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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Anal Cancer Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy with Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid Arterial Ligation
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopy of Pelvis
  • Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Exam
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectal-Sparing Operations For Carcinoma Of The Rectum
  • Rectopexy
  • Rectourethral Fistula Repair
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Treatment of Constipation and Fecal Incontinence
  • Watch and Wait for Rectal Cancer
View all 93 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Anorectal Physiology and Disorders
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Large Bowel (Intestinal) Obstruction
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyps
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Tumor
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 56 Specialties +


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About Arielle Kanters, MD

Dr. Arielle Kanters is a colorectal surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Biology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She then completed her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University while also earning a Masters in Science in Applied Anatomy. She received her General Surgery training at University of Michigan and did a Colorectal Surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. 

Her research interests include identifying barriers to the delivery of high quality care in colon and rectal surgery. She has published peer-reviewed articles on colorectal surgery and serves as a reviewer for journals. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Michigan Hospitals
General Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Applied Anatomy
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Cancer of the colon, rectum and anus, Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Sphincter preservation surgery, J pouch creation, Ostomy reversal, Benign anorectal diseases

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 Diseases of Colon and Rectum Reviewer’s Guild, Inaugural Class Member
  • 2019 University of Michigan Department of Surgery Administrative Chief Resident
  • 2018 Evan Newport HOPE Award Nomination
  • 2017 Top resident educator – “Bronze Beeper Award” Winner, Awarded by Galen Medical Society, as voted upon by third and fourth year medical students, University of Michigan Medical School
  • 2017 University of Michigan Department of Surgery Leadership Development Program
  • 2016 Best resident educator – “Golden Beeper Award” Winner, Awarded by the Galen Medical Society, University of Michigan Medical School
  • 2015 Exceptional Physician Communicator Award, Trauma Burn Center at University of Michigan Health System
  • 2013 Alpha Omega Alpha, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2012 Academy of Medicine Education Foundation Scholarship Winner
  • 2009 Phi Beta Kappa, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2009 John Schoff Millis Award to Senior with the Best Academic Record, Case Western Reserve University
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 1/3/2023, Dr. Kanters 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

163 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Kanter was very out going and not stuck on herself, which to me makes a good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

She was very pleasant, explained clearly, her nurse was also very pleasant.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Kanters was extremely empathetic and compassionate!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

She is the best. Saved my life.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Kanters was fabulous - very caring and explained everything, had a sense of humor!! Loved her! And her nurse.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Kanters (sp.?) has a great bedside manner and explains things clearly and simply. She's a good listener and very down to earth.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Both my wife and me have required the services of Dr. Kanter and she is a wonderful doctor. She seems very caring.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Kanters was really terrific! She made the whole process so much easier and listened to my questions and requests. I would highly recommend her! Thank you Dr. Kanters!!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Kanters is fan-effin-tastic!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

*Dr. Kanters was great at making sure I was healing properly.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

With the time allowed for the video visit, Dr. Kanters did give me an overview of a plan of treatments to look further into. I was able to get more detailed information when I contacted the departments specifically, although, getting through to speak to someone was a challenge.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

The overall experience with Dr. Kanters was very good. In fact, she and her team left a lasting impression on my experience and I have already recommended others to get theirs done by her.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Kanters was very personable and down to earth. She made me feel at ease and comfortable asking questions.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Kanter was the best Dr. I've ever experienced..She was excellent. Her whole O.R. Was great.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

She was wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

This procedure took about 5 hrs. which is highly unusual. Dr. Kanters showed unusual ability and stick-to-itiveness to complete procedure. I am very thankful for all she did!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Top notch experience. As you can imagine, this is not the easiest department for someone to feel comfortable having a medical discussion. Dr. Kanters and NP Megan do a superior job of tending to the patient, explaining the options and making you feel comfortable as to next steps. They set the benchmark.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

Excellent bed-side manners and doctors are awesome.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Kanters is amazing ! She is a great communicator and shows compassion. She is an extremely smart and talented surgeon. Anytime I had any apprehension she would put my mind at ease. She seems so young but also seems to have a tremendous amount of experience. A great team to work with - 10 stars !!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

The doctor was very personable and professional explaining step by step her examination I was very grateful for her kindness and understanding

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Very impressed with Dr. Kanter. I had a colonoscopy and had never met her. I was actually surprised when she stopped to introduce herself. She gave me good information and answered questions. She took her time with me.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Couldn't ask for a better doctor/surgeon. Amazing.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

The staff in Dr. Kanter's office was most helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

The care and concern provided by Dr. Kanters was excellent. I appreciated the time and information she shared with me.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

I would tecommend Dr. Kanters to highly.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

I felt very comfortable with my Dr. She was very kind and very easy to talk to and to understand..

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr kanters has Megan Rn with her in the room with her and Megan schedules everything right there. It was the most well thought out plan and the ease of it all was the best experience I have ever had!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Very good does not describe the excellent care, concern, and courtesy provided by Dr. Kanters! She is/was above and beyond exceptional!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr Kanters and her nurses are wonderful!! You would not believe what horrors my hometown doctor put me through. Dr Kanters is so kind, straightforward, very intelligent and you can tell she genuinely cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

We live about 5 hours away and I will never hesitate to come see her for an appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Kanters was just plain awesome: impressively thorough and knowledgeable in our conversation. Everyone associated with our visit was equally thorough, unhurried, and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

An amazing Physician for sure

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr Kanters saved my life. Repeatedly, and with little cooperation from me. I was admitted to the hospital as a result of this visit. Dr kanters is my hero!!!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr Kanters saved my life multiple times, with little or no cooperation from me. She is a miracle worker and I fully expect she'll learn to walk on water in time for my follow up appointment. She's my new hero.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr. Lanterns was an excellent communicator! Good explanations. Checked my understanding. Never condescending. I felt she really did care about me.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Dr. Kanters and her team provided exceptional care!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Kanters is absolutely amazing! Very professional, very knowledgeable, and great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

I was very happy with all the staff and doctor . Very professional and I felt very comfortable and at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Kanters was absolutely incredible and extremely kind and comforting.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr Kanters is very professional and assertive to my needs.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Love Dr.Kanter.

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