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

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Knee Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 26 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.$0$0He 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 USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Kenyon College
Gambier, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Head of Orthopaedics, Lorain Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    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


  • 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 7/16/2021, 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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* 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

227 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Very thorough and patient. Dr. Kolczun listened to my problem and explained his beliefs of the issue I am experiencing.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

So very pleased with dr Kolczun from day 1, he makes me feel so comfortable and trusting in the best care possible!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Words can't express my satisfaction with the staff, doctor and care and concern of my comfort during the procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Kolczuns is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

No problem getting in to the Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

As always, I am very happy with all of the staff, Linda and Dr. Kolczun.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

As always Dr. Kolczun answered all of my Questions.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Kolczun addressed me in a demeaning way as "young lady." I have not been a young lady since 1960 and it is not a compliment to call me that. He did not use a computer, but enumerated orally contraindications to his proposed treatment, asking, for instance, am I diabetic. Later, looking up information on the treatment (cortisone) at home, I realized he had missed one, which is included in my "My Chart" profile, which I assume he did not look at. I will discuss that with my clinic eye doctor next month. It did not appear from the Clinic's photograph of the doctor that he is 80 years old, or nearly so. I was surprised when I saw him In person. He seemed in full possession of his mental faculties; nonetheless, I would not have picked an orthopedist of that age.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr. K was looking at my xray on a printed sheet of paper??? Couldn't even see the edges. Why isn't he using the computer screen to view xrays??? I'm not impressed. I do not plan to return for another appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I always have a good experience with Dr Kolczun and his staff

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I have complication and Dr Kolczun showed much concern and wants me to have another opinion from Dr Molley

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Once I had phone numbers for Dr. Kolczun and his nurse, it was easy to get hold of either. Going through the general switchboard was less wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Already have recommended Dr. Kolczun to others! It was great to be listened to, and to have proposed procedure so clearly explained.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Kolczun was top notch in all categories. These questions reflect my concerns coming to my first appointment. He address/respected all. I am excited to finally have a diagnosis and plan. My brother was with me and equally impressed.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

The dr. was wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Linda ( Dr Kolczun's nurse) always extremely pleasant, kept all patients waiting about delays in a kind manner. Dr Kolczun couldn't have been nicer. He spent much time going over my new xrays after surgery and what I needed to do to get stronger.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr Kolczun again spent much time reviewing my xrays ( post op) with me explaining different areas and what I can do in the next few weeks to get stronger. He is understanding, professional & kind.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Kolczun and his Assistant Linda are THE BEST. I highly reccomend them.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

doctor is very pleasant easy to talk to

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Kolcuzn is a very good doctor

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Kolczun is the best

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

i have been Dr. Kolczun's patient for nearly 46 years! He is amazing! i am so thankful he is my doctor!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Kolczyn is fantastic!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

The staff was all very courteous and professional. I felt confident in the expertise of Dr. Michael Kolczun. He was very kind and explained everything well. He felt very caring and patiently answered all my questions. His nurse Linda was very kind and caring too. They worked together well and seemed to genuinely care about me.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

I really like Dr. Kolzun and nurse Linda. They were very patient with me and made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

staff and Dr were remarkable

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr Kolczun was very informative on what needed to be done and how the surgery and the length of recovery would be. He explained everything to me as what to expect.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Kolczun spent more time with me reviewing X-rays and explaining cause and course of action in one visit than my previous Dr. spent with me collectively over 5 visits and that included surgery with the previous Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

All care providers polite, helpful and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

dr was great, explained everything well.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Kolczun politely listen to my concerns, went into detail showing me my X-rays and confirming the areas which were causing my issues. He spent time covering my personal concerns, risks and benefits. He allayed all my fears and I knew I would be in the best surgical hands.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

I was very pleased at how quickly I was able to see my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Kolczun has always been very attentive to my needs and is willing to spend as much time as necessary to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Kolczun and staff is nothing but FIRST CLASS!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr was very thorough and kind. My knee went from a 7 to a 2 on the pain scale in 1 visit.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Kolczun addressed my concerns on the phone, and to give me piece of mind, asked that I come to the office in the morning to be checked. above and beyond customer service

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Kolczun is the consummate professional and always on top of the medicine and treatments. I have complete faith in his work

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Kolczun took time to sit and explain everything about my injury and what my options are. Then explained how to proceed with fitness as I am getting older. He is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

This was a textbook display of what a Dr. / patient relationship should be. As mentioned, Dr. Kolczun took time to sit and discuss everything with me. I have already told many people about that. I couldn't be more pleased.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Fast friendly staff, Dr. was informative and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Kolczun and his team do a very good job.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. kolczun is very thorough. I rate him as AAA

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Michael Kolzson was excellent at explaining my condition, & how we would proceed for alleviating my pain.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

outstanding group of nurses and dr.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr Kolczun is wonderful! He answers my questions and concerns, explained what would happen during my surgeries and recovery.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Kolczun is a vey caring and well informed Doctor and person. He always show interest and concern for me both as a person and patient.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Kolczon is a true gift from God,,,,professional,,gentleman,,takes,time

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Kolczun is amazing. He answered all my concerns. He was very through, patient, kind and didn't rush me like some doctors do. I would and have recommend him to my friends!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Gave me options. Listened to my concerns and answered all my questions before I left. Referred me to another ortho doctor who specializes in my problem. Gave me a copy of my x-ray indicating part of my pain issues.

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