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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Medina Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hernia Treatments
  • 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 Surgery
  • Open Inguinal and Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Polypectomy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Breast
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
  • Vascular Access
View all 73 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Fissures
  • Appendicitis
  • Ascites
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - High Risk
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in situ
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Esophagitis
  • Fistulas
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Helicobacter 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
View all 44 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

General Surgery, Endoscopy Breast Surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Richard Guttman Jr., MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 10/4/2023, 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

216 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Guttman was very understanding of my concerns and took great care to make me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Once in the surgery room, I was informed of the procedure and any consequences that may occur. All of the surgical team members were informative of what they were doing and going to do. They put me at ease. I was Impressed with Dr. Guttman.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Guttman is a wonderful General surgeon, he is companionate, professional, knowledgeable, and smart. I would highly recommend any body I know to him.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

The provider is gets all five and beyond stars for his professionalism.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Gutman and staff took excellent care of me.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr.Gutman is very professional and concerned about his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Guttman was very polite and explained everything well.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Guttman is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I have had an endoscopy regularly every two years for more than twenty years and I have no complaints of the doctors or nurses as they have been professional, Informative and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Guttman listened to my concerns and I thought he was an excellent teacher with student PA who was with him.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I would recommend their care providers to others.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Excellent doctor !

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

That was my first time with Dr. Guttman. I don't know how he could have done better. He had a very pleasant and professional manner. I was so impressed with my visit with him that I shared how good I thought that he was.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Hands down one of the best appointments I've had with a new provider

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Guttman is highly recommended

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Guttman is absolutely phenomenal! I feel very confident in his care.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I was extremely pleased with the care I received. I told many friends that I would highly recommend the doctor and the facility!

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Guttman - has a great bedside manner - pleasant easy to talk to - especially given my problem

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Wait time(not Dr. Guttman's issue) could use improvement. It took 8 weeks for him to have an opening.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Your staff is amazing, they are friendly and always puts me at ease, and Dr.Guttmen is one of a kind

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Purpose of the visit was daunting and dreaded. I was pleasantly surprised when the Dr arrived from his knowledge, bed side manner, empathy and compassion. On top of that he just had a great spirit about him. I came in frowning and departed smiling. Thank you Doc!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

A wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Guttman is a phenomenal physician. A physician that goes over and beyond what a general surgeon should do listens and tried his best to get to the nottom of our issues. A physican that always has your beat interest at heart works with other prinary and specialty physicans to get to the root of your problem. He is a life saver every day that shows empathy and one that shows genuine care for his patients and is very passionate about what he does.

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