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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Treatment of Constipation
  • Treatment of Fecal Incontinence
  • Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
View all 45 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocele
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Volvulus
View all 33 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Ursuline College
Family Nurse Practitioner
Pepper Pike, OH USA

Undergraduate - Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH USA


  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

159 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Nurse Merrick is a very good listener and takes the time she can

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Carla is absolutely amazing. She's caring , compassionate , knowledgeable and helpful. She makes me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Carla Merrick was outstanding - given the sensitive nature of my procedure, she made me comfortable and she cared that I was well informed and my issue is resolved.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

She provided complete step by step instructions and was caring and helpful

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

I have not encountered a physician who is as patient, kind, caring as she was

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

I really liked her, she actually seemed like she cared vs just going through the motions

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

She was wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

I am a New patient, I was made to feel very at ease/comfortable. Everything explained so I could understand. Looking forward to a long patient doctor relationship.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Absolutely loved Carla Merrick. She spent a lot of time with me, answering questions, explaining things. She was incredibly understanding and sympathetic.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

If there was a 10 for excellence...She would have it!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Again, Carla was great. First time meeting her as well.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

She was professional, listened to my issue and made good suggestions on my treatment

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

I thought the doctor was very attentive and explained things well. The staff was very friendly and helpful since this was the first time I was ever here.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

She made me feel very respected & valuable.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Carla is wonderful! She and Dr. Garofalo work very well together.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Carla has excellent expertise and bed-side manners. One of the best and most thorough providers I've met with.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Carla Merrick was wonderful. One of the best providers I have seen in a long time.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Carla explained very well test she recommended that I will have in 6 weeks. She gave me a few things to try before I have it. She was extremely nice and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Carla Merrick is an excellent health care provider I wish there were a lot more like her. She is willing to take the time to listen answer questions not only to the patient but also to the family members. Treats me as a human being not as a patient. For the type of test I had done a manometry procedure she put me totally at ease. I wish she could be my provider in a lot of areas.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Carla is a awesome nurse practitioner. She attended to all my needs especially with details.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Carla has always gone above and beyond. She is very , kind, caring, a very good listener, and makes you feel very very comfortable. I would recommend any of my family and friends to go and see her. She always has made me feel comfortable and not ever nervous. She always explains everything thorough whether it's medication, procedures, or just general questions. The bottom line is she's wonderful.

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