Department General Surgery
Primary Location Wooster Specialty Center (Milltown Center)
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy and Gallstones
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Egd
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Gi Endoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hernias "Lumps & Bumps" Abdominal Pain Surgical Infections Vascular Access
  • High Risk Breast Cancer
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Office Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Polypectomy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Ultrasound-guided Vascular Access
  • Vascular Access
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Ascites
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Esophagitis
  • Fissure
  • Fistulas
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • GI Bleeding
  • Gynecomastia
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernias
  • Hidradenitis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pancreatitis
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2002

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Surgery
Chicago, IL USA
1999

Internship - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Surgery
Chicago, IL USA
1993

Medical Education - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1992

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
B.S.
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1988

Certifications

  • General Surgery

Specialty Interests

General Surgery, Endoscopy Breast Surgery

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 11/16/2018, Dr. Guttman Jr. 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.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Guttman Jr. serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Lifecare Hospice

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

105 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Guttman has a great bedside manner. His sense of humor makes me feel at ease. He is always very respectful.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Appt. had to be changed twice by his office because of surgeries which we understood was not the Drs. fault. Appt. with Dr. was a good experience. Like him.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Guttman is awesome. He takes the time to listen and explain anything you are unclear about or that is very important. I have recommended him to others and he has earned my trust.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I really liked the staff and Dr. Guttman. Very polite and curtteous!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I felt comfortable with Dr. Guttman, and at a follow-up appointment he answered my questions. I hope he will be remaining in Wooster for the future because he is a very good surgeon.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

would highly recommend. amazing doctor and very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr Guttman was very caring. would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

every person I had contact with was professional and courteous and kind. Dr Guttman took plenty of time with me and answered all my questions. Lori and Gwen were exceptional as well.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr Guttman was very upbeat and answered all my questions thoroughly. I feel confident in his professional skills.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

Dr. Guttman has a very good "bedside manner" and put me at ease about my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Medical student in attendance. Impressed with how Dr. Guttman explained procedures and techniques to him.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

my experience with talking with the office is the wait time. I always was on hold for at least 30 minutes. it would have been helpful if I could have left my number & a brief message and someone would call back. that would save both of us time and aggravation as far as my experience with the doctor I have never had any doctor that I have liked more. he is knowledgeable, compassionate & all the things you would want in a doctor. I have & will continue to recommend him to anyone who is in need of a surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

I have no problem waiting for a doctor who is willing to take the time needed to examine me. I would have a problem with feeling like I'm being rushed through the exam just to keep with a schedule that maybe is not long enough to begin with.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Dr. Gutterman is caring and concerned. He is extremely professional and very appraochable. You have the best at Cleveland and Wooster. And he is truly one of them. He surrounds himself with caring help that get the job done. Always with a smile and the time to listen. I feel extremely well taken care of both physically and emotionally!. Give him a raise! At Least Keep Him! Thanks.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Doctor was very thorough in his explanations.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

I had to wait over an hour before even being sent back to a room. If my appointment would have been on time I would have been fine but since it was already an hour over I had to quickly make new arrangements for my younger children. had I been notified when I arrived that the dr was running behind I could have rescheduled or taken care of my children differently. in this way I felt my time was disrespected.

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