Dr. Donald A. Garrow, MD

Dr. Donald A. Garrow, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 42 years old

Dr. Garrow takes pride in providing world class local care,sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. ...Read more

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3.8 based on 36 responses
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  • Trustworthiness
     (36)
  • Helpfulness
     (36)
  • Staff
     (35)
  • Scheduling
     (36)
Experience with Dr. Garrow
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (36)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (36)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (36)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (36)
Dr. Garrow's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (36)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (34)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (35)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (30)
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in Venice, FL |
Really nice Doctor. Took great care of my husband and was able to fix him when other docs in the area couldn't. Cares about his patients and their families. Highly recommend.
in Punta Gorda, FL |
He listened to my symptoms, told me he thought it was my pancreas. I hadn't heard of the pancreas causing stomach problems before. He did an ultrasound scope procedure, showed me with pictures that it was my pancreas. Gave me a diet to follow, and medicine to take when needed. Feel best I have in over 10 years! Told my daughter to see him because she has same problems I do, even though she lives in Indiana she is coming to see him. Office staff very friendly.
in Sarasota, FL |
Saw him for colonoscopy, took out a large polyp. Recommended 3 year repeat procedure. Fuse scopes at surgery center very high tech, staff at center friendly.
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr Garrow saw my mother in the hospital. She had seen two other stomach doctors before. Dr. Garrow asked short questions, listened to her long responses. At the end he told us what he thought she had, did a procedure and that's exactly what it was! After 9 years of frustration, he found it in less than one day. He is very pleasant, easy to talk to and a world apart from others we've seen. We are forever grateful to Dr. Garrow.
in Englewood, FL |
ADMITTED BY ER TO HOSPITAL,GI BLEEDING, HAD BLOOD TRANSFUSION, -NO* GI DR. UNTILL 2ND. DAY-STILL BLEEDING, 2ND DAY GI PROCEDURE DONE TO STOP BLEEDING.AUTHORIZATION PAPERS SIGNED IN WAITING ROOM TO SURGERY! NO DR. SHOWED TO SPEAK TO ME BEFORE OR AFTER*THE PROCEDURE! NO*IDEA WHAT HAD BEEN DONE OR WHY ETC.! FOUND OUT THE NEXT MORNING FROM A NURSE ! NO CONTACT FROM DR! WITH-HELD ANTIBIOTICS PRESCRIPTION AFTER I COMPLAINED! DR. THREATENED**WITH DIRECT* BILLING AS TO COLLECTION, TO MAKE LIFE HELL!
Bradenton, FL |
After making monthly payments and attempting to contact the billing staff, with no success, they sent us to a collection company and charged us the fee!!!
in Florida |
Very hard to speak to anyone ... get an answering machine which calls are not returned Took two months to get an appointment which was cancels. This Doctor doesent seem concerned about patients
in Ellenton, FL |
Dr. Garrow has resolved my nausea problem that at least 15 doctors in 3 states were not able to do! He is caring, thorough, knowledgable, and has literally given me my life back. I would highly recommend him, as one of the finest doctors I have worked with to date.
in Port Charlotte, FL |
We met with Dr Garrow and found out our insurance was not accepted last year. We were so impressed with his knowledge and bedside manner that we waited a year to have an ERCP with our new insurance. Dr Garrow is not only kind , but knows how to give you the assurance you need when going in for surgery. Thank you Dr Garrow and your entire staff for being AWESOME!!!
in Englewood, FL |
Dr Garrow, He performed a very brutal endoscopy, on my wife and proclaimed how smart he is, and no one else would have found her pancreatitis. In a way he was right, she did not have pancreatitis, she had a stomach ulcer. Then talking to other patients of his, we found two other ladies with the same prognosis. They too had cuts on their mouth and a sore throats. Again no pancreatitis. One woman we spoke to, was told she had pancreatic CANCER. again wrong. This guy is a genuine QUACK
in Englewood, FL |
Dr Garrow was covering for Dr. Ditomaso when I ended up in the ER with severe rectal pain. He refused to see me that evening even though he was in the same building, or at his office the day after. He consulted the ER doctor by phone. They both got the diagnosis wrong! Dr Garrow's wrong conclusion was I had an anal fissure. Several extremely painful days later I was examined by a compassionate GI DR in Sarasota. I ultimately had surgery to remove a large tumor. (The pathology was benign.)
in Lake Suzy !, Fla. |
Time , questions and answers. This is how a Dr. should treat his patients. As a new patient , I was very impressed.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

Dr. Garrow says..

DISEASES :

  • Abdominal Pain Acute or Chronic Constipation
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colon Cancer/Polyps
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • Helicobacter Pylori(H.Pylori)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • IBS
  • Pancreatitis(Acute and Chronic)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Reflux
  • Swallowing Difficulties
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

Dr. Garrow says..

SPECIALTY TRAINING:

  • Disorders of Pancreas and Bile Duct
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

PROCEDURES:

  • Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy Screening and Diagnostic
  • Complex Dilation for Swallowing Dysfunction
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound(EUS)
  • ERCP
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal pH
  • Fecal Incontinence Treatment
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Sphincter of Oddi
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  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Pancreatic Endotherapy
  • pH Probe
  • Tube Feeding

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    University Nc/New Hanover Reg Med Ctr

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    University Nc Chapel Hill/New Hanover Med Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Med University SC

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    SUNY Buffalo Millard Filmore Gates Hosp

    Graduated in 1997

  • Other Education
    Musc Med Ctr

    Completed in 2007

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

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Dr. Garrow's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Garrow's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Garrow

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Garrow's Care Philosophy

Dr. Garrow takes pride in providing world class local care,sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.  He is committed to delivering quality, compassionate and dedicated care to all patients and our community.

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Dr. Garrow says...

DISEASES :

  • Abdominal Pain Acute or Chronic Constipation
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colon Cancer/Polyps
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • Helicobacter Pylori(H.Pylori)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • IBS
  • Pancreatitis(Acute and Chronic)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Reflux
  • Swallowing Difficulties
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Dr. Garrow says...

SPECIALTY TRAINING:

  • Disorders of Pancreas and Bile Duct
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

PROCEDURES:

  • Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy Screening and Diagnostic
  • Complex Dilation for Swallowing Dysfunction
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound(EUS)
  • ERCP
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal pH
  • Fecal Incontinence Treatment
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Sphincter of Oddi