Dr. John Clarke, MD

Dr. John Clarke, MD

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Dr. John Clarke, MD is a general surgery specialist in South Pasadena, FL and has been practicing for 47 years. He specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.Read his story

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Clarke's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clarke performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Clarke performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Carotid Artery Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clarke treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Clarke treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
Vascular Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clarke treats Vascular Disease more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Clarke treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Clarke's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

When I went to medical school, it was not to make money. Only 25% of the population had health insurance. Physicians' incomes were just average.That situation changed, but my philosophy did not. I have never done an operation on a patient that I woul...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1972
Andrews Air Force Base
Fellowship Hospital
1968
University of Florida
Residency Hospital
1963
University of Florida
Internship Hospital
1962
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
1958
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School
1972
1968
1963
1962
1958

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Bland, KI (ed): The Practice of General Surgery. New York, WB Saunders, 2001, pp 803-809., 2001
  • Goode LB, Byrd C, Wilkoff BL, Clarke JM, Fontaine J, Fearnot N, Smith HJ, Shipko FJ. Explantation of chronic transvenous pacemaker leads: Report of five cases. PACE 1989; 12:108., 1989
  • Clarke JM. A new instrument for thoracentesis. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1984; 159:586., 1984
  • Clarke JM. Culdocentesis in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1969; 129:809., 1969
  • Clarke JM, Woodward ER. Transthoracic fundoplication for hiatal hernia and short esophagus in a three-year-old child. Case report. Surgery 1968; 64:858., 1968
  • Gonzalez R, Rehnke RD, Ramaswamy A, Smith CD, Clarke JM, Ramshaw BJ. Components separation technique and laparoscopic approach: A review of two evolving strategies for ventral hernia repair. Am Surg 2005, 71(7):598-605., 2005
  • Clarke, J. Incisional hernia repair by fascial component separation: Results in 128 cases and evolution of technique. Am J Surg 2010, 200:1-7., 2010
  • Clarke JM. Dsyphagia with Angelchik prosthesis. Ann Thor Surg 1984; 37:355, 1984
  • Woodward ER, Rayl JE, Clarke JM. Esophageal hiatus hernia. Current Problems in Surgery. M. Ravitch, Ed. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc. Chicago, 1970., 1970
  • Clarke JM, Rayl JE, Woodward ER. Experience with the Thal and Nissen operations in the treatment of reflux esophagitis with stricture. A preliminary report. Am Surg 1969; 35:89., 1969

Dr. Clarke's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clarke

4.9

Based on 139 reviews

5 Stars
97.84172661870504%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
1.4388489208633093%
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Dr. Clarke is an excellent and caring physician. I first met him while admitted to the hospital through the emergency room. He is most thorough in getting to the root of medical issues.
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Dr. Clarke and his entire staff run a Top Notch Health Care Operation. Professional, compassionate and great personalities.
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Excellent Surgeon & willing to explain procedures fully. Also no question. Given to him is a dumb question. Full open comunication. He also returns/makes calls personally, not passing it off to other Staff Members. His Staff are also Great. I would recommend Him & His Office to Anyone!!
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I would recommend Dr. Clarke wholeheartedly. Please note that I am a physician also (internist) so I have a good deal of insight into good or not so good docs. In addition he is very personable, takes his time and explains everything thoroughly.
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Very satisfied with all aspects of my interaction with Dr. Clarke from careful straight forward diagnosis on my first visit, thru robotic surgery, and follow up examination. Easy to talk with giving clear concise answers. Highly recommend this Dr. Gentleman. Staff was also first rate.
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Dr. Clark is friendly,approachable and professional. He is trustworthy to make decisions that are best for the patient. My surgery day I felt perfectly attended to and safe. Plenty of sedation and pain meds for after. DR. Clark is a very kind man. I recommend him highly.
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He saved my life. Period. No exaggeration..he performed a surgery that would have discouraged others from completing and I am so grateful. He makes patient calls, explains clearly what the process of recovery will involve. I have complete confidence in his skill!
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Dr. Clarke is a very caring physician. He is very thorough, patient, considerate, answers any questions asked of his patients, and is a true Virginia gentleman! I have full confidence on my upcoming surgery with him in April. Would highly recommend him for any surgery he performs. BCT
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I have never trusted anyone at the first sight to put my life in their hands. Dr. Clarke was a first. I even told him that regardless of how the major surgery went, he has my full support and prayers. Well I was right. He saved my life and there has not been one instance that even a remotest doubt entered my mind about the procedure and post operation care that Dr. John Clarke extended to me. To me, he is the best doctor/surgeon ever operated on me. TY
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The best care I have ever received by all staff involved with my surgery. I only wish I lived closer. Dr Clarke gave me and my wife personal attention which is rare these days. I give 10/10 with no hesitation!!! Thank you Dr Clarke and staff.
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Dr. Clark and his entire staff were very kind and caring. I rarely waited more than 5 or 10 minutes in the office to see Dr Clark. The surgery went really well and the post-operative care was excellent also.
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God Blessed Me With Dr.Clarke As My Surgeon And He Has A Wonderful Staff Too. So Very Grateful To Dr. Clarke, For His Outstanding Care Throughout The Years.When You Deal With Serious Illness He Gives You Hope.Thank You Dr. Clarke For Truly Saving My Life Many Times.You Give Me Strength and Peace. Your Simply The Best!!! I Live Because Of Your Skilled Hands And Your Dedication To Your Patients!!! Sincerely,Pamela Marbet
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Dr Clarke is the BEST!! I highly recommend him. Office Staff is awesome too.
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Excellent care, empathetic, concerned, skilled and knowledgeable.
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Dr Clarke is an excellent physician as well as a kind and caring person. He listens to your concerns and addresses them. His office staff is excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a surgeon.
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Dr. Clarke is wonderful. He’s passionate, kind, and genuine. Dr. Clarke takes the time to listen, answer questions, and is very informative. I recently had umbilical hernia surgery and it couldn’t have gone any better. I highly recommend him - I am beyond thankful. The staff is just as wonderful!
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I recently had a surgically procedure by Dr Clarke and I was so impressed by his professionalism and concern for my well being. From the first consult visit to the actually surgery, I was very satisfied with every step. Dr Clarke even called me himself to discuss my test results! Dr Clarke's staff is very knowledgeable and caring, responding to my many calls and questions! I would highly recommend Dr Clarke!
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The information Dr. Clarke provided was spot on.
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Very nice and well-informed Doctor although he couldn't help me he did steer me in the appropriate Direction
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My treatment didnt turn out as planned, and all im getting is the run around for other cures. i came here because of the high rating...i was mistaken!
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
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Cigna HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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MVP Health Care
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