Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo, MD

Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 1 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

Arizona Associated Surgeons, PLLC

18275 N 59th Ave # M178

Glendale, AZ 85308
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mercy Care

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This content was provided by Dr. Makarawo "Dr. Makarawo is a colon and rectal surgeon with the Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona and he is board certified with the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Makarawo received undergraduate medical training and post-graduate surgical training in the United Kingdom prior to his emigration to the United States to complete general surgery residency in Michigan in 2010. Dr. Makarawo completed general surgery residency training at Michigan State University in Southfield, MI in 2016 and then completed colorectal surgery fellowship training at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Makarawo is trained in minimally invasive abdominal surgery with a particular interest in colon and rectal cancer and diverticular disease. He is also fellowship trained in robotic surgery, having worked alongside some of the national forerunners in the application of this surgical modality for colorectal diseases. Dr. Makarawo also has interests in all aspects of benign anorectal disease, pelvic floor disorders including rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, constipation and diagnostic endoscopy. Dr. Makarawo has extensive experience in clinical research, with multiple peer reviewed publications and national podium presentations to his credit. He also has experience in medical education as an invited speaker and instructor of students and clinical practitioners at multiple levels and from varied specialties. In his spare time, he is a keen sports enthusiast, an active participant in a number of sports disciplines and an advocate of regular exercise. He also enjoys socializing, listening to music and spending time with family. Dr. Makarawo's Published Articles On Colon and Rectal Surgery A true orthotopic gastric cancer murine model using electrocoagulation.Bhullar JS, Makarawo T, Subhas G, Alomari A, Silberberg B, Tilak J, Decker M, Mittal VK. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jul;217(1):64-70. Water as a contrast medium: a re-evaluation using the multidetector-row computed tomography.Makarawo TP, Negussie E, Malde S, Tilak J, Gayagoy J, Watson J, Francis F, Lincoln D, Jacobs MJ. Am Surg. 2013 Jul;79(7):728-33. Colonoscopic Perforation Management by Laparoendoscopy: A Simple Algorithm.Makarawo T, Damadi A, Mittal V, Itawi E, Rana G. JSLS 2014; 18(1): 20-7. Surgery for Diverticulitis: A Re-Evaluation of the Changing Trends.Makarawo T, Eichenauer S, Shah U, Jaeger A, Mckendrick A, Mittal VK. International Surgery 2014; 99(4): 364-370. Colorectal hepatic metastases: Evolving therapies.Macedo FI, Makarawo TP. World Journal of Hepatology 2014; 6(7): 453-463. Cecal Bascule Herniation into the Lesser Sac.Makarawo TP, Macedo FI, Jacobs MJ. World Journal of Clinical Cases 2014; 2(12): 903-6. Necrotizing Myonecrosis Secondary to Hematogenous Spread of Gas Gangrene Following Colonic Perforation.Makarawo TP, Shea J, Smithson L. International Journal of Colorectal Surgery 2016; 31(1): 157-158 "
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1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

24  Conditions Treated

32  Procedures

  • Anal Repair
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Colostomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery for Cancer and Diverticular Disease
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Polypectomy
  • Prolapse Treatment
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
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  • Birmingham University (UK)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Birmingham University (UK)
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • West Midlands Deanery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Michigan State University - Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield, MI
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017
  • Member Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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