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Dr. Mark Runfola, MD

Dr. Mark Runfola, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 52


Dr. Mark Runfola, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in general surgery.


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(480) 359-1104

Dr. Runfola accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Banner Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
City of Mesa Health Plan
CopperPoint Mutual
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Plan of Nevada
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
Self Pay
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
Zenith Administrators Inc

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Dr. Runfola's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Runfola performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Runfola performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Wound Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Runfola performs Wound Repair more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Runfola performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Runfola performs Axillary Lymph Node Dissection more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Runfola performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Runfola's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Whipple Procedure
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2009
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2007
  • Top Doctors - Phoenix Magazine, 2008

Dr. Runfola's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Runfola

4.3

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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Runfola has provided me with the information and confidence needed to address the surgery to remove my existing malignant melanoma. Plus he has performed the surgery necessary for biopsies on lymph nodes for further testing. He is a very warm and caring individual who sets your mind at ease...Read More
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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...Read 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...Read 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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