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

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • 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 Ischemic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • 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 Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 37 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joseph Trunzo, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 10/4/2018, 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

181 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
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I have nothing but good to say about this Dr and his practice. He saved my life

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr.Trunzo is amazing! He is a genuinely caring Dr. and he made a very scary situation seem easy. I trust him with my life, and I will definately recommend him to anyone I know in need of a great surgeon!! Thanks for everything!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

dr trunzo was awsome

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019

My doctor was very skilled and I owe my life to him. *Dr. Trunzo.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Everyone including Dr. Trunzo, My experience has been excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Very easy access to Dr. Trunzo and his staff in setting up appointment. Everything went smooth.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Trunzo came highly recommended by my niece. My family and myself feel that I am in good hands for my upcoming surgery. He answered all of our questions and concerns. Very positive all around experience.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I would gladly recommend Dr. Trunzo, Karen and the rest of his staff to others that may need a colon surgeon.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr Trunzo went over everything with us in a very kind and compassionate manner. He was very thorough and didn't rush us through our appointment. We are very thankful he is our son's surgeon.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

The nurse and Dr. Trunzo were both kind and direct to my son who has Down's Syndrome. Dr. Trunzo explained what the problem was and the treatment for now would be.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

The doctor really took the time to listen to what I had to say and seemed to truly care about my well being.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr Joseph Trunzo is the best, he takes his time with us, make sure we understand him and listen patiently to our questions and concerns .

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr Trunzo staff is amazing, they know me and my husband and treat us very well.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. trunzo was beyond what was expected. he was very caring, attentive and informative.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Trunzo listened to me and offered honest and complete explanations to my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Trunzo is amazing! He is very knowledgeable and always takes my quality of life into account. All the options were laid out so I could make informed decisions.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Lack of information about this procedure had a good deal to do with this being a bad experience. The Dr. was nice but I felt he didn't quite know what to do with a patient with so much anxiety. I was surprised when he did do the procedure that he kept his sport coat on but he could have had a tuxedo on I was just glad to have it over with.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

I was not properly prepared for the exam I would experience, because of that I will have to come back for the procedure. This whole process is very difficult for me, I will say that Dr.Trunzo was kind.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

Dr. Trunzo and his P.A., Karen, are two of the most compassionate and caring people in the medical field I have ever met! They were constantly calling me after all three of my hospital stays to ask how I was doing, making sure I was following "Doctor's orders", or filling me in on what was found out in the many tests I had done. I have already recommended Dr. Trunzo to a few people. Awesome, just awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

We have had long discussions; Dr. Trunzo has never rushed anything with me, always listened and made sure I understood what he was explaining

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

I have no negative comments regarding my relationship with this provider.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

in all honesty the Doctor was very short with me. He seemed to be extremely competent but aloof. I am in a quandary, I think he's good but he lacked any demonstration of compassion I am short on time too but I still believe people are deserving of a doctor who cares.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

Dr Trunzo and his staff are very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

I saw 2 nurses then the doctor. The wait was not bad for any one of them, but by the time I actually saw the doctor it was 1/2 hour after my appointment time.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

Dr. Trunzo is the best! I followed him from UH hospitals to Cleve Clinic. He always takes such personal care!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dr. Trunzo was very thorough explaining my CTs and the surgery. His assistant was also very good in explaining pre surgery prep. It was nice to have a doctor/assistant spend quality time with me and my wife and going over my options.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

I would highly recommend Dr. Trunzo to everyone I know.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Great doctor, great office staff.....if I have to see someone for my digestive health again, this would be my first choice. Incredibly impressed and grateful.

Related Videos Featuring Joseph Trunzo, MD

Related Videos Featuring Joseph Trunzo, MD

Back to Top