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Sharon Grundfest-Broniatowski, MD, FACS, has been a Staff Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic since 1982. She is also Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Grundfest-Broniatowski is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Her treatment interests include laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Grundfest-Broniatowski's research interests focus on bioartificial pancreas for diabetes, breast cancer and rehabilitation of paralyzed musculature.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Gastroenterology
and a member of the American Society for Colon and Rectal Surgery.
abdominal surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, anti-reflux, as well as surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, biliary surgery, biliary system and splenectomy, breast, breast cancer, breast diagnostics, breast diseases, breast surgery, breast surgical oncology, colon surgery, gastrointestinal, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, general surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic colon, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, hernia repair, hernia repairs, hernia surgery, Hiatal Hernia, laparoscopic placement of CAPD catheters, laparoscopic surgery of hernias, major abdominal wall reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, pancreatic and biliary surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract
Innovations & Patents
Award for Innovations in artificial organs: Opto-isolated pulse width modulated nerve stimulator for hemiparalysis of the face, 37th Annual Meeting of the ASAIO, Chicago, Ill., 4/26/91
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