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 School - 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 7/6/2018, Dr. Kolczun has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kolczun receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Zimmer, Inc.

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

233 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

excellent dr patient communication, dr offered me options towards my potential procedures.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Kolczun was caring and professional. I'm glad I am able to be his patient.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr Kolczun was extremely caring, informative and professional! he is simply excellent- as are his staff. I could not have asked for more!! I have already recommended him to several folks!!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I'm a practicing dentist of 40 years. I've met many health professionals across many spectra. I consider Dr Kolczun to be one of, if not the,finest physcian that has ever cared for me in my 65 years.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr Kolczun takes time with his patients. He explains everything and is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. K was very encouraging regarding my long term activity, where as the previous Dr at a different facility was much less optimistic.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

partial knee great Dr explained everything

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Concerned, Caring, Good Listener, Outstanding care provider

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

I love Linda and Dr. Kolszun! Always willing to take time with me, answer questions.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

it was very easy to talk to Dr. Kolczen. He answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

wait time was longer than normal, but I understand that my dr takes his time with each patient as needed. I appreciate his dedication to his patients and myself.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr Kolczun and entire staff is amazing

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

dr kolczun is absolutely the best

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

doctor never runs on time I always have over an hour wait

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr Kolczun spent a lot of time and compassion in my decision to have a partial knee replacement

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

The doctor was so thorough and careful to explain my problem and treatment that I could understand how he might get behind in his schedule. I am extremely happy that he is the one who will be doing my procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

I was given options for treatment before making an informed decision. I was well informed and my decisions were medically explained and supported. I'm very confident in my doctor's care.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Sometimes you wait a bit longer to be seen, but you know that you won't be rushed when it is your turn. Dr. Kolczun, Denise, and Linda devote all the time necessary to care for you, to your satisfaction. No doctor half out the door while you are still asking questions. This is wonderful, old fashioned yet genuine, healthcare.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

My experience was excellent. My experience with Dr. Kolczun was probably the best experience I have ever had with a physician. He was extremely helpful, listened carefully, and provided exactly the kind of answers and advice that I had been seeking. His advice will make major changes in my health.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

My apt. time was 2:15pm but did not get called until after 3PM. Even though the Dr. was running late, I did not feel it interfered with our time evaluating my problem. Was worth the wait.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

One thing that frustrated me was the doctor saw me and discovered that I needed draining of my knee so he left the room, the nurse came in and prepared the instruments, and then no one came back for 25 minutes. I was irritated and getting nervous so I walked out to the hall and both the doctor and his assistant were just sitting at their desks so I asked them if we could please get my procedure done and then he came in and did it

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

On all 3 visits to the doctor or his PA, I had wait times of 40 minutes to 75 minutes beyond my appointment time every visit.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

The doctor was very knowledgeable and took the proper amount of time answering my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Kolzun was an excellent listener with an excellent clinical acumen!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

it was a good experience. I have been a patient of Dr Kolezon since 2005. we drive 90 miles one way to see him.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr Kolezon was delayed due to surgery, so the wait was longer than usual, but these things sometimes happen so we waited.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Excellent input, doctor is very helpful and accessible if needed. Linda, his asst is available if needed and very wiling to help you.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Linda is a tremendous asset for Dr Kolczun.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Kolczum sits and listens to all you concerns and explains in lament terms about everything and that's what I like a concerned Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

This was my first visit with this Doctor and I am well pleased with him and the staff and office people.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

My provider took plenty of time to listen to me. Addressed my questions about using prescription drug. Thank you Dr. Kolczun.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Linda, the nurse that helps and Dr. Kolzun are exceptional.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Nurse Linda (don't know her last name) is an excellent nurse and assistant to Dr. Kolzun. She has a great attitude and very strong work ethic. EXCELLENT

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

it seems pointless to pay people to sit at the check-in desk when they want you to check in electronically. They aren't friendly when approached with a question so I'm not sure what purpose they serve. There could also be better communication when the doctor is running very far behind schedule. I try not to let a long wait upset me because I want the doctor to spend as much time with me as needed. However, my first appointment with Dr. Kolczun was way behind schedule. They made one announcement that he was running about an hour behind schedule, but I wasn't called back for a full two hours after my scheduled time and then sat in the exam room for another 45 minutes.

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