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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Lorain Orthopaedics

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Outpatient Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Treatment of Arthritis of the Hip
  • Surgical Treatment of Arthritis of the Knee
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
View all 4 Specialties +


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About Michael Kolczun, MD

Michael Kolczun, II, MD, is a total joint and sports surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Lorain, Kolczun and Kolczun Orthopaedics. He joined the staff at the Cleveland Clinic in 1999 and has been practicing in the Lorain community since 1973 when he and his father formed Kolczun and Kolczun Orthopaedics. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Lorain County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Association and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Kolczun is a frequent lecturer and is the author of “A Coach’s Desk Reference to Athlete’s Injuries,” a reference for area coaches.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate - Kenyon College
Gambier, OH

Professional Highlights

  • Head of Orthopaedics, Lorain Institute, Cleveland Clinic  
  • Assistant Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Lorain Surgery Center
  • Authored "Business Ventures for Physicians,"1989
  • Authored "A Coach's Desk Reference to Athletic Injuries," 1988
  • Authored "Outpatient Total Knee Replacement," 2014


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Acute fracture care, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, general orthopaedics, joint replacement including partial joint knee replacement, knee surgery, orthopaedic care of the elderly, osteoarthritis care, musculoskeletal treatment for joint pain, total joint replacement, total knee replacement, sports medicine including musculoskeletal treatment for joint pain, outpatient knee and hip replacement, partial knee replacement, anterior cruciate ligament surgery

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
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 9/25/2023, Dr. Kolczun 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

190 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 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr. Kolczun has been my doctor for 49 years. He is as caring now as he was on that first appointment when I was 28 y o!!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr. Kolczun explained the procedure in detail and the after care. His bedside manner was courteous and professionsal. He made sure he did not start the procedure until I was comfortalble. Would highly recomend him. He is a physcian that gives "world class care".

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Been a good experience but not so much trying to reach my provider by phone.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Care provider was excellent at what they do.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Very happy with doc Kolczum & Linda

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Doc Kolczum did knee replacements for me 13 & 11 years ago, would not hesitate to go back to him

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Love Doc & Linda

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Very nice Dr. And office help !

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

There are doctors out there who could learn, from Dr. Kolzcun, how bedside manner should be displayed when dealing with patients.. You can just feel his concern for your medical well being. He takes his time explaining things, making sure you understand your medical condition, what he can do for you and how he intends to do it. I have already referred others to Dr. Kolzcun.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Kolczen takes time to listen and answer questions.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

I have personally referred friends and neighbors to Dr. Kolczun.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr. Kolczun took the time to answer all of my questions. He drained my knee again, and gave me a steroid injection to alleviate some of my severe pain and discomfort.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I've been blessed to have Dr. Kolczun as my orthopedic doctor since the early 1980's. He's professional and skilled care has always been top notch. He has to the Cleveland Clinic's best surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Everyone, the office personnel, nurse Linda, Physical Therapist Denise, the surgical staff and Dr. Kolczun were exceptional in the care and treatment they provided me during my partial knee replacement. You can tell that they all genuinely care about their patients because it shows through. I have already spoken to and recommended Dr. Kolczun and his staff to people I have encountered since my surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Kolczon and his staff are always excellent in the quality of care provided!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Wonderful doctor care!!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

X rays were explained & compared to previous x rays. Dr. Kolczun explained why pain was located where it was, based upon the x rays. I was given the choice as to course of treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

I am always impressed with how well Dr. Kolczun's staff works as a team. It is a very well oiled machine!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Kolczun took away my pain. I have eliminated pain medicine ! Life Changing experience . Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Kolczun took his time to listen to my symptoms and asked lots of questions before sending me for an MRI. He was approachable and patient.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Great doctor! I'm so glad I chose him. I was very scared to have surgery. I'm recovering well. Lisa

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

The Doctor and his team were great and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Excellent doctor, smart, knowledgeable, friendly, concerned, top tier.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

When you say staff I want to be clear, the doctor is on a whole other level. He is excellent I give him *5 very good, the support staff is *3 fair in my opinion, they need to up their game.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr took time to make sure I was satisfied.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Doctor was honest and straightforward, I appreciated his concern for my health

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

You could not have found me a better Doctor than this man. He listens and finds the best solution for you.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Kolczun is the best, trust him with my knee issues totally.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Excellent doctor. He knows his stuff.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Kolczun and staff saved my ability to walk normally again without pain and for that I'm ever grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Have recommended Dr Kolczun's team to others seeking surgical care of their hip.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Excellent care from physician and staff

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Would highly recommend Dr. Kolczun and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Excellent results with my hip replacement. The surgical procedure and attention by Dr. Kolczun and his team was superb -well beyond my expectations. Would certainly recommend to others.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Doctor was very thorough in explaining risks in my situation. He took time and did not rush through the appointment

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

I would definitely recommend this Dr. To anyone. EXTREMELY Professional and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

My experience with this doctor was very good overall. He listened to my questions, took time to answer them, and I really felt that he cared about the situation.

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