Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Italian, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Procedures For Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal-Sparing Operations For Carcinoma Of The Rectum
  • Rectoplexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincter Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
View all 43 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Fistula
  • Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Sigmoid Diverticulitis
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Luca Stocchi, MD

Luca Stocchi, MD, is the recipient of the Story Garschina Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery and a Staff member of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He sees patients in the office on the Main Campus and also performs colonoscopies at Independence Family Health and Surgery Center. Dr. Stocchi is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. His specialty interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

A native of Milan, Dr. Stocchi attended medical school at the Universita di Bologna, Italy, graduating with First Class Honors. He traveled to study in Spain and England and then completed a residency in General Surgery in Italy. In 1998, he came to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for an international Clinical Fellowship. He continued there to complete a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery.

Dr. Stocchi has conducted research in his area of interest. His articles have been published in leading scientific journals. He has contributed more than ten chapters to medical textbooks.  Additionally, he has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. Dr. Stocchi is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the American College of Surgeons.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - Mayo Clinic
General Surgery
Rochester, MN USA

Medical School - Universita di Bologna
General Surgery

Medical School - Universita di Bologna


  • Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

cancer of the colon, carcinoma of the colon, carcinoma of the rectum, carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, colon and rectal cancer, colon and rectal surgery, Colon Cancer, colonic neoplasia, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, colorectal cancer research, colorectal surgery, Crohn's Disease, diverticulitis pelvic pouch procedures for mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis sphincter-saving operations, diverticular disease, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic colon resection, laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopy, pelvic pouch procedures for ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis, rectal cancer, Rectal Prolapse, rectum, rectal-sparing operations for carcinoma of the rectum, reoperative abdominal and pelvic surgery, reoperative surgery, Sphincter-preservation Surgery, sphincter-saving operations, sphincter-sparing procedures, surgery for carcinoma of the colon and rectum reoperative abdominopelvic surgery, surgical treatment for mucosal ulcerative colitis, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, Ulcerative Colitis

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 12/3/2018, Dr. Stocchi 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

120 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 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

dr stocchio is very compassionate and I really appreciated his fitting me in to his very busy schedule last minute since I was in town from Boston

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2018

*Dr. Stocchi is an answer to a prayer. God bless this wonderful and smart man!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Dr. Stocchi was the 2nd of two Doctors' appointments that day. Both were very accommodating.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Stocchi is the very best. He is always so courteous, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I am so lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

I always have a great experience at Cleveland clinic. dr. Luca took care of my problem, and I have had no complications.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

dr was good. didnt enjoy being guinne pig during procedure while 3 others watched hemmorhoid procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2018

Loved my surgical staff - The doctor was wonderful along with his residents -

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018

My visit with Dr. Stocchi was most informative and I look forward to completing the next stage of my care. I feel more confident about being on the road to a complete recovery.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018

The dr. instructions were perfect and I did each one as instructed.

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