Dr. Robert Donoway, MD

Dr. Robert Donoway, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Donoway, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Hollywood, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in surgical oncology, hepatology, and more.Read his story

The Donoway Center For Cancer Treatment and Prevention

4000 Hollywood Blvd Ste 160N

Hollywood, FL 33021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 8% of peers

Dr. Donoway'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.

Dr. Donoway's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Donoway "Dr. Robert B. Donoway is the only Surgeon in Florida performing specialized Pancreatic and Liver ablation therapy for non-resectable tumors with Irreversable Electroporation (IRE). Dr. Donoway is a Fellowship trained Liver and Pancreas Specialized Surgical Oncologist who received his MD and Surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Sloan Kettering where he was the General Motors Cancer Research Fellow. Dr. Donoway has taught on the faculty at PENN, SLOAN-KETTERING, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND NOVA SOUTHEASTERN. He is the former Chairman of the Aventura Cancer Committee at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center (2012-2014) and the former Medical Director of the Memorial Cancer Institute and Chairman of the Cancer Committee for the Memorial Healthcare system as well as Chief of Surgery and Surgical Oncology at Memorial Regional in Hollywood. Dr. Robert Donoway has served on the Board of the American Cancer Society and Gildas Club. He has also served as past president of the American Cancer Society Broward County Chapter. Dr. Donoway is active in the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. His accomplishments include being the first surgeon in Florida to perform Cryo and Radio Frequency Ablation as well as Laproscopic Liver Surgery. Dr. Donoway is a recent recipient of the South Florida Health Award for the use of Micro-Endoscopy for the detection of early stage Breast Cancer and has been repeatedly named to" Top Doctors in America" by Castle Connolly. "
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Care Philosophy


8  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Hepatology
  • Phlebology
  • Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Donoway does not have any board certifications listed.

75  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Ablation
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Resection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cryoablation
  • Cryosurgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolization of Tumor
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Whipple Procedure
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Meml Sloan Kettering
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Donoway has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Donoway has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Cancer Society Broward County Chapter, Past President
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons, Member
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Member
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Dr. Donoway's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donoway to family and friends
173 total reviews (111 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (173)

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  • 2
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Dr. Donoway'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
Dr. Donoway Says:

This is Dr. Donoway responding to the 05/11/16 review

We remember things differently. We do not discuss other patient's private medical information with family members without permission. A patient's information is not automatically shared with a parent unless the patient is a minor. We also do not schedule patients who curse on the phone and are abusive to staff. Kathryn, our office manager, enforces the rules and runs the


Patient Comments (111)

The doctor was super, the staff is awsome, everything good
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Dr. Donoway has always made me and my wife feel like family without him she would not be here .I will be forever grateful for the time and expertise he gave to her . I have to say he is a bad man lol .
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I was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer (Epithelioid Sarcoma Stage 4), & I called every Cancer Center in South Florida Including Cancer Center Of America & no one EVER heard of my cancer & turned me away. However, Dr. Donoway took on the challenge and actually saved my life. I was diagonosed in...more
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he has a knowledge of what he is talking about and i love the way he takes care of me.
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