Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Contact Radiotherapy
  • Endoscopy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • J Pouch
  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage Surgery
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Sphincter Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Fissures
  • Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intussusception
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Ian Lavery, MD

Ian C. Lavery, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. His specialty interests include carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, sphincter-saving operations, stoma surgery and pediatric gastrointestinal surgery.

After training in Australia and the United States, he joined Cleveland Clinic in 1976 with board- certification. He served on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors at Cleveland Clinic as well as numerous boards associated with national organizations. Dr. Lavery has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications as well as book chapters used as learning criteria for the specialty of colon and rectal surgery.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Repatriation General Hospital
General Surgery
Melbourne, Australia

Residency - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Internal Medicine
Brisbane, Queensland,

Internship - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Rotating Internship
Brisbane, Queensland,

Medical School - University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine
St. Lucia, Queenslan, Australia


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

See publications for Ian Lavery, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/13/2017, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

117 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017

Dr.Lavery and the Cleveland clinic staff put my life back in my hands. I cannot find the words to express my gratitude. They were always kind, caring, and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2017

He did not familiarize himself with my case before he saw me, it showed a lack of respect for me as an individual, I felt like a number.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2017

Very good. Dr. Laverly is the best. His team is awesome.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2017

Dr. Lavery and staff were incredible. Dr. Lavery fixed a fistula and repaired holes in my small intestines so that after 4 months of TPN, I could eat and drink again.

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.

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