Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 61

  
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Dr. Ralph Guarneri, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Plantation, FL. Dr. Guarneri has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Plantation General Hospital and Westside Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Guarneri to book an appointment.


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(954) 462-8714
Ralph Guarneri, MD201 Nw 82nd Ave Ste 405 Plantation, FL 33324
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Ralph Guarneri, MD1508 Se 3rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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D in Miami, FL – Dec 28, 2016
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Dr Guarneri is a very good surgeon he was very professional he is a no nonsense Dr staff is very nice my experience with him was very good had lumpectomy done went home same day had no discomfort.
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dianr in Sebring, FL – Nov 22, 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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri performs Gallbladder Removal more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Guarneri performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Guarneri performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Guarneri performs this procedure more than 48% of their peers

Transplant Surgery

Transplant surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on replacement of damaged or diseased organs with healthy donor organs and includes partial, single or multi-organ transplant, as well as living donor organ procurement.

Typically treats 54% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 54% of their peers

Dr. Guarneri performs this procedure more than 54% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Appendectomy, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri performs Appendectomy, Open more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Guarneri performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Guarneri performs this procedure more than 71% of their peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Guarneri performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Guarneri performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

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Dr. Guarneri's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • 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
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • 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
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • 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 Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • 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 Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and 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 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
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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

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Plantation General Hospital

Plantation, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Westside Regional Medical Center

Plantation, FL

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)