Ricard Corcelles, MD PhD
  • General Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Cleveland, OH USA


Ricard Corcelles, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in weight-loss surgery, minimally invasive surgery and new technologies and approaches for surgery. He performs a variety of weight-loss procedures including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S), and revisional weight-loss surgeries.

Dr. Corcelles has expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques, providing patients with a faster recovery time and less scarring than open surgical methods. He is skilled in the use of surgical robotics including the da Vinci system, which enables surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures through small incisions.

Before joining the Department of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in 2021, Dr. Corcelles was a consultant physician in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE. He was also the Director of the Surgical Simulation Center at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and Visiting Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Corcelles completed his fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery and his residency at the University of Barcelona, Spain.

He has received national and international recognition for his expertise. In Spain, Dr. Corcelles holds the title of “Expert Surgeon in Bariatric Surgery” issued by the Spanish Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (SECO). This is the most prestigious award that has only been awarded to a few bariatric surgeons in the country. He is also an honorary member of the Argentinian and Mexican Societies for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, based on his body of work and contributions to these organizations. Dr. Corcelles has been awarded as the “Surgeon of Excellence” in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, as endorsed by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). As a result of his reputation, both clinically and academically, he has been invited to give over 100 invited lectures at local, national and international meetings.
Dr. Corcelles is reviewer for international scientific journals such as the British Journal of Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, and Cirugia Española. He has more than 60 publications in peer reviewed journals and is author of several book chapters. Dr. Corcelles is member of ASMBS, SAGES, ACS and IFSO, and serves as board and committee member for SECO, SAGES, and IFSO.

Citations and Publications:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FL8oP88AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra
Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Corcelles+R&sort=date