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 4/28/2020, 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

218 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Kolczun was great. I left informed and encouraged. I'm grateful for that. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr K is awesome and Linda is fantastic

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Kolczun was amazing. he took his time with me and answered all my questions. I feel very comfortable with him. he was great!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. spent sufficient time with me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Kolzun took his time explaining everything to me, was not in a hurry which I like to see in a doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable about his profession which puts my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

the Doctor was excellent

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Michael C Kolczun is an excellent physician. The procedure he performed on me gave great relief. He & his Nurse were extremely efficient, professional & kind.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr Kolczun is a very caring doctor and treats you like a person not a number.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr Kolczum is an amazing provider. He was extremely kind, thorough and conscientious. He was very patient and explained everything perfectly.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

As a doctor myself, sometimes, we make the 'worst' patients! But as a patient of Dr K, I feel as if the care I received was exceptional. I have referred numbers of my patients to him for their jint replacement surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Kolczun is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. He reassured me that everything is going well since my surgery one year ago. I am very happy with him as a professional and a person, as well. He is very caring and very talented.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

never got clear info about my MRI. I was told I was overweight and had arthritis. that was it. I asked if he could explain my MRI to me because it mentioned a labral tear and again I was told I were to lose weight. I said I read the MRI in my chart and wanted explanation and he said,"if you read the report, then what are you doing here." I said thank you for your time and walked out. i have never been treated so poorly by a doctor in my life. i came there for help and left in tears. this was a horrible experience for an institute that is supposed to have world class care. i would never send anyone to this doctor just based on his bedside manner. he made me feel like I wasted his time just as I feel he wasted mine but is happy to bill my insurance

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

dr didnt seem to care about the pain I was experiencing even though I told him I have a very physical job. he gave me nothing. he only said I needed to lose weight and come back after doing do. nobody I know was ever made to lose weight to get a bone on bone knee surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

the doctor only seemed concerned about my weight. I have been large since I was 2 yrs old. what about my knee? no injections. nothing to do to ease the pain?

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

As I arrived for my appointment the doctor's nurse Linda announced that the doctor was about an hour late. I always bring a book because there usually is a wait, but I feel Dr. Kolczun is worth the wait. Everyone is very courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

So glad to have Dr. Kolczun as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I like my Dr. but waiting a total of 2 1/2 hours for a 10 minute visit is beyond ridiculous!! I have no alternative because he performed my knee surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Kolczun and Linda to many people.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

The Dr.'s nurse was nice and lovely. The dr. was excellent. He never was in a rush and was very thorough. He set my mind at ease. I actually enjoyed my visit.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I thought the nurse and the dr. was great. I usually am not one to hand out compliments but they both were great.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

doctor was 30 minutes late but my time with him was good. I would recommend him for orthopedics

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Kolczun has been my Orthopedic doctor for over 44 years! I can only imagine how many patients he sees in a day and yet, when it's your turn, he always treats you like you are the only person he has seen. CCF is so fortunate to have a doctor of his caliber and experience on staff.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Linda S. and Dr. Kolczun make a great team! All doctors at the Clinic should be so fortunate to have a Patient Coordinator as skilled as Linda!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Kolczun and his chief nurse (Linda) are just fantastic care providers.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Excellent. This doctor is is actually above the 5 rating provided!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Kolczun changed my quality of life, I can't believe how much better my life has gotten since my hip replacement and I WILL be going back for my knee replacement in a couple of months. I tell everyone how wonderful he is and if they have any issues with knee/hip problems to go see him

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I will be returning to have my knee replacement and possibly , (hopefully) there is a doc as great as Dr. Kolczun that can take care of my lower spine deterioration.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019


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Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

After waiting almost 2 hours, Dr Kolczun is a caring and professional doctor. He usually behind schedule because of his caring manner!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

A very long wait to get in, but a wonderful visit with the doctor. He explained everything in detail and treated my pain.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Nurse Linda is wonderful!! very energetic and friendly!!Dr Kolczun is very personable and talk to like a person not a number!! this is third operation and wouldn't go to anyone else. A+

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

I have complete confidence in my doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Kolczun and his staff are exceptional in every way.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Kolczun is exceptional in every way, especially knowledgeable , professional, takes time to explain things, very caring and patient.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Kolzun takes time to talk even though they are busy.

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