wonderful! She has been very thorough, caring and very helpful through this entire process. I couldn't ask for a better care team and I'm very thankful to have such an amazing surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Ban explained everything thoroughly and wrote everything down for me to remember. She was very patient and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

She's just so nice and amazing

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Ban, but I hope I don't have to.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Ban's recommendation for addressing the issue had immediate results once I implemented it.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I always felt confident in the physician staff's medical explanations & the willingness to answers any and all questions.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Ban, Dr. Kuznikki & Dr. Bernard were excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023

Dr. Kristen is phenomenal!!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Ban is simply outstanding! She is a great communicator and has been caring and understanding through every part of the process.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

She was so amazing, patient, and understanding. Explained everything thoroughly in an easy to understand manner. I truly appreciate her personality and approach to care in addition to her expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I would recommend Doctor Kristen Ban to anyone who would ever have the condition I did.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Doctor very kind knowledgeable and precise

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2023

*Dr. K. Ban's bedside manner is extraordinary. Her staff MDs & APRNs as well.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023


Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

As good of an experience that could be had with having a colonoscopy. Doctors and staff were exception. Helped me feel comfortable. Cleanliness was superb. Smooth experience from A -Z.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

The doctor truly showed respect, concern, and feelings towards me. She was a great listener and did not make you feel rushed. Explaining every step of the way during the examination was outstanding. Her goal was to make you feel as comfortable as possible. She was so dedicated to me as a patient.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr.Ban has been amazing. She really does care greatly for her patients.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Ban was phenomenal. She listened and offered options for my health and well being.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2023

Love *Dr. Ban & her team.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Ban was very nice and took the time to explain everything so that I could understand about the issue and the plan for follow up.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Ban was terrific and concerned

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Ban is great! She explained the procedure and checked on me in recovery to explain what she found. The anesthesiologist Christine and Patrick were very friendly and efficient. All the other staff appeared to be competent in their roles acknowledged me. I felt I was being considered as a person to each of them and not just a task to be completed. They all succeeded in keeping me relaxed and confident in their abilities.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Doctor Ban and her team were fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Ban is probably the most compassionate doctor that I have ever been to!!! Her care and concern is fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Ban has always been very personable and professional, never rushes, explains everything.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Everyone made sure I was comfortable. I felt I was in the best of care and the Doctor explained every thing perfectly.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

My experience with Dr. Ban was excellent. She explained the process in detail and answered all of my questions. Her kindness and caring made the appointment much less nerve racking. She assisted me in a very difficult time and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Ban and the entire team were excellent. The questions I had were answered and I felt very comfortable leading into the procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Ban was wonderful. She has a great bedside manner. I will definitely schedule with her in the future and recommend her to family and friends!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr Ban is the best in every respect.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Ban explained the procedure better than any dr I have seen in this department. She answered my questions better than any dr. She is a true professional. I feel extremely fortunate to have her take care of me. She was outstanding on the day of the procedure. She was very kind and caring. I never felt so good after this procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

I would recommend *Dr. Ban and her team 100%.

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