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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Prolapse
  • Laparoscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal-Sparing Operations For Carcinoma Of The Rectum
  • Rectopexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Desmoid Tumors
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Ventral Rectopexy
View all 77 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Functional Disorders
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 59 Specialties +
Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2013

Residency - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2012

Internship - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

Medical Education - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Dayton, OH USA
2005

Certifications

  • 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 12/1/2020, 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

210 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Very pleasant. The nurses at greeting and the Doc himself.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

I would rate my over all visit as very very good DoctorTrunzo was very knowledgeable and explain everything.so I could understand what would happen during and after surgery and what prep I would have to do before the.surgery .His Nurse Karen gave me all the information I needed.and they both made me feel very comfortable. My over all experience was great

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr Trunzo very professional I trust him would recomend him

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr trunzo was very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

*Dr. Trunzo & *Kate & one other female doc (sorry I've forgotten her name) were just as concerned & efficient as you could hope for!!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr. Trunzo. He appears to both be competent and concerned. I liked him alot and if it is decided that I need surgery, he is my definite choice for lead surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Trunzo very professional and pleasant. Easy to talk to. Made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Always treated with exceptional care by doctor and staff. Doctor is attentive, professional, caring and kind; he explains everything thoroughly and includes me in discussing my care.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

we were impressed with the receptionist, medical assistant, and Dr.Trunzo's caring, thoughtful attitude during our time spent in that department.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Trunzo is such a kind doctor and surgeon. He really takes the time to help you understand any issues you are going through. I'd certainly recommend him to anyone that needs his expertise! I had an amazing experience with him, his staff and Fairview Hospital! Thank you!

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Trunzo was great. There was also a physicians assistant or maybe a resident doctor (Dr. Burger, I believe) who talked to me first. My only recommendation would be to make sure that he is aware of what Dr. Trunzo will recommend before talking to patients. Dr. Burger focused on a CT scan (my local doctors office didnt send info as instructed) that would determine if I got surgery or not, however upon speaking with Dr. Trunzo, he said it didn't make a difference and more tests were needed anyway so there was no need to worry about it to move forward. I still think the visit was great, it just induced a little bit of panic at the start of the appointment! They were both very courteous and kind, considering the embarrassing nature of my appointment.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Trunzo.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

the doctor attended me on time and prescribed me the medicine I needed for my pain and antibiotics I needed that they didn't gave me in the er room

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

The doctor totally took care of my situation. I am extremely pleased with the results of the procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Doctor was very passionate.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

My experience with the Doctor and Staff are very good.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Trunzo in a beat, he is very easy to talk to and when I ask a question he answers in layman's terms so that I can understand what he is telling me about my health and problem.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Trunzo, his resident, and his nurse were all FANTASTIC.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr. Trunzo

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

*Dr. Joseph Trunzu and his entire staff were so kind to me & my husband!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

*Dr. Trunzo and the surgical team were amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

staff very pleasant and courteous, very helpful office doctors and staff

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Doctors explained problems and procedures and what to expect very thorough

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

*Dr. Trunzo spent a lot of time explaining my very difficult surgery - - I DID NOT want a colostomy.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

*Dr. Trunzo removed two separate sections of bowel one for cancer - one for diverticulitis. NO COLOSTOMY. I feel really good - - No problems.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Trunzo was very thorough, answered all of our questions and was very kind!!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Thank you, Dr. Trunzo, and staff.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

*Dr. Trungo & his team were excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Trunzo is awesome!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

very understandable doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020

*Dr. Trunzo he really cares about his patients! Stopped in everyday as well as some of the interns.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

everyone so nice and helpful, Dr. Trunzo explained everything. Nurse Karen answered more questions that I had. All reassuring

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