Habibeh Gitiforooz, MD

Department Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Lakewood Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraception
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Gynecology
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Sterilization
  • Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services
  • OB/GYN Ultrasound
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Polypectomy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Women's Health
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Incompetence In Pregnancy
  • Colon Polyps
  • Cystocele
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Herpes
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyps
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Yeast Infections
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Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2001

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Detroit Medical Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Detroit, MI USA
2001

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Residency - Department of Health and Medical Services
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dubai,
1996

Medical School - Dubai Medical College for Girls
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dubai, U.A.E.,
1992

Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

advanced Robotic laparoscopic surgeries, minimally invasive procedures, bleeding disorders, treatment for uterine fibroids, hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation: hysteroscopic sterilization, endometriosis, obstetric care

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/9/2016, Dr. Gitiforooz has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

189 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.2 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.4
Knows Medical History 3.8
Time Spent with Patient 4
Patient Rating of Doctor 3.6

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016

Often times, I felt rushed during my appointment. She would be walking out the door and I would stop her to ask questions. It would be good to improve the level of personable attention.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016

I think Dr. Gitiforooz is a very skilled OBGYN and surgeon. I knew that I was in the best hands possible and I never doubted that fact. Sometimes, I don't appreciate her brashness. Because, she is so knowledgeable and experienced, she can come across as abrupt and shooting straight from the hip. I would have liked more empathy when I told her that I had gone to the ER not knowing why I was experiencing so much pain two weeks after surgery. I was found to be extremely constipated and that was a side effect of my pain medicine. She almost made me feel as if it was my fault that I hadn't taken enough precautionary measures to avoid my predicament when the possible severity and pain of constipation was never really explained to me...ever!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2016

Overall, I was happy with the care which I received from this provider. However, she did seem like she was in a bit of a rush during the visit.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2016

This office is the most organized office I ever delt with they are professional and know what they are doing. Before I could get a question out they already had the answers and it was like they read my mind. I guess the questions I ask many do as well so they are just a wonderful group of people and handle things great

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2016

As a Cleveland Clinic caregivier clinician myself, I was appalled at how terribly I was treated at this visit. I have not had any other experiences like it with other physicians both inside and outside CCF. Physician spent ~7 minutes with me for an initial visit. She gave me one treatment option and was short with me when I asked for additional options. She told me testing to figure out the "why" was a waste of time and she would treat me the same no matter what. She didn't listen to any of my concerns. She didn't discuss side effects of medication she was prescribing. She also did not know anything about me or my PMH, medications, etc. when she came into the room and it was very obvious. I am lucky I was not a patient who had to drive into the city, pay for parking and take time off of work to visit or I would be even more disappointed. Truly the worst experience I have had with a clinician. I would never recommend her. What's worse is I had to wait months to be seen for 7 minutes by someone who was clearly not prepared and rushed through my visit. I will look for another Dr. If she treats all patients like this, it is a very poor reflection on CCF.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

The visit itself was ok--staff was friendly, wait times acceptable, scheduling was easy, and the provider was pleasant enough. However, I was told that I would receive result from my test soon afterwards. Nearly a month has past and I have called to inquire only to be told that my results have been ready for some time and they are not sure why I hadn't been notified earlier. I was also told that I cannot receive these results until the physician has reviewed them. I feel that this wait time for results from a simple, routine test are unacceptable.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2016

Good experience.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2016

Dr. Gitiforooz did pelvic exam. Rough!! Especially when examining rectocele. Dr. did not look at or examine breasts. Mammogram was uncomfortable despite tech or nurse trying to not hurt me. Bruise on side afterwards. Waiting on call from radiologist regarding abnormal mammogram. Hopefully Dr. Sharma radiologist will call soon - hard to wait to find out about mammogram. Worried!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2016

She is my gynecologist, not my regular primary care doctor, and I generally see her once a year. I think she is excellent. She listens carefully, answers questions honestly and gives me as much time as I need. She never seems to be in a hurry.

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