Dr. Robert Cerfolio, MD

Dr. Robert Cerfolio, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Robert Cerfolio, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1988 and specializes in thoracic surgery and general surgery.

1802 6th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35233

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Cerfolio'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. Cerfolio "We offer the most experienced robotic thoracic surgical team in the world and optimal pt care and satisfaction"

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Tumor
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymomas

48  Procedures

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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.

Education

  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Conn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Cornell New York Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cerfolio has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cerfolio's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cerfolio to family and friends
156 total reviews (54 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (156)

  • 5
    (146)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Cerfolio's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (54)

Dr. Robert Cerfolio, Chief, Clinical Thoracic Surgeon, NYU Langone, performed ROBOTIC left upper lobe lung resection to remove my adenocarcinoma. He is highly skilled, caring, responsive by text and phone with an incredible "bedside manner". Minimally invasive robotic surgery facilitated a...more
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Had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Cerfolio at NYU (where is now the chief of clinical thoracic surgery after having been down in Alabama for years) after experiencing a complication following a mitral valve repair--pneumothorax. He's warm, friendly and immediately gives you the sense that he...more
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Back in 2011, my dad was having delayed problems after surgery. He had his left lung removed in 2009. He was sent to UAB to see Dr. Cerfolio. That wonderful doctor saved my dad’s life.
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Dr. Cerfolio is not only well versed in his field, but he also took the time to make sure I understood the procedure to be performed. He provided a verbal explanation, gave me educational literature to take home, and he encouraged me to call his office if I had additional questions. He made me...more
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My wife and I highly recommend MD Cerforlio and his team, he is the epitome of what a consummated professional is. He is extremely efficient at the VATS procedure. His direct but professional approach and human candor evokes an immediate trustworthy relationship between patient and doctor
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