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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.7000
Desk:
216.444.3423
Fax:
216.444.6284
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Achalasia Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Balloon-Assisted Enteroscopy (Double)
  • Balloon-Assisted Enteroscopy (Single)
  • Biliary Stone Therapy
  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic Therapy of Anastomotic and Crohn's Disease Strictures
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteral Stent Placement
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Ileoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
  • Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anemia
  • Angiodysplasia of Small Bowel
  • Angioectasia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Colic
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Diverticulosis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctitis
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures of the GI Tract
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 68 Specialties +
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Biography

About Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD

Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD, is the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Endoscopy in the Digestive Disease and Surgical Institute.  His specialty interests include therapeutic endoscopy, Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia, Endoscopic submucosal dissection, EMR, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, early gastrointestinal cancers, EUS, ERCP, enteral stenting and difficult polypectomy.

Dr. Sanaka earned his medical degree from Osmania Medical College, University of Health Sciences in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

He completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. He also completed a Gastroenterology fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as an Advanced Endoscopy fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Penn.

Dr. Sanaka is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

He currently is conducting several research studies, including quality improvement and outcomes of Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Achalasia, studies on adenoma detection rates, outcomes of ERCP and EUS, Esophageal stenting, long-term efficacy of EMR and polypectomy techniques among several others. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals on various topics in gastroenterology and has presented multiple times on digestive diseases and gastroenterology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Advanced Endoscopy
Philadelphia, PA USA
2006

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Residency - Metropolitan Hospital Center
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
New York, NY USA
2000

Medical Education - Osmania Medical College, University of Health Sciences
MBBS
Hyderabad, India
1994

Professional Highlights

  • Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Endoscopy

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Advanced / Therapeutic Endoscopy with EUS and ERCP, Biliary disorders, Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), Achalasia, Early GI Cancers, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR),Small bowel enteroscopy, Pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, Therapeutic endoscopy, Enteral stenting and palliation of gastrointestinal malignancies, Difficult colonoscopy, Difficult polypectomy Advanced / Therapeutic Endoscopy with EUS and ERCP, Biliary disorders, Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Small bowel enteroscopy, Pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, Therapeutic endoscopy, Enteral stenting and palliation of gastrointestinal malignancies, Difficult colonoscopy, Difficult polypectomy

Awards & Honors

  • Elected President of the Committee of Interns and Residents, Metropolitan Hospital, New York, 1999-2000.
  • Won the first American College of Gastroenterology national GI jeopardy championship in 2005.
  • Awarded Innovator Award in 2010 by Cleveland Clinic

Memberships

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterology Association 
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/31/2023, Dr. Sanaka 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

157 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr Sanaka is the very best, very professional,Very knowledgeable, and a personality to match...I wouldn't go to anyone else or any other place.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Excellent dr - he saved my life

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr.Sanaka always very good experience

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

I will never ever return for this doctor. He called me crazy to my face and said I needed to see a psychiatrist all because my symptoms were not typical presenting. I left the appointment crying and lost especially after driving 6 hours just to get dismissed in 20 minutes

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

I had some concerns about treatment and Dr. Raja explained everything so well about why they did this type of treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

No problem seeing Dr Sakata

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Interactions with Dr Sakata and nursing staff were all positive and supportive.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Was in hospital didnt make appointment. Dr rosen ordered procedure

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Kim Cole has been our life line to any info we need from Cleveland clinic, she and Dr. Sanaka have always been very supportive of any questions or concerns we have had.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Sanaka was quite pleasant, professional and friendly. I felt comfortable asking questions and was reassured with his answers.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Sanaka is a very skilled and caring doctor. I felt very comfortable with him doing the procedure. I can't praise him enough. Very respectful.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Sadaka and his nurse were both kind and informative.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I trust and respect Dr Sanaa , he is an excellent Dr he explained himself my results and when I needed to return He makes me relax knowing he is in charge and in more than capable hands. He also promotes cooperation when I hear a nurse assist thank him for bring back a pt when they were very busy "team work"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

For the procedure I had done, I wouldn't want anyone but Dr Sanaka performing it

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

The entire staff and Dr Sanaka are extraordinary. So very friendly and positive attitudes. I feel they care very much about their patients and each other.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

I give dr. Sanaka an a+ he done an outstanding job also verry careing thecaretakers were also verry good.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr Sanaka was Great

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I was very impressed by the doctor. He was attentive, knowledgeable and compassionate.

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