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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Adult Dialysis Access
  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Angiogenesis
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Angioplasty/Stenting for Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Subclavian Artery
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Vertebral Artery
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Open Repair and Endovascular Repair
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortofemoral Bypass Grafting
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery for Atherosclerosis
  • Bypass Surgery for PAD
  • Bypass Surgery for Peripheral Vascular Disease (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 (AVM)
  • Embolization of Carotid Body Tumors
  • 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
  • Endovascular Treatment of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Endovenous Surgery for Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • First Rib Resection
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • In Situ Revascularization
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • Laser Atherectomy for Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Medical Management of PAD
  • Mesenteric Stents
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Noninvasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Pediatric Dialysis Access
  • Pediatric Vascular Procedures
  • Percutaneous Interventions for Vascular Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Surgery
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Repair of Aortic Aneurysms
  • Repair of Venous Aneurysms
  • Resection of Carotid Body Tumors
  • Resection of Congenital Vascular Lesions
  • Retrieval of Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Stenting of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (SEPS)
  • Surgical Bypass for Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Thrombolytic Therapy for Arterial Disease
  • Thrombolytic Therapy for Venous Disease
  • Ureteral Stents
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery Department
  • Vascular Tests
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Ligation and Stripping
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Venous Angioplasty
  • Venous Stents
  • Venous Valve Transplant
  • Vertebral Artery Surgery
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Visceral Ischemic Endarterectomy
View all 91 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • 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 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
  • 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 (PAES)
  • 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 (TOS)
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulnar Artery Aneurysm
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Disorders
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Artery Disease
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
  • Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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


  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

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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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 4/2/2024, Dr. Caputo has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Caputo receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Caputo has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Vivasure Medical Ltd.

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

264 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr Caputo was marvelous.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr. Caputo is not only a great doctor he is also a caring and compassionate person.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Was very happy with my Visit with Dr. Caputo. He was very informative and put my care situation at ease for me.Very thankfull.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr. Caputo was the best Vascular surgeon I have talked to. I had talked with UW Health Wisconsin, and Mayo Clinic as well.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Great Dr. With a fantastic personality.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Caputo is fantastic. I trust him and have confidence in him. Based on the number of patients he had waiting for him he is over booked.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Bes I have seen any medical provider do with all areas.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Caputo is a caring man and wants you to feel well. The nurses are efficient and greet you with a smile.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Caputo is a caring person and I have a lot of faith in him. He's a wonderful man and an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Caputo and the whole staff were excellent! They really cared ! We felt so comfortable ! Thank you !

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Caputo did an awesome job! Dr. Caputo is excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr.Caputo was very thorough in explaining my condition and options.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Caputo is an excellent doctor. The techs who did my ultrasound and CT scans were efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Caputo was a very good provider. He helped me understand my condition more. He also had a good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

This physician is top notch!!! Would not trade hime for anything. He has saved my life and leg. I came to CCF for a second opinion and went away with a very valuable friend. He is an awesome human being. Treasure him, his knowledge, spirit and being the best e can be every day for this patients, staff and CCF

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

We have had been very fortunate to have the best of care, physicians, staff for managing the health of our family.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Caputo is great to visit. I have had the pleasure to see him when things were very bad and then better again with my health. His personality remains the same, bright, direct and thoughtful. He made my bad diagnosis understandable and gave me a positive attitude. In the operating room he is a hoot, relaxing you before you drift off. So, seeing him on this last doctor visit was just more of the same.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Caputo and Jane always provide me with excellent care and treat me with the utmost care and respect.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Caputo was engaged, listening and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Caputo and his staff were kind and took the time to explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

He is a totally awesome doctor!!!! Friendly, funny, nice and an excellent doctor!!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Caputo was amazing. He allayed my fears and gave me confidence in myself and in him. Very professional, great bedside manner, very caring.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Wow! Dr. Caputo & his staff the best!!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Caputo was very personable and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Experience with Dr. Caputo and his staff was excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Caputo is compassionate, kind, caring and a highly skilled, top notch surgeon/doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Excellent care from doctors.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Love Dr Caputo. He wants to try to help me figure out my issues

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I couldn't have been more pleased with my first visit to Cleveland Clinic to visit with Dr. Capota and his staff.I look forward to my next visit in November.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

The purpose of the visit was to get a second opinion on my problem of circulation in my lower legs and feet which has hampering my walking. The examination and follow up discussions were right on target. It was an excellent process and the Doctor is clearly an outstanding professional.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Francis Caputo, Jane Tan RN, janet Antoinelli LPN and the PA all presented In a professional manor, Up to Date of medical Information. Made very good eye contact to me the patient. Offered comfort, offered to allow me to ask as many questions regarding my care. This was my 3 rd year with Vascular Surgery for a Splenic Aneurysm Care. Staff are "10" of "10" Please appreciate them and thank staff on my behalf.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Caputo, his Fellow/understudy doctor and the nurse were all very informative, polite and caring. They provided nfornation to ease my concerns & their path forward of treatment is solid.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I love and respect Cleveland Clinic. My doctor explained what I needed done before I have surgery so I would be safe as far as my strength and condition.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I went to Cleveland Clinic for my first visit with my doctor who explained what is needed done before my surgery. The staff that took care of me that day was very kind and sufficient.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Great experience. The doctor is my hero. I can walk without pain. Keep moving "don't let the old man in" Thank you Cleveland Clinic , thank you Dr. Caputo.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I think Dr Caputo is one of the finest surgeons in the world. Yes I said in the "world." his staff is great. I spent 5 days ago n ICU. The staff checked on me regularly.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Caputo and staff were very helpful and informative

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

A plus. Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Loved Dr. Caputo and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Awesome doctor

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Caputo's the best!!!

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr Caputo is the best

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