Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD

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57 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 specializes in general surgery.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Comitalo performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Comitalo's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Comitalo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Comitalo "Dr. Comitalo earned his medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency training in General Surgery at The Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was also named Chief Resident. While finishing his residency, Dr. Comitalo served as Clinical Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Comitalo has been published in several medical journals relating to the specialty of general surgery. After completing his post-graduate training, Dr. Comitalo joined the U.S. Air Force, serving for four years as a Staff Surgeon at Scott AFB in Illinois. Since leaving the military, he has spent the past 22 years in private practice, the last 18 of which have been in the Pensacola area. Dr. Comitalo has special interest in the areas of hernia repair and diseases of the gall bladder and breast. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Comitalo is also a member of the American Medical Association, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons."
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

71  Conditions Treated

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84  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

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Dr. Comitalo's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Comitalo to family and friends
26 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Truly a first-rate surgeon with a wonderful caring bedside manner. Patiently answers all questions.
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We found Doctor Comitalo to be very knowledgeable and very good bedside manners for his patient. He also listen very well. Would highly recommend him. Thank you Doctor Comitalo
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Outstanding! Couldn’t have asked for more on my initial visit. From reception staff, nursing and then the good doctor himself, it was a fantastic initial visit and would highly recommend this office to all!
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Dr. Comitalo is extremely professional while still being approachable and friendly. He did an outstanding job with my surgery and I would definitely recommend him.
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I have recommended Dr Comitalo several times to anyone I know that need a surgeon.
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