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Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Adult Dialysis Access
  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Angiogenesis
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of PAD
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Subclavian Artery
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Vertebral Artery
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Open Repair And Endovascular Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortofemoral Bypass Grafting
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherectomy for Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Atherectomy For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Balloon Angioplasty For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery for Atherosclerosis/PAD/PVD
  • Bypass Surgery for Venous Disease
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid-Subclavian Bypass
  • Clinical Trials
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dialysis Access Surgery
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Embolization of Carotid Body Tumors
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovascular Repair Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Endovascular Repair Of Carotid Artery Disease
  • Endovascular Repair Of Lower Extremity Ischemia
  • Endovascular Repair Of Renal And Mesenteric Disease
  • Endovascular Repair of Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Treatment of Lower Extremity Artery Disease
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Endovenous Surgery For Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • First Rib Resection
  • In Situ Revascularization
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • IVC Filter Placement
  • Lazer Atherectomy For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Lazer Treatment Of Varicose Veins
  • Medical Management of PAD
  • Mesenteric Stents
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Pediatric Dialysis Access
  • Pediatric Vascular Procedures
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Vascular Disease
  • Renal Stents
  • Repair Of Aortic Aneurysms And Dissections
  • Repair of Venous Aneurysms
  • Resection of Carotid Body Tumors
  • Resection of Congenital Vascular Lesions
  • Retrieval Of Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Screening and Testing
  • Stents
  • Stents For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (SEPS)
  • Surgery for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Surgical Bypass for Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Thoraco-Abdominal-Aneurysms
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy For Arterial Disease
  • Thrombolytic Therapy For Venous Disease
  • Vascular Surgery Department
  • Vascular Surgery Services
  • Vascular Tests
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Venous Angioplasty/Stenting
  • Venous Stents
  • Venous Thrombolysis
  • Venous Valve Transplant
  • Vertebral Artery Surgery
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Visceral Ischemic Endarterectomy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Axillary Artery Aneurysm
  • Blood Clots
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
  • Claudication
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Congenital Vascular Lesions
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Edema
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysms
  • Femoral Artery Aneurysm
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Hepatic Artery Aneurysm
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (blockage)
  • Infected Grafts
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
  • Leg Circulation Problems
  • Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS)
  • Mesenteric Arteries Occlusive Disease
  • Pediatric Vascular Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysms
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Rest Pain
  • Splenic Artery Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulnar Artery Aneurysm
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Disorders
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Vertebral Artery Disease
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
  • Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
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Biography

About Francis Caputo, MD

Francis J. Caputo, MD, is the Vascular Surgery Director of the Aorta Center, Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Training Programs and staff vascular surgeon in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute . He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Special Interests: Complex open and endovascular repair of  thoracic, thoracoabdominal and abdominal aortic aneurysms, management of thoracic dissection, endovascular and open repair of  failed endografts, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, connective tissue disorders, thoracic outlet syndrome

Number of Patients Treated: Dr. Caputo performs approximately 300 vascular (blood vessel) procedures a year.

Education and Training: Dr. Caputo earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, Newark, NJ, where he also served his surgical residency and two years as a National Institutes of Health research fellow. He completed his fellowship in vascular surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. where he served as administrative fellow. He joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2018.  

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Caputo has authored or co-authored nearly three dozen papers in leading medical and surgical journals and has contributed chapters to four medical textbooks.  He also has presented papers and posters at international and national medical meetings, including the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery annual meetings. 

He is the national PI of two trials investigating endovascular repair of  complex aneurysms as well as non-radiation based imaging for aortic repair.  His research interests included clinical outcomes in vascular surgery particularly the role of regionalized care.

About Dr. Caputo: “I enjoy my specialty because it allows me to develop true, long-lasting relationships with my patients. I am able to help them navigate their disease process and offer them multiple treatment options from medical management to surgical treatment.

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Caputo enjoys spending time with his family, flyfishing, cycling and watching his children participate in sports and showing their dogs.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2018

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Washington University
Vascular Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA
2012

Residency - UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
General Surgery
Newark, NJ USA
2010

Medical Education - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ USA
2003

Certifications

  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery

Specialty Interests

Complex aortic aneurysms and occlusive disease, thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissection, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, connective tissue disorders, thoracic outlet syndrome

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/10/2022, Dr. Caputo 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

139 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 4.7
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Caputo was very clear, helpful and supportive.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I had a little trouble signing in for the video, but Dr. Kaputo called me.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

I found Dr Caputo very easy to talk to and his concern for the patient. I enjoyed our visit very much.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

My condition was explained very well. Dr Caputo is a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Excellent care. I tell everyone to what a wonderful Dr. Caputo is. I good not ask for better care.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

DR Caputo is a great man and even better surgeon

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

The entire team was extremely knowledgeable and caring. This was our third consultation for a potential procedure and we left the office with great confidence regarding Dr. Caputo and his amazing staff.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Cleveland clinic would be my first choice for any future medical needs with the hope every doctor is a clone of Dr. Caputo!!! I can't say enough.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

I have never felt more cared for in my adult life. The people involved were extremely nice and made me feel at ease. Unbelievably detailed doctors.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

The experience exceeded my expectations. Truly wonderful doctors, nurses, and support team. I felt like I had the "A Team taking care of me".

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

I wish all doctors would be so knowledgeable, experienced and patient. As *Dr. Caputo, MD he is one of the best I've ever met.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Caputo has exceeded my expectations with my surgery. I am very happy to have been referred to his office. His nurses were all great to work with.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Kind, caring doctor and staff. Made me feel I mattered to them.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

I've seen Dr Caputo several times over the past year. He's done 2 surgeries on me. He is one of the best vascular surgeons in the country and I feel blessed to have him in charge of my care. He's very easy to talk to and puts my mind at ease. He doesn't make you feel rushed and bonus, he has a great personality!! I travel over 1,000 to see him because I know I'm getting the best care for my aneurysm.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr Caputo was very good at reassuring me my condition can be successfully treated at Cleveland Clinic. He and his team made me feel very confident I had made the right decision to travel to Cleveland to see him and he gave me a clear picture of my best options for surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr Caputo made me feel very confident in trusting my surgery to him.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2021

Excellent very pleased with *Dr. Caputo and *Dr. Lagdon.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Great service and great understanding doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Found Dr Caputo to be an EXCELLENT, extremely caring and knowledgeable physician! Gained complete confidence in his ability to perform the surgery.

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