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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As of 12/2/2019, 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

200 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 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

The visit went well and I was accommodated to help alleviate my pain as best as could be done. Caring staff. Short wait to sign in. Liked having coffee/hot chocolate available in waiting area. Dr. Krpata contacted me after returning home in a timely manner and offered me hope in helping me get my life back by offering surgery as an option.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

*Dr. Kupata & his team are tops!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Krpata was extremely professional, compassionate, and caring. He performed a tricky surgery on me that was 100% effective, and I will be forever grateful to him

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. krpada and his staff were excellent, everyone cared about me, everyone!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr.Krpata was very nice and seemed genuinely interested in getting to the bottom of things, but unfortunately I probably am not a candidate for more surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Krypata was great. I marked "fair" for # 3 and 5 due to the fact that scar tissue and entrapped nerves don't appear to have a "1 size fits all" treatment option or explanation.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Krapata and his staff's personnel were very polite and informed me of what surgery I needed and answered all of my concerns. looking forward to my surgery, I have been to a lot of hospitals, but nothing compares to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I am totally impressed with the rapid response I received back from Dr. Krpata. I sent my records to him on a Friday and received a phone call from him that following Tuesday. I knew I was very ill. He took the time to review my CT and MRI scans that three other hospitals failed to diagnosis. I did have an appointment with. He was professional and knowlegeable. He was able to answer all my questions and was straight forward. I highly respect him!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I understood the Doctor is booked and I was given the next available date for surgery. 3 months is just such a long wait for the pain I'm experiencing every day. Just wish it was sooner.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

nurse and doctor's very Curtis.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

He is a very caring and thorough Doctor The best in my lifetime. thank you for an excellent sugery.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dept was extremely organized. Dt Krpata really listened to me and made the effort to reschedule me to have CT and see him on the next visit. he kindly took into consideration that i have to fly back and forth. the best experience I've ever had with a Dr and a hospital.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

did not have very much time to talk to Dr only spent about 5 minutes he did explain what was causing the pain and told me what he would do but never talked about risk or questions

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

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