Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ USA

Undergraduate - University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ USA


  • Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 11/20/2018, Dr. Krpata 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

194 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

overall very good experience with doctors and staff

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

dr. kaputa never even finished our appointment we sat in the office for over an hour before he even came in because he did not even know we were in there then he couldn't get any of this scan results the MRI or the CT scan also didn't know why we were there said he was going to go get see if he could get the hard drive to see if we could see the scans and never came back into the office we have decided to go to Aultman Cancer Center

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

doctor caputa did not even know why we were there he was asking us where they want the biopsy done they had no information available was a very very bad experience

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

dr krpata is one of the best.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Great experience. I am very pleased with Dr Krapata, a great and caring Physician and Surgeon

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Appointment went very smoothly. I had a CAT first & they took me early. my Drs. appointment was very pleasant. First I saw the nurse & then a very pleasant resident & then Dr. Krpata & a visiting Dr. from Iowa. All were very pleasant so I was very relaxed. Of all the Drs. who have done procedures on me Dr. Krpata is the best.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

I would recommend my care provider to everyone! He is WONDERFUL!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I will not return to see dr krapata. He was very insensitive, did not explain why he didn't want to do the procedure and I felt he did not care about my illness. I am now having to see another surgeon to fix my problem. This has totally changed my view on him.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

physician listened and was very thorough with his explanations

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

They were very busy. Checked in at 1250p for a 130p appt. was taken to treatment room at 1410 and saw Doctor at 1520 hours. Long wait but worth it to see Dr. Krapata

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

Dr. Krpata, is top notch! From the time I met him I'm knew that I was in very competent and safe hands. His bed side manner is impeccable and you are never left not knowing his plan of action.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

This was my first visit to the Cleveland Clinic and my first appointment with Dr. Krpata. Dr. Krpata was professional and thorough. He answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

I was only in the waiting room for about 3 minutes before being called back to the exam room. Once there, I waited about 4 minutes while filling out a survey for the student Doctor to arrive and ask me general questions about my recovery from surgery and general health. Then, I waited about 2 minutes after this Doctor left before Dr. Krpata entered with a friendly, positive attitude, and a genuine smile on his face.

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