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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
  • Anal Cancer Surgery
  • 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 Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Prolapse
  • Laparoscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Exam
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal-Sparing Operations For Carcinoma Of The Rectum
  • Rectopexy
  • Rectoplexy
  • 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 81 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 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
  • Fistula Rectovaginal
  • 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 Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyps
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Tumor
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 69 Specialties +
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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

See publications for Joseph Trunzo, MD.

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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 1/8/2023, 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

157 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr Trunzo is great. He is by far the best physician I have had.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Trunzi is one of the best Doctors I have ever seen. Comparing my visit with Dr. Trunzi to other physicians over decades, I trust him the most. He inspries patients to comply with treatment and follow through. I am impressed with Dr. Trunzi.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr. Trunzo is wonderful!! Not only is he a great surgeon, he really takes the time with his patients. He shows compassion and understanding of patient's concerns. I cannot say enough good things about him. I felt in excellent hands at all times. I also want to mention his Nurse Karen. She too is wonderful, is prompt in getting back to patients and thoroughly answers all patient's concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr. Trunzo was excellent at explaining the process of the procedure and the outcome results after the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Trunzo.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

I was very pleased with Dr Trunzo. His recommendations have really made a difference. Additionally, the way the assistants handled my privacy during the exam and procedure was comforting.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

*Dr. Trunzo and his staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Can't say enough great things about Dr Trunzo and his team

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

The Doctor was wonderful and very attentive

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

The doctor explained my disease state and treatment options very well and I felt much better leaving the appointment than when I came in

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Trunzo is very kind, considerate, compassionate, and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr Trunzo is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Trunzo and all his staff do an excellent job.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Impressed By Dr. Trunzo on all accounts

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Trunzo and staff were very helpful.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr Trunzo, and all his staff, including the Doctor who talked to me before I was taken into operating room, and all the nurses in the operating room and the very kind nurse in the recovery room, were very professional, listened to my questions and concerns, answered my questions and helped put me at ease.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Very good doctor

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr Trunzo and staff showed me nothing but care and concern

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr. Trunzo had a person whom I believe identified himself as a clinician. He was great. Thorough, gentle and totally professional while keeping me informed about all aspects of my problem

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Responsive to Qs on prevention or other options to reduce recurrence

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Trunzo's saved my life!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Trunzo's saved my life!

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