Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD

Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD

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Age 51
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Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

9500 EUCLID AVENUE

Cleveland, OH 44195

Contact Information

(440) 695-4000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intestinal Abscess
very high
more than 98% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Garofalo'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.

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy

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 Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • St. Elizabeth Hlth Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garofalo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garofalo's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garofalo to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Garofalo'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 (3)

Fabulous surgeon. Did a great job but not so great on aftercare.
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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.
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One of the best surgeons. Excellent and worth the travel to find a good caring surgeon.
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