Dr. Mark Runfola, MD

Dr. Mark Runfola, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Runfola, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Advanced Surgical Associates

2945 S Dobson Rd

Mesa, AZ 85202
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Humana
  • Mercy Care

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Top Care Areas

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

Pancreatic Cancer
more than 5% of peers
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
more than 5% of peers
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Runfola'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Runfola "My goal is to provide the highest quality surgical care available with an emphasis on advanced surgical procedures and technology. I believe that caring is spoken, believed and practiced. Communication is essential to our effectiveness."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

20  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Whipple Procedure

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Economics & Preprofessional-University Of Norte Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Phoenix Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2009
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2007
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Runfola has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Runfola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Runfola to family and friends
29 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Runfola's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Runfola to me is the best surgeon you will find. He is the most caring and understanding person. His surgery experience saved my wife's life after a 12 hour surgery. I could go on and on as to how caring and helpful he was but there is not enough space. If you are reading this looking for a...more
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Dr Runfola is probably the most caring doctor that I have ever had. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Aug 2011, he sat with me and explain everything that was going to happen. When I had surgery he was very kind to my family waiting for me. And as I continued my care over the next 5 years...more
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Dr. Runfola is a kind and compassionate man. He does his best to set you at ease but is honest as well. He communicates well with other doctors that are part of your care. I appreciate his kindness and trust him completely.
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Very straight forward doctor but with a sense of his patients
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The Doctor took the time to listen and answer all my questions. He was very supportive and addressed all my concerns. I found him to be a genuine and honest person and I trust him completely
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