Treatment & Services
- Contact Radiotherapy
- Fecal Diversion
- J Pouch
- Pediatric Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
- Postpartum Hemorrhage Surgery
- Rectal Cancer Surgery
- Sphincter Surgery
- Stoma Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Fissures
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Hirschsprung's Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Large Bowel Cancer
- Perianal Ulcer
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Proctitis - Care & Treatment
- Rectal Abscess
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Prolapse
- Rectal Vaginal Fistula
- Small Bowel Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Repatriation General Hospital
Residency - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Internship - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Medical School - University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine
St. Lucia, Queenslan, Australia
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, pediatric gastrointestinal surgery, sphincter-saving operations, stoma surgery
Awards & Honors
- Named Best Doctor, Cleveland Magazine
Research & Publications
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As of 12/15/2016, Dr. Lavery 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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128 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 1, 2017
Overall my experience was very excellent. This was my very first visit to the Cleveland Clinic for a consultation about doing surgery. The staff was great and were able to schedule me for an unanticipated CT scan and blood work. They fit me in and Dr. Lavery was willing to see me again at the end of his day as we were planning to be traveling home that day - about 6 hours away. This way we didn't have to spend another night in Cleveland and that was very much appreciated!! As I was changing for my CT scan, I discovered that my ileostomy was leaking. One of the nurses could not have been more helpful!! She found a place for me to change it, provided me with everything I needed and went above and beyond to take care of my awkward situation. I wish I knew her name to specifically acknowledge her.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2016
Dr. Lavery scheduled surgery for my hemorhoids on Tuesday Dec 20
Reviewed on Nov 11, 2016
Dr. Lavery was able to reverse my colostomy & I can return to a normal life. He is the best surgeon I have ever known.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2016
always want to review all medication and if needed refill willing to prescribe it
Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016
Very impressed w/my surgical team. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Lavery. His skill, knowledge & compassion are top notch. His team is also very skilled, knowledgeable, compassionate. Someone was always there should a need arise, and always answered every question willingly.
Reviewed on Oct 15, 2016
Always upbeat and made me feel most important and safe.
Reviewed on Aug 29, 2016
The staff will not call you back you have to continue to call we have been coming up there for 34 yrs. Never had a problem taking to dr. until a couple of years they just don't care the staff or nurses. DR. IS GREAT.
Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016
Wonderful physicians and ostomy care staff.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2016
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016
Dr. Lavery has been my physician since 1999. He is an excellent Doctor, extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. I owe him my life. I have referred so many people to him over the years. I respect him and appreciate him more than I could ever put in words!!! The best!
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