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Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 53

Dr. Garofalo

Cleveland Clinic Colon/Rctl Sg

9500 EUCLID AVENUE Cleveland, OH 44195
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Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.

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  • Hospital satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Garofalo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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
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PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Garofalo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garofalo performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Garofalo performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garofalo treats Abscess more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garofalo performs Colectomy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Garofalo performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Garofalo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • 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)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Garofalo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garofalo

4.6

Based on 11 reviews

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Office staff DO NOT COMMUNICATE with doctor. Poor follow thru. No empathy. Poor bedside manner.
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Tom Garofalo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • 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

Affiliated Hospitals

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Hillcrest Hospital

Mayfield Heights, OH

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

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)