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Title Vice Chair, Innovation and Technology
Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoluminal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Fundoplication Procedure for Children
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • GERD Surgery
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Weight Loss Surgery
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Matthew Kroh, MD

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FASGE is the Vice Chair of Innovation and Technology in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is the Director, Section of Surgical Endoscopy and Foregut Surgery in the Department of General Surgery. Dr. Kroh also holds positions with the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and the Center for Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Education, located at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  He is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. His specialty interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, surgical endoscopy, single incision laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Boston College and Master's degree from Boston University, Dr. Kroh received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University.

Dr. Kroh has lectured widely on laparoscopic and bariatric surgery and related topics at medical conferences across the country and the world and he has co-authored many articles and book chapters that have appeared in leading medical journals, such as the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Surgical Endoscopy . He has been involved in numerous research projects in his field, including fluoroscopy as an adjunct to laparoscopic gastric band adjustments for morbid obesity, predictors of advanced liver disease in patients undergoing bariatric surgery, development of a novel device for endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus, and new methods of performing less invasive laparoscopic operations including robotics, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, NOTES procedures, POEM and ESD procedures, and many more.

His professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Association of Surgical Educators, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopists, and the Central Surgical Association.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Surgical Endoscopy
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Graduate School - Boston University
Boston, MA

Undergraduate - Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Professional Highlights

  • Vice Chair, Innovation and Technology
  • Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Section Head, Surgical Endoscopy and Foregut Surgery


  • Focused Practice in Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Advanced laparoscopic surgery, complex endoscopy, achalasia operations, anti-reflux, and bariatric surgery. Surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, bariatric medicine, bariatric operations, bariatric surgery, endoluminal surgery, endoscopy in the obese patient, Interventional endoscopy, gastric cancer, gastrointestinal surgery, gastric surgery with focus on reflux disease, hiatal hernia, laparoscopic solid organ surgery including splenectomy and adrenalectomy, Medical education, Resident and Fellow Education, Robotic Surgery, Single incision laparoscopic surgery, weight loss surgery, Weight Management, Robotic surgery, Median arcuate ligament syndrome, Gastric pacemaker

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Department of General Surgery
  • Innovator Awards


  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopists
  • Association of Surgical Educators
  • Central Surgical Association
  • American Surgical Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Matthew Kroh, MD.

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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 1/6/2024, Dr. Kroh 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. Kroh receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic plc

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

103 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Dr Kroh his whole team of fellows and residents were great. His nurse Helene has gone above and beyond to help me through this appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Excellent Bedside Manner. Very approachable. Excited to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

The Doctors were very courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr Matthew Kroh was very polite and informative. He will performing surgery on me that I have needed for some. Dr Kroh has a wonderful "bedside manner ".

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Kroh is an outstanding physician and surgeon.

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