Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD

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General Surgery  |  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1985 and specializes in general surgery.

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Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Rib Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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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

  • Lehigh University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • The Graduate Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Graduate Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1981
Media & Publications
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in the Pregnant Patient Comitalo JB, Lynch D., 1994, 4
  • Laparoscopic Cancer Surgery: Lessons from Gallbladder Cacner WadeTP, ComitaloJB, Andrus CH, Goodwin MM, 1994, 8

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Comitalo does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Comitalo and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

West Florida Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Comitalo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Comitalo to family and friends
4.8
based on 16 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Comitalo's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Pensacola, FL
In this day and age, Dr C and his nurses/staff are a rare find. Even though there is a waiting room full, I feel he treats everyone like they are his ONLY patient when he is talking with them. That is how I felt from the first phone call to setting up follow up. Amazingly, they are really right on...more
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I received excellent care from the surgery team at west Florida Hospital and thanks to them I am starting to recover from a very scary time in my life from a problem nobody else seem to be able to find and fix. so I am very appreciative to them and feel they may have saved my life.. you cannot ask...more
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in Pensacola, FL
I have seen Dr. Comitalo for a number of years and have always been impressed with his thoroughness and professionalism.
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in Cantonment, FL
Dr. Comitalo explained options for treatment in detail and in terms I could understand. He took more time with me that I expected and made sure my concerns and questions were addressed thoroughly. I often feel rushed with doctors but felt relaxed and comfortable with Dr. Comitalo...and it was only...more
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in Gulf Breeze, FL
Dr Comitalo has been my surgeon through breast cancer and all procedures involved with it. He is very professional and caring. Guided me and my family through this difficult time making us feel comfortable and positive. He and his staff are awesome! I highly recommend him for any surgery.
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