Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 59

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(850) 494-3749

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Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Comitalo has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Gastric Surgery, and Breast Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities West Florida Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Comitalo to book an appointment.


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West Florida Medical Group General Surgery

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West Florida Medical Group General Surgery2130 E Johnson Ave Pensacola, FL 32514
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Dr. Comitalo's Reviews

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4.9

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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (48)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (48)
  • Explained conditions well (47)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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I had to have procedure with Dr. Comitalo.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maria – Jul 01, 2020
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Dr. CComitalo, and his staff are Very Sweet Caring people!! I was diagnosed with breast cancer in june/july of2019 time frame. When first meeting the Dr. And his staff they were/are So Very Compassionate!! If I needed anything they said call!! I would definitely recommend Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo!!????
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Kelly Lose – May 31, 2020
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I had to visit the office for a post surgery check up. Everyone I interacted with was pleasant and helpful. From step in until departure was less then 20 minutes. If all Doctor offices were this quick, what a wonderful world it would be.
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William Sharon – May 18, 2020
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Reception, and nursing staff very friendly and competent. The DR friendly, thorough, competent and caring. Would most definitely recommend office and DR to family and friends.
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Kay Powell – May 17, 2020
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great doctor very imformative
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lois meyer – May 11, 2020
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The staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Comitalo was very informative and patient with all my questions.
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Arthur – Apr 25, 2020
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Really good MD. He did a lumpectomy for me. He did a great job.
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Jane G – Apr 24, 2020
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Great doctor and staff in the whole place is clean and sanitize and they check the patients before they come through the door great idea
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Kathleen King – Mar 23, 2020
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Dr. Comitalo explained what he would be doing very well. My operation was over in a very short time, and recovery went very well. I expected to be in the hospital for up to a week, but I was home after three days and pretty much back to normal. I was a little more tender where incision was made, but back to normal activities in a few more days.
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Mar 16, 2020
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I have known Dr Comitalo for over 15 years, mostly as one of his Anesthesia providers. As such, I have no worries recommending him what so ever. Now my wife and I see him for his medical abilities.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael Pistey CRNA – Feb 24, 2020
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Had to have my gallbladder removed. Dr.Comitalo took care of it quickly, effeciently and painlessly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debora Evans – Jan 27, 2020
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Very informative answered all my questions I can tell he is a very busy man he’s a straight to the point Dr he definitely is very knowledgeable glad I was referred to his team they all from the time you enter the reception area and leave is a very welcoming and informative their team work is awesome
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bonnie Susan Slay – Dec 29, 2019
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Very pleasant experience with the staff and the doctor.. Made me feel extremely comfortable.. Would definitely recommend.
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clyde v waller – Nov 27, 2019
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My recent visit to the West Florida General Surgery Center was absolutely wonderful. The staff was courteous, fun (but professional) and efficient. The consultation was on point and I did not feel rushed. Dr. Comitalo was very thorough and helped me feel quite comfortable with my options. He came highly recommended and I certainly understand why. The entire experience was most impressive!
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Bill Ervin – Oct 20, 2019
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Dr. Comitalo is very professional, thorough and courteous, exhibiting personal interest in the patient. He is definitely a surgeon who is worth recommending.
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Joan – Oct 20, 2019
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Warm friendly staff welcomes you and excellent care from Dr Comitalo. I have had excellent experiences with both prior surgeries and look to experience the same with an upcoming surgery.
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Richard Hawkins – Sep 02, 2019
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Very professional, xcellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Suzy Q – Jul 08, 2019
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My mother had an appointment for a consult with Dr. Comitalo. The staff were friendly and greeted us as we entered the office. Our wait was mininimal, as we had completed the paperwork the had emailed us, before arriving for our appointment. Once taken to the exam/consultation room, it was only a few minutes before Dr. Comitalo came in and spoke with us. He was patient and very clear in his communication. We left very satisfied with the information we had been given. I myself had been a patient of Dr. Comitalo's about 8 years ago. I was pleased with his communication skills with us, making sure we understood the situation and the options. There were two surgeries by Dr Comitalo and I was pleased with the results and recovery. I feel confident in recommending Dr. Comital as a general surgeon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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pensacola beach, FL – Jun 06, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Comitalo to family and friends. He was very professional and thorough in explaining my condition and rehabilitation. He asked if I had any questions and addressed any concerns that I had.
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Wilkin McKean in Cantonment, FL – Apr 09, 2019
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Had a growth on back of neck.Dr. and Asst. were quick professional and explained prognoses. Very pleased
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Comitalo

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Comitalo treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Comitalo treats other conditions, please contact the office at (850) 494-3749.

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Dr. Comitalo typically treats 98% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

Dr. Comitalo typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Breast Surgery

Breast surgery includes breast augmentation and breast reduction, which can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, as well as breast reconstruction following mastectomy.Compare with other Breast Surgery specialists.

Dr. Comitalo typically treats 53% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Mastectomy
Breast Surgical Procedure
Excision of Breast Tumor
Biopsy of Breast
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Comitalo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal 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
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Comitalo accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Comitalo is committed to the care and improvement of human life.

Biography

Dr. Comitalo earned his medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency training in General Surgery at...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1990
Graduate Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
The Graduate Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Lehigh University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD?

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What are Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Comitalo frequently treats Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Gastric Surgery, and Breast Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Comitalo specializes.

Where is Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD's office located?

Dr. Comitalo's office is located at 2130 E Johnson Ave, Pensacola, FL 32514. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD speak?

Dr. Comitalo speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Jeffrey Comitalo, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Comitalo has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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West Florida Hospital

Pensacola, FL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Baptist Hospital

Pensacola, FL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average