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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location West Valley Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal Cancer Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid Arterial Ligation
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J-Pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Prolapse
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Exam
  • Rectal Prolapse Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal-Sparing Operations for Carcinoma of the Rectum
  • Rectopexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Desmoid Tumors
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Ventral Rectopexy
View all 76 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Female Incontinence
  • Functional Disorders
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Polyps of the Rectum
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Tumor
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 65 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Dayton, OH USA


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - General 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 10/29/2023, Dr. Trunzo 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.

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

228 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Trunzo walked me through the lab results and used a diagram to clarify the locations of the polyps; he also educated me on the carcinoma nuances related to my previous cancer. Very helpful and necessary teaching moments.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr.Trunzo and his crew were very friendly and courteous and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

First time meeting Dr. Trunzo. He took all the time we needed to walk us through a discussion on colon cancer.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr teunzo and his whole nursing staff in after care where awesome especially caittlin

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Excellent bedside manner, very thorough, explained everything to me. I had an exam which was done in such a professional manner. I was a registered nurse for 40 years so I'm a bit picky. I would highly recommend this physician to family and friends!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr Trunzo is great. So kind and answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

While my visit was to deal with a health issue, Dr Trunzo and his team made this a very smooth and non stressful experience. I give very high marks to the Dr and his team of professionals that saw to my care.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I would like to move my primary care physician to Cleveland Clinic based on my recent experiences with both this visit and my recent emergency room visit. All very professional in their treatment of me during this time.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2023

Dr Trunzo was excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Trunzo is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Trunzo and staff is absolutely the best you can ever have, they are friendly, and share their knowledge with you extremely well.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Trunzo is great. He takes his time and explains his reasoning to his patients. Definitely an asset to CCFThank you Dr Trunzo for being a great doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Really good doctor I feel comfortable with taking to.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I love my Dr He takes time to listen and makes me feel comfortable about my feelings

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I wish every doctor provided the care that Dr. Trunzo and his team provide. I highly recommend him!!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Trunzo and his understudy were both remarkable in all aspects. Communication was great. Compassion and concern for me was great.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

This being the first time seeing Dr. Trunzo, I found it to be pleasant and informativeFor me.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr and staff were wonderful. Answered all questions and explained my options. FeltVery confident with my care

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Trunzo. One very outstanding physicion.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Appreciated the fact that the doctor himself called me with results.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Trunzo always listens, takes time to answer all questions, and makes sure I understand his responses and alternatives.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Trunzo is an excellent doctor. He is compassionate, genuinely concerned and has the best bedside manner. He is the true epitome of a doctor. I appreciate his goodness and professionalism.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Have recommended Dr. J. Trunzo several times.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Trunso and staff are Outstanding

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Trunzo had the best bed side manner I have ever seen. He was so very caring and helpful, and answered all of our questions with sincere patience. I am a guy who does not like to see doctors, but this doctor was so caring. I can't say enough about his kindness and professionalism and the care that he showed me, my wife, and my daughter.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Trunzo was excellent in his explanations. After he received the CTs his office (Karen) immediately facilitated scheduling surgery.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr. Trunzo and all nurses and staff were very knowledgeable and courteous, I couldn't ask for a better group of health care providers.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Best doctor ever

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Trunzo very good. Professional, knowledgeable, good communication

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Trunzo and his entire staff are the best I have encountered in my 74 years.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Trunzo is a caring doctor. He took plenty of time to carefully explain my upcoming surgery. He is knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to excellence in his surgical expertise. I am truly blessed to have him perform this surgery once again. I know I am in the best of hands.

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