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

Avon Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Colon Surgery
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
View all 10 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


  • Surgery - General Surgery

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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As of 11/15/2023, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

240 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Malaya is amazing both as a care giver and as a surgeon!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Was very good at explaining everything that would take place and answering questions

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Everyone was extremely kind, helpful, and professional. Dr. M was outstanding! Even though I "failed" my first colonoscopy ~ he worked with his staff to make sure I could get back in the very next day.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

There was a question of whether or not to do my procedure because my tachycardia. The nurse anesthesiologist, the anesthesiologist, the surgeon, and my nurse talked to me, explained their hesitation, and presented me with an option of waiting a few minutes longer to see if things improved. They were all fantastic, and I knew they had my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Experience was very good, very caring, and very professional. Made me feel calm, and doctor was very reassuring.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Very caring doctor. I felt I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Was so easy, I'm recommending my husband to have same Dr provide his procedure!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Everything went well. Dr. Malaya is very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr Malaya and his staff were awesome. They helped me to be relax from the start until the end of my procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Malaya is fantastic. Great explanation of condition and resolution as well as incredible bedside manor

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Highly Recommend Dr. Malaya!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Malaya has performed several surgeries on me in the past very professional and I actually think he cares about his patients

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr.Malaya is a wonderful Physician. Very knowledgeable and respectful.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Malaya and his staff are very accommodating.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Mayala is an excellent communicator, compassionate and caring, as well as an excellent surgeon. We appreciate all he did for our mom.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Was efficient and pleasant

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

The dr. Was kind and clearly communicating what would be happening.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Malaya is the main reason I am alive today. First his skilled surgeon's assessment of my very serious problem. The surgery and the encouragement each time I saw him in the months post-op gave me hope and boosted my spirits. I was very depressed at having to deal with an ileostomy.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

The doctor was wonderful!! He explained everything, very approachable and interested in my questions and comments. Wonderful person!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Malaya bedside manner is great and he took time to explain the procedure and the results.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Malaya was awesome

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Malaya is an exceptional doctor. All my concerns were addressed, some I didn't even know I had. Whole team was very caring and just amazing!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Malaya has a very good "bedside " manner. He is very personable. He has a calming presence.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Malaya is an excellent Doctor who listens carefully, shows concern and answers all my questions.He is also professional, thorough and very knowledgeable. I always feel secure that he cares about me as a Patient and will do all that he can to help me stay well.

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