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Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • Achalasia Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Bronchial Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Chest Surgery
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Diverticulectomy
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • First Rib Resection
  • Heart Failure Surgery
  • Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Infective Endocarditis Surgery
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Nodulectomy
  • Off Pump Bypass Surgery
  • Off Pump Heart Surgery
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Pulmonic Valve Repair
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Removal of Atrial Myxoma
  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperation Valve Surgery
  • Repair of Aortic Aneurysms
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thymus Gland Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Valve Sparing Method
  • Valve Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Wedge Resection
View all 81 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest CT
  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray
  • Achalasia
  • Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
  • Acquired Valve Disease
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Axillary Artery Aneurysm
  • Blood Clots
  • Cancer
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Epiphrenic Diverticulum
  • Fungal Infections
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thymoma
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 68 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights



  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Cardiac surgery including coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic and mitral valve surgery. Surgery for atrial fibrillation ablation Aortic aneurysm surgery including TEVAR and EVAR.Minimally invasive thoracic surgery including lung cancer surgery.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Philip Bongiorno, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/2/2024, Dr. Bongiorno has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

127 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Excellent bedside manner. I felt very comfortable with the Dr.'s thought process and decision.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

The Doctor took his time to thoroughly explain the condition.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Forthright, empathetic,and a doctor that understands the difficult decision making in patient outcoms

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr Bongiorno was excellent. Very grateful to him

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Was a very informative doctor's appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Great doctor - Bongiorno was excellent - a real genuine person, very detailed.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Bongiorno was awesome, took his time with me and overall very professional

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Bongiorno has great bedside manners. He is an excellent doctor. I truly appreciate his help and concern for my health.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

The provider listens to my problems and suggest what treatment can help me. Shows concern and interest, With courtesy and respect.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Phillip Bongiorno is an exceptional doctor/surgeon. His practice of medicine is characterized by concise guidance, remarkable attention to detail, compassion, and highly experienced surgical technique. In my experience with surgeons in my past medical history, he is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

My experience with the doctor was overwhelmingly kind and informative - this doctor gave no signs that another appointment had to be scheduled after mine /This doctor is from the old school whereas he exudes care kindness alone with details of the surgery that could be /

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr. Bongiorno shows "compassion" with both the patient & his caregiver. The surgery was traumatic but the patient was well taken care of. The best part was Dr. Bongiorno visited the patient & he always explains things clearly. Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr. Bongiorno is a Great Doctor. He is "caring and compassionate".

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. B was excellent. He spent time to explain and answer all questions. He did not rush us out of the door. In fact he went over and above to make sure we understood the procedure which had been somewhat complicated. An Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Excellent provider in all areas

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Bongiorno & team were excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

The Doctor and his staff Ralph made it very easy to accommodate me even at the last minute. Which I very much appreciate.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

The Doctor took his time explaining and Listening to my concerns, I felt very comfortable and very informed when I left the visit.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Bongorno answered all my questions addressed all my concerns and even got involved with a lung problem that arose, and he is my heart surgeon. World Class

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

We were given a very clear picture of my condition by Dr Bongiorno who also considered a very favorable plan to accomodate our next visit.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Ralph is a superstar!!! Extremely professional, kind, concerned, excellent communication with us at every level. He's been so consistent with keeping us informed. Standing ovation to Ralph in Dr. Bonjiorno's office!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Very friendly all doctors especially doctor bongiorno and his team

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Glenda was very patient and informative. She helped me to understand what to expect from the surgery and my recovery goals.

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