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 +


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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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/17/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

197 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Trunzo is very professional, keeps you informed and listens to concerns.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Very very nice doctor

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr Trunzo is one of the best doctors we've ever had. He is very intelligent, thorough, kind and also has a sense of humor. He explains things so we can understand and is very reassuring. We would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I feel Dr Trunzo as an actual concern for my health and wellbeing.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Doctor Trunzo was very professional and compassionate concerning my health.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Great Doctor. He is very kind and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr Trunzo's team was absolutely awesome.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr. Trunzo is always caring and compassionate. He and his staff are thorough and professional, explain in detail and listen to your concerns in a caring manner. The best of the best!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Trunzo gave a very clear description of my problem and how to handle it. I was very pleased with the care he provided!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

This is the best doctor I've ever had.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

excellent care from Dr trunzo and assistant. they make an unpleasant experience more bearable

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Very much appreciate and respect *Dr. Trunzo for his work!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr Trunzo it's probably the best doctor I ever had , he's very patient listens answers all our questions and his staff is outstanding .

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

the doctor put me at ease & explain what may happen during surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

dr trunzo was extremely intelligent and professional. figured out the problem in 1 visit. very impressed

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

*Dr. Trunzo & team are the best of the best. I could not have received any better care.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Trunzo and his staff and will request them if and when needed in the future.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

I'm beyond blessed to have the doctors that I do. I receive such high quality care. I have the best team of doctors.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

I had never met the doctor before and he helped to make me very comfortable in an awkward medical situation! He was very gentle and reassuring!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

my father lacks patience when it comes to doctor apt. thank you for making his visits positive and seeing him promptly with no wait time!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

finally after dealing with so many other doctors (in other state) Dr. Trunzo was able to diagnose and treat successfully!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

I recently switched to using the Clonic everyone is an expert in a certain area. in order to maximize efficiency it seems imperative to stay on topic. I understand and respect that but it takes some getting use to this applies to everyone not just this doctor. it's a good thing.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

great care by all staff and Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Trunzo and his whole staff that I had contact with were professional and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Once again, Dr. Trunzo provided me with excellent care while visiting him in his office. He is truly a caring and concerned doctor who takes time with me to answer questions and ease my worries. I recommended him to my brother-in-law who is experiencing colon problems as well. His surgical expertise is the reason I am recovering so successfully from his surgery that occured on June 18,2019. I am truly grateful to him and his entire team.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Staff worked together to care for me. AS mentioned earlier, the Nurse Assistant was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with my questions and concerns. Office staff were cordial. Dr. Trunzo spent the necessary time to check on my concerns and answer my questions. I have already recommended him to another family member.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

There was a resident and Dr. Trunzo who were both very professional.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

over all a life saving experience, Dr. Trunzo was the best, he took great care of me. Again thanks .

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr Trunzo and his staff were very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Trunzo was very easy to talk to. Very pleasant, and I have no negative comments to make. I was able to understand every thing he said to me.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

I would recommend Doctor Trunzo to any of my friends.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

*Dr. Trunzo is AWESOME.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

very good Doctor, always listens and answers my questions

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

The doctor made me feel very comfortable in an uncomfortable exam. I have full confidence in him.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Trunzo is awesome! I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Very positive interaction with the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Doctor and staff were very caring

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Trunzo provided excellent care and explained see step of the process needed to correct the probllem.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

best Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr. Trunzo and staff are courteous and respectful. Friendly as well.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

the diagnosis absolutely sucked but Dr Trunzo and his assistant were very informative and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

*Dr. Trunzo has gained my confidence! his surgical team were also very competent & kind.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Trunzo is my miracle worker! I have complete trust in him and his staff. I would recommend him to anyone wishing to seek out the best care available.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

The compassion shown by Dr. Trunzo and Karen is second to none.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

excellent visit. I was seen promptly. the doctor was very patient with my questions and did a thorough job of explaining my scan results, options, and next steps.

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