Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD

Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 62

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Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Plantation, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Plantation General Hospital and Broward Health Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Guarneri to book an appointment.

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Ralph Guarneri, MD

Ralph Guarneri, MD201 Nw 82nd Ave Ste 405 Plantation, FL 33324
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Ralph Guarneri P.A.1508 Se 3rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Dr. Guarneri's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Guarneri

3.0

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
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He saved my life in 2015. He always had my best interest at heart. The wonderful staff worked to address all my concerns in a timely manner.
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
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Jul 14, 2021
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Dr. Guaneri saved by life! After a simple medical procedure went wrong, I was flown to Broward General in a medically induced coma after nothing else could be done for me..or so I was told. Most of my intestines was chopped off by another surgeon and Dr. G (as I like to call him) was able to put everything back together and now I am without a ileostomy bag and living a normal life again.
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
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Nerdin St Rose – Jul 06, 2020
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Probably saved my life by preserving function in a very tricky colon rectal surgery. Didn’t give up and after 5 1/2 hours, I had 2cm marfim to reattach. He is known at the hospital as the best surgeon amd is spoken with awe by the nurses and staff. Trauma surgeon and oncology. He is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Paulo – Aug 26, 2019
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Do not go to this bozo. I was scheduled to show up for gallbladder surgery at 8:00 am. I didn’t have surgery until after 5 pm. They sent me home puking and barely awake and alert at 11 pm. Horrible experience. This guy is an a hole Plain and simple
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Nov 20, 2018
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Dr. Guarneri is straight forward, but the very best at what is does. He recently performed surgery on me to remove my gallbladder and I have had almost no pain, scares are healing well and I felt very prepared for the recovery by Dr. Guarneri and the staff at Broward Health. He was recommended to me by multiple nurses including my sister who insist his patients always do great and almost never have any complications. Also waited less than a week for surgery. He is amazing.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Positive Gallbladder Experience in Fort Lauderdale , FL – Nov 02, 2018
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Horrible doctor for cancer patients having a mastectomy.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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FL – Oct 08, 2018
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Dr. Guarneri performed hernia repair surgery on my husband. His first appointment to see Dr. Guarneri was a bit of a disaster. He waited over an hour and then was rescheduled for 2 days later. The surgery was scheduled for his first available date which was about 3 weeks later. Surgery went well. The Dr was on time but the hospital staff was not and he was kind enough to let us know. Surgery was scheduled for 8am, he started operation around 11. He was very courteous despite other reviews.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Wife of Patient in Ft Lauderdale – Jun 01, 2018
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This appointment was a nightmare. We had a 1:00pm appt, took us back to a room at 2:40 and at 3:00pm I asked for my paperwork so I could leave because the doctor had not come in yet and THEN, A DOCTOR came in, not Dr. Guarneri, but his associate! When he entered, he said "I didn't know that there was anyone back here"... (meaning this particular room) He spent 5 minutes at the most with us and that was that. The office staff is a mess and does not seem to have a handle on things at all.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Ft Lauderdale, FL – Apr 06, 2017
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Would not recommend. No respect for time, always late. Very bad bedside manner and somewhat of an attitude conplex. I wish I had researched better. I am going to get all of his worked check out by a more respectable doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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D in Miami, FL – Dec 28, 2016
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To begin my appt. was rescheduled multiple times because of them. Regarding my appointment with Dr. G., I would sum it up with two words: Disrespectful & Offensive! I went in for a hernia test, which I took very SERIOUSLY!!! after discovering a ball by my midsection. After this Dr. runs his test he decides to turn my appointment into a cosmetic visit, stating some very offensive comments to me. A simple "NO, It's not a hernia" would have suffice. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL & MINDLESS. NEVER AGAIN!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Ft Lauderdale, FL – Oct 04, 2016
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I can't comment on anything other than the Dr. being on time. After being called the day of my first appointment to reschedule I received another call attempting to reschedule me again. I told them that was fine but I was already rescheduled once. After she heard that she kept the appointment for me. I should've taken this as a sign. I got to the office and waited over an hour and the Doctor wasn't even there. I left and will not be going back.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Michael in Fort Lauderdale, FL – Jul 26, 2016
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My first office visit at Dr. Guarneri's Plantation office was very disappointing. Though his staff was pleasant, he was not. It appeared as though he was training his assistants during my visit. His tone towards the young ladies was condescending and unprofessional. After waiting for over an hour to be seen by Dr. Guarneri, he came in the room with me and treated me as though I was a cattle in the herd. He received one star due to his caring assistants. I would not recommend Dr. Guarneri.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Disappointed in Plantation in Plantation, FL – Jul 15, 2016
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As a nurse who has worked at this hospital for 7 years I was absolutely disgusted with how my mother was treated. She went in for surgery & was instructed to get there at 8 am. They did not take her back until 6 pm. 18 hours without eating & sitting in the waiting area. When she came out of surgery a resident updated my father (no, not the surgeon who had them wait an entire day) & could not answer his questions. They sent her home before midnight as she was puking out the door. Disappointing.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Kris in Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 30, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Guarneri's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri treats Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Guarneri treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri treats Gallstones more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Guarneri treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Guarneri treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Guarneri's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystotomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • 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)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • 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)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice believes in patient-centric care. We work together with the patient and their family with the goal of achieving their maximum healing and wellness.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1991
SUNY Downstate/Kings Co Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
SUNY Downstate/Kings Co Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Guarneri frequently treats Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax), Gallstones, and Cholecystitis and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Guarneri treats.

Where is Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD's office located?

Dr. Guarneri's office is located at 201 Nw 82nd Ave Ste 405, Plantation, FL 33324. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Guarneri is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Plantation General Hospital

Plantation, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Broward Health Medical Center

Fort Lauderdale, FL

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Westside Regional Medical Center

Plantation, FL

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)