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
View all 94 Treatment & Services +

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
  • Lymphedema
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS)
  • Mesenteric Arteries Occlusive Disease
  • Pediatric Vascular Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Phlebitis
  • 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
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulnar Artery Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • 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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About Francis Caputo, MD

Francis J. Caputo, MD, is a vascular surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute and 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 aortic aneurysms and occlusive disease, thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissection, 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.

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 - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ USA


  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery - General 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 4/9/2020, 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

134 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 3
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Love Dr. Caputo and his office helpers!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I always have a good experience with the vascular dept. Good and caring people who always listens and answers you questions. My doctor is super. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Caputo.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr Caputo has a positive bedside manner that is confident and reassuring...warm friendly...treats me as an important individual not just another patient or number

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

most of my responses are very good..lowest rating good...must say very unusual in today's world...can only say that from valet parking ....escorts taking me to where I need to be to to Dr caputos staff...the experience is above par and hard to find in other similar venues.....CLASS

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I have already recommended the care provider to another person

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

the Doctor was friendly professional and had a very good bed side manner.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Let me start by stating that I do not enjoy giving anyone a poor review nor do I ever write reviews of this nature. However, there is no way I can disguise my overall displeasure of my recent visit with Dr Francis Caputo. I didn't actually time him but I would say he spoke with me for less than one minute total from the time he introduced himself to when he left the room. I seem to have a rather perplexing vascular issue that started four years ago with an episode of chest pain. None of the physicians I have seen have been able to determine what the exact issue is which includes the Fairview Hopsital ER physician, my primary physician, or two different vascular surgeons (specifically the thoracic outlet syndrome specialists).Upon my initial episode of chest pain in 2016 I was initially suspected of having thoracic outlet syndrome based on the CT that was done at that time. I didn't get any resolution with any of the physicians I saw including Dr Rebecca Kelso the previous vascular surgeon that I was referred to. She stated I do have thoracic outlet but she felt that because it wasn't causing normal symptoms of arm swelling, numbness, etc that there could be something else vascular going on in my chest but that it wasn't wise to just open someone up to see what is happening (FYI I agree!). She didn't take any other steps to determine what could be causing the chest pain so I ended up putting this off after that because I was pain free by the time I actually got into her and was unable to replicate the pain (it took several months to get an appt as she bumped me once). Over the last four years I have had some issues with orthostatic hypotension and heavy compression in the chest that occasionally radiates to other areas but primarily to the middle of the chest... occasionally there is some pain with it but it's mostly mild discomfort. A few weeks ago I made another appointment with the current vascular surgeon, Dr. Caputo because I started having pain and heavy compression in my chest that was constant for several days. It ended up lasting a total of two full weeks but had resolved by the time of my appointment on 7/2. As far as the appointment and my experience with Dr. Caputo... Dr. Caputo came into the room and introduced himself and sat down and immediately told me thoracic outlet syndrome is not what's causing my pain. I understand that if that's the case and wouldn't expect him to just make that up. He stated that next time I have chest pain take some NSAIDs (as if to imply that it's musculoskeletal not cardiovascular in nature). I have been dealing with this for four years on and off and know my body to know there is something cardiovascular related. I had previously been given Toradol upon the initial incident in 2016 with no relief. When I told him it's not musculoskeletal he said you might be right but whatever it is I can't help you. My impression is that he absolutely couldn't have cared any less and wasn't going to spend any additional time trying to help me figure out why I'm (still) having this issue. I know and understand he has many patients and, considering it took weeks to get an appointment, he needs to utilize most of his time elsewhere. I don't think, however, that it would have been that troublesome to take two extra minutes and explain what else it could possibly be or who I should see next to next instead of acting like this is all in my head as if I'm a hypochondriac. I pushed back a bit and then he did say I could probably see cardio thoracic (yet he still didn't write a referral, again he gave the immediate impression after introducing himself that he was done with me). This is one issue for me as well: I was at the vascular institute. I don't think the average layperson understands all the different specialties within the whole realm of cardiology to know for themselves who they should see. This is something the healthcare professionals should determine and instruct people on. I did call cardio thoracic and they were extremely friendly and actually took the time and explained how CCF cardiology is so specialized that because I was sent to the wrong department initially that when that happens (and agin because I likely have something atypical going on) that it's easy to miss whatever is wrong because I was sent to a specialist that doesn't deal with that issue any they aren't going to do the work up for the whole cardiovascular system like a cardiologist (non specialized) would. I apologize that this was a much longer review than intended but I felt it's important to give that feedback and the background behind my situation so you can understand my frustration with being brushed off... especially because I know how expensive the bill for this visit is going to be when it accomplished nothing. CCF is supposed to be the best in the world in cardiovascular care but I'm sorry to say my experience has not been anywhere near that!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

This provider was very unfriendly, he did not pull up test and go over any test results. this provider only talked about smoking for the whole 4 minutes of the visit. I understand a doctor must stress smoking but I think he should have went over all test results. I left the visit with the same answer or questions I came with. I will not be returning to this physician.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

this provider spent maybe 4-5 minutes with me and all he talked about was smoking. I know physicians must advise and discuss smoking risks but he did not pull up test and go over any results whether good or bad. I still had same questions I had leaving as when I first got there. he was not easy to discuss things with nor did he seem interested in anything I was asking. I will not be returning to this physician nor would I recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

physician was not worth seeing

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

very nice dr. and office crew.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

The contact with the doctor was less than 30 seconds. He never sat down, said my tests were fine and asked if there were any questions. As I was glad all is well there should be more explanation from physician than what was provided.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Caputo is so knowledgeable and outstanding. He's also very good at putting me at ease and he encourages my participation in all decision making.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

My experience was exceptional given the circumstances of my condition which is rare. My provider evidenced great knowledge and experience with respect to my condition, immediately gave me a good perspective and scheduled another consultation within the clinic for further insight.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

was a great experience. very caring doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

A wonderful Doctor-very understanding-Pleased to be under his care

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr Caputo is simply amazing! I have never had a Dr. take this much time with me and listen to all my concerns and believe me I talk a lot. He truly does care about his patients as I have seen him welcome other patients. Dr Caputo and CC all the way , won't be going anywhere else.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Caputo was very clear , compassionate and understanding.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Caputo was fantastic. He took the time to be sure to explain everything. He was very kind, listened and answered all questions. He put me at ease with my diagnosis. I'd highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

we hv already recommended Dr Caputo to others

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr was very friendly, easy going and informative. so was his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Francis Caputo

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Very impressed with Dr. Caputo. Treated us as intelligent human beings.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

The Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have Dr. Caputo He is thorough, caring and informative.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

my doctor is great he cares

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Thanks for my wonderful *Dr. Francis J. Caputpo.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I wish all doctors treated patients this way- excellent.

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