Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Biliary Surgery
- Breast Biopsy
- Breast Cancer Surgery Program
- Breast Conservation Surgery
- Breast Diagnostics
- Breast Surgical Oncology
- Cancer Center
- Colon Surgery
- Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Exams
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Hernia Open Repair Surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
- Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Liver Biopsy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
- Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Second Opinion Breast Cancer
- Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Surgery For Breast Cancer
- Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
- Surgical Drains
- Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
- Surgical Oncology
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Abdominal Pain
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Fissures
- Benign Breast Disease
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Breast Abscess
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Disease
- Breast Infections
- Breast Lump
- Breast Pain
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Colorectal Cancer
- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
- Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
- Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- GI Bleeding
- Hepatobiliary Disease
- Hiatal Hernia
- Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intra-abdominal Cancer/Tumor
- Intraductal Papilloma
- Male Breast Cancer
- Nipple Discharge
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Disease
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Recurrent Breast Cancer
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Small Intestine Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY USA
Internship - Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY USA
Medical School - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY USA
Undergraduate - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA
- Cancer Liaison Physician, American College of Surgeons
- Cancer Committee, Ohio Chapter of American College of Surgeons
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
abdominal surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, anti-reflux, as well as surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, biliary surgery, biliary system and splenectomy, breast, breast cancer, breast diagnostics, breast diseases, breast surgery, breast surgical oncology, colon surgery, gastrointestinal, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, general surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic colon, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, hernia repair, hernia repairs, hernia surgery, Hiatal Hernia, laparoscopic placement of CAPD catheters, laparoscopic surgery of hernias, major abdominal wall reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, pancreatic and biliary surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract
Awards & Honors
- Henry Viets Fellowship, 1973
- P & S Annual Research Award, 1973
- Joseph Garrison Parker Award, 1973
Innovations & Patents
- Award for Innovations in artificial organs: Opto-isolated pulse width modulated nerve stimulator for hemiparalysis of the face, 37th Annual Meeting of the ASAIO, Chicago, Ill., 4/26/91
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Central Surgical Society
- Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Research & Publications
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99 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018
I found Dr. Grundfest to be brusque.
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018
waited almost an hour and half to see doctor.
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018
I don't hold the doctor's to a time frame. It is important that they take the time needed with the patient and if I have to wait for someone to finish talking with the doctor, so be it. I just hope others feel the same about my visit. Time shouldn't enter into anybody's visit.
Reviewed on May 14, 2018
I've been seeing Dr. Grundfest for the past 10 years an have the utmost respect for her. She always has time to answer my questions in terms that I can easily understand. I always feel that if I need anything, she is there. She has always been quick to respond to my emails. I'm blessed to have her for my doctor. thank you.
Reviewed on Mar 17, 2018
Very impressed with *Dr. Gundfest.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018
I felt as though the Dr. did not listen to me and was very patronizing. She didn't seem to take the information I was giving her seriously and even felt humiliated to some degree. Another young man came in first and spent more time with me than the Dr; however, I felt as though I was being treated as a "joke". Even suggested I may just have "gas" pains. I have been pregnant 4 times and delivered four children. I know what gas pains are. The whole visit was very upsetting to me. She didn't seem to take anything I said seriously. She ordered an ultrasound for me and I cancelled. I will not be going back to her.
Reviewed on Feb 7, 2018
Dr. Grundfest and Rachel were knowledgable and helpful with all my questions.
Reviewed on Nov 20, 2017
Dr grundfest represents what is best about the clinic. I never felt rushed, always reassured,her calm confidence has an impact she may not realize
Reviewed on Nov 20, 2017
Dr Grundfest is very caring and easy to talk to.
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