Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Garofalo
Accepting new patients

Cleveland Clinic Colon/Rctl Sg

9500 Euclid Ave Ste A30 Cleveland, OH 44195

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(440) 312-7111

Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cleveland Clinic and Hillcrest Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garofalo to book an appointment.

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Dr. Garofalo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garofalo treats Intestinal Abscess more than 99% of his peers

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

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garofalo treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Garofalo treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garofalo treats Hemorrhoids more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Garofalo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • 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
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • 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
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Garofalo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Garofalo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garofalo

4.7

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (12)
  • Appointment scheduling (11)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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After undergoing a surgery by Dr Garofalo over 8 years ago my quality of life, and by extension ,my family’s has been elevated beyond my expectations , I’m thoroughly grateful to have been his patent .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jeff Picklo – Mar 02, 2020
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Office staff DO NOT COMMUNICATE with doctor. Poor follow thru. No empathy. Poor bedside manner.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 30, 2019
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Fabulous surgeon. Did a great job but not so great on aftercare.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Jayme in Pepper Pike Ohio – Mar 24, 2017
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I feel blessed to have had Dr. Garofalo as my surgeon. I had two big surgeries done by him in a short time. He is caring and compassionate and a wonderful surgeon.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Noreen M in Eastlake, Oh – Aug 16, 2016
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One of the best surgeons. Excellent and worth the travel to find a good caring surgeon.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Diana in Ashtabula, OH – May 22, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2002
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1997
St. Elizabeth Hlth Ctr
Residency Hospital
1992
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Garofalo frequently treats Intestinal Abscess, Intestinal Obstruction, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Garofalo treats.

Where is Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD's office located?

Dr. Garofalo's office is located at 9500 Euclid Ave Ste A30, Cleveland, OH 44195. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cleveland Clinic Colon/Rctl Sg

Cleveland Clinic Colon/Rctl Sg9500 Euclid Ave Ste A30 Cleveland, OH 44195
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Hillcrest Hospital

Mayfield Heights, OH

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received