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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Surgical Oncology
Tampa, FL USA

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
General Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - University of Illinois
Surgical Oncology Research
Urbana, IL USA

Internship - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
General Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate School - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Research in basic and clinical science in colorectal cancer
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - University of Damascus
Damascus, Syria,


  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery - Complex General Surgical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Samer Naffouje, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/17/2023, Dr. Naffouje 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

144 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Naffouje, his staff and the entire staff at Cleveland Clinic is amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Naffouje has been the best doctor/surgeon I've had in my medical history. He is kind, attentive, knowledgeable, patient, and made me feel heard when I came to see him for my gallbladder issues.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr Naffouje is one of the finest doctors I've ever encountered. I wish he did general surgery! Already recommending him to everyone!!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

This gentleman is the most professional Doctor I have met. Extremely knowledgeable and and was able to explain In plain terms what was needed to determine the difficulties I was having. He listened. He treated me as If I was family. I am so Impressed by this experience. All doctors should follow his lead on practicing medicine. He should be used as a rule to which all Clinic doctors are measured.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Naffouje was very considerate and caring. He answered any questions I had. His whole team was great.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Good experience. First time I met Dr. Naffouje. He was very personable and pleasant to talk to. I was very inpressed.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

He is awesome and cares about his patients your not just a number. I can not say enough good about him. Top notch caring physician

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Top notch amazing physician

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Special thanks to Dr. Naffouje and his team for everything. A well oiled machine.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr nafojje is great

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

He is the best doctor I have encountered.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

DR. S Naffouje was very efficient and made it very easy to understand my upcoming proceedure. His assistant was also efficient and pleasant

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Naffouje and staff were very kind. He took time to explain things to me, answered every question I had, and made me feel at ease. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

My doctor is my HERO. He has the best manner's that you could imagine. He's staff and nurses are . Love my doctor Naffouje his is the greatest. I would recommend him and Cleveland Clinic to everyone who needs help.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Absolutely would recommend Dr. Naffouje and Cleveland Clinic to everyone. Best people are in Cleveland Clinic. Thank you and God bless .

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

One of the best doctors I've ever seen. He made me feel very comfortable about my upcoming surgery, took the time to explain the process and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

First visit was a really great. The doctor and well as staff were very knowledgeable and polite during my visit. Just hope my health insurance could get there act together like you all have done. Look forward to finally getting my health issues resolved.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

11/10 Respectful, polite, calm and gentle in offering a solution to problems. He was reassuring, giving deconstructed answers to complex questions while he simultaneously displayed a vast knowledge for his subject matter. Dr. Naffouje set a clear plan of care, inquired about my priorities for treatment and offered his most valuable tool to aid me as a patient, his time. He gave multiple communication avenues through the process to keep me informed of delays and developments. He offered invaluable transparency and humble but confident explanations to questions as the primary surgeon. It was clear he was communicating with other teams, which broke through the veil of fear of some aspect of surgery being overlooked or missed. He was respectful of my needs for modesty in the operating room and made sure to reassure me that I was in good hands. He was sincere in his words and made sure that I had everything I needed as a patient. In my 8 years of dense chronic medical care by some of the best physicians in the US/world at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Naffouje rises to the top of my list for all time providers. It is rare to find a Doctor especially a surgeon who has a humble attitude, one who listens with respectful curiosity and intention while also taking the time to reassure, assess and respond in a kind and empathic way for an emergent surgery. I would recommend him to any friend or family, without hesitation.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Actually spoke like he cared and saw you as an equal instead of a superior doctor in a rush.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. _____ and his team of physicians could not have been more supportive.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

If I had a second gallbladder, I'd allow him to remove that one too.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Naffouje is the most caring and compassionate professional I have ever had the honor of being treated by.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Naffjouje is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

I'm very appreciative of Dr. Naouffigie care and expertize

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Only great things to day. Dr. Naffouje was very kind, through, and left me with no questions needing asked. Would go back and definitely recommend to family or friends.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

I really am blown away about how wonderful these doctors were! To time to talk to me explain and help ease my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

All conversations with doctors were clear, concise, and confident.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr explained in detail the various items that were available. He also explained complications snd what could hsppen seversl years after the operation

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Doctor was very easy to talk to. He answered all the questions ihad. He explained what I should be doing in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Naffouje is an excellent surgeon! He well exceeded all my expectations and am thrilled with my surgery. He explained everything that could happen and the outcomes and said he wanted to cover all bases with no surprises. I would highly recommend him and Cleveland Clinic every day of the week. Thank you Dr. Naffouje for job well done! Feeling better every day and have gained 12 pounds this month! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Naffougie , He was fantastic and he took the time to explain the situation to me .

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