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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Avon Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Colon Surgery
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Lesions
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
View all 19 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals
General Surgery
Dayton, OH USA

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Undergraduate - Denison University
Granville, OH USA

Specialty Interests

Advanced laparoscopic surgery, hernias, breast surgery and endoscopy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ramon Malaya, Jr., 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 10/20/2022, Dr. Malaya, Jr. 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.

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

163 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

One of the best doctors we have had to deal with.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Never seen a Doctor with as good a bedside manner as what Dr. Malaya exudes.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Have already recommended dr malaya to others

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

The Dr. Is a very caring person, when I asked him abt the procedure, he explained everything. I was able to understand

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Such a compationate, patient and kind doctor. Very thorough and caught other health issues that could of caused problems

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr Malaya was polite, courteous, and respectful. Also, very thorough with his work.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr and nurse team were so nice, professional, and respectful

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

The first team member I met upon entering the procedure area happened to be the same guy who called me the day before. I appreciated the opportunity to tell him how perfect his advice was.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

I have recommended Dr Malaya to a friend.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Malaya was very patient, kind and caring throughout my entire experience. He took the time to talk to me without rushing through the conversation which put me at ease giving me reassurance that I would be well taken care of.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Very professional, kind and knowledgeable. Truly appreciate Dr.Malaya and his team. I felt like they cared about me personally. I would have given a higher score if it were possible.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Doctors and other personnel were very professional and courteous

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr Malaya was very nice. He explained everything to make sure that I understood what was going to happen. The preop and postop nurses were great as well as his assistants in the operating room.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

I'd recommend him to anyone needing a colonoscopy.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Who on earth writes a positive review about a colonoscopy? I think mine was textbook perfect, due to Dr. Mayala. I appreciate his thoroughness and explanation. (Also, I appreciated his sense of humor. I made a joke prior to the procedure, and I could tell that he really laughed. That set me at ease.)

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

The staff and doctors are extremely friendly and caring for the patients.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

I recommend anyone who is looking for a good doctor to go here.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Malaya has been informative, patient, thorough and caring during my entire experience.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Did not have to wait long to be seen for my appointment. Feel that I received all pertinent information in relation to my upcoming surgery. Dr. very professional and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Excellent Dr. I will always recommend him. He told me everything I needed to know. He and his staff are amazing

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Malaya didn't perform my procedure

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr. Malaya is truly an asset to the Cleveland Clinic family of physicians and always has the patient's care and well being at the top of his lust at all times

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

What a pleasant physician. He reviewed 2 treatment options and allowed me to make the choice. I felt it was a good exchange with respectful care provided.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Once I got into the bed, my care was excellent, especially from Dr. Malaya. All were excellent communicators, and I felt cared for and listened to.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Mayala is an amazing surgeon. He is also kind and very approachable.

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