How to Refer Patients to the UH Division of Colorectal Surgery

Studies have shown a positive relationship between surgeon experience and clinical outcomes for a number of surgical procedures. To ensure patients have the best results possible, consider referring patients to a surgeon highly specialized in the specific surgery needed. The University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Division of Colorectal Surgery has specialized and highly experienced surgeons with expertise in the broadest range of common and complex colorectal conditions and advanced surgical techniques.

As a referring physician, you will receive complete, ongoing communication provided by our multidisciplinary team with the goal of keeping you informed about your patient’s progress during all stages of treatment.

Patient Referrals

To refer a patient, call 216-844-7874 or contact our physicians directly at the numbers provided below.

David Dietz, MD
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
216-844-1790 option #2
Areas of specialization: Rectal cancer, colon cancer, complex reoperative surgery, continent ileostomy, recurrent cancer, enterocutaneous fistula (ECF), restoration of intestinal continuity, surgical complications like anastomotic strictures/leaks/redo IPAA/redo CRA

Sharon Stein, MD
Program Director, Colorectal Surgery
216-844-2873 option #2
Area of specialization: Inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Ronald Charles, MD
216-844-2432 option #2
Areas of specialization: Rectal cancer, colon cancer, complex reoperative surgery, continent ileostomy, recurrent cancer, enterocutaneous fistula (ECF), restoration of intestinal continuity, surgical complications like anastomotic strictures/leaks/redo IPAA/redo CRA

Megan Costedio, MD
216-593-1315
Areas of specialization: Anal cancer, minimally invasive surgery including single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) and transanal total mesoteric excision (taTME)

Emily Steinhagen, MD
216-844-5025 option #2
Area of specialization: Hereditary colorectal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, enterocutaneous fistulas, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), robotic surgery, anal fistulas anal dysplasia

Michael Liu, MD
440-250-2468 option #2
Areas of specialization: Colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis, minimally invasive/laparoscopic surgery and colonoscopy

Trevor Teetor, MD
440-354-0377
Areas of specialization: Colorectal cancer, anal cancer, diverticular disease, benign colorectal disorders, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, transanal minimally invasive surgery, rectal prolapse, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, fissures, fecal incontinence