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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
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
  • 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
View all 72 Specialties +


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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 - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ USA


  • 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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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 3/15/2021, 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.

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

214 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 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

My diagnosis were arterial aneurysm/splenic, and blood clot in the split agave which was quite worrisome to me. From the moment Dr. Puro stepped into the office with his staff I knew things would come about with the correct answers. Very knowledgeable and has discovered things they would've relaxed me years ago.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Jane and Dr. Caputo exceeded my expectations in everyone of these areas. Both of them were very compassionate and explained how we would proceed with my treatment In terms that I could understand. I came to the Cleveland Clinic pretty disheartened about my condition, but I left with a sense of hope and a feeling that Jane and Dr. Caputo would do whatever they possibly could to help me.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Caputo is the most outstanding individual I have ever met in the Medical profession. He knows exactly what I think of him. 'Nuff said!!!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

This was the most pleasant (must say, enjoyable) physician appointment of my life! And we were discussing the most serious health issue of my life. And with a physician I was meeting for the first time who would perform the required surgery. I felt confidence in his competence, relished his fun sense of humor, and felt he was a wholesome person. He also wore a great pair of loafers :-)

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

The DR was amazing

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

First time a surgeon (*Dr. Caputo) has ever given me his personal cell phone to call him w/any concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

I owe a special debt. of gratitude to *Dr. Gaputo and his team - *Dr. Perry, *Dr. Kovacs and *Rachel is well as *Dr. Skubas, not only for their great surgical skill and medical expertise, but for their kind attention to my care. Simply outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Appointment was very quick. I had test done for maintenance mostly to make sure stent is still doing it's job. So visit with doctor was an affirmation that all is well.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Enjoyed speaking with Dr. Caputo

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

I had an excellent consultation with Dr. Caputo and his team. My medical condition and treatment options were clearly explained and all my questions were answered. I felt I was able to make a very well-informed treatment decision.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2021

*Dr. Caputo is excellent.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr Caputo is top notch. I could not have a better person, surgeon, and physician. He is the absolute best. Would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I have recommended this health care provider to others that would benefit from getting his opinion.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Caputo efficiently uses his time, but at the same time answers all my many questions. I appreciate that. He also exhibits good sense.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Caputo is the very best. I trust him infinitly.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I found Dr Capitol to be very thorough, friendly, professional. would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Wonderful doctor. Cleveland Clinic is very blessed and lucky to have such a knowledgeable professional.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

I would willingly, gladly and confidently recommend Dr Caputo.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Loved the doctor! His bedside manner was awesome. He explained everything and was also funny. He treated me like a person and not a number.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr Caputo is excellent and has wonderful bedside manner. he actually cares and wants to help his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Caputo is great , the technology is always difficult.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

The conversation with doctor was excellent. It was refreshing to talk with a doctor who was willing to tell the truth without beating around the bush. The connection of the call was rather poor because the foctor's voice faded away sometimes at the most important part and we had to have him repeat.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

was able to accommodate schedule because of long travel and consolidate multiple Dr visits in one day. Doctor spent great amount of time discussing condition and did not rush us in and out. he was also very personable and had good bedside manner. we really liked him. He answered all of our questions. He is a good representative of the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

absolutely would recommend Dr Caputo

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Caputo's staff is extremely professional while still being polite and efficient. Laura has been a pleasure to work with and Jane is knowledgeable and very capable of meeting our needs! Dr. Caputo put our minds at ease and assured us we are in good hands! All in all our initial contact has been very favorable.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

All was good - the kindness of the staff stands out. From the x-ray techs, to the gentleman who transported her to her room after surgery, to the cleaning staff, to the nurses, to the doctors, I was touched by their demeanor and excellent care of my daughter.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr Caputo responded to our request for a second opinion. He was very patient sensitive and answered all the questions posed by me and my wife.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr Caputo and staff were very helpful and extremely professional. I highly recommend Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2021

Very pleased with the doctors - top rate.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

I trust Dr.Caputo 100% on his surgical expertise and medical judgement

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

My Father and I love Dr Caputo, he is caring ,thoughtful ,patient ..explained everything and my dad was very comfortable with Dr Caputo. my dad had a lot of complications but Dr Caputo was on top of all of them !! his team was great thank you for everything!!

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