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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
  • 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

  • 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 1/31/2022, 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

134 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr guttman has performed several procedures on me. He has always been very competent, caring, and thoughtful. Ccf is very fortunate to have him on the staff

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr Gutman is so personable, listens well, and explains details of upcoming procedure. No complaints!!!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

I'm totally afraid of doctors, avoid at all costs.... I have full confidence in Dr Guttman. The caring and ease of appt was wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. Guttman is absolutely excellent, not only his skills and knowledge but also his bedside manner. He is the best!!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

*Dr. Guttman has a sense of humor (great bedside manner).

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Very helpful crew and physician

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

First appt. With Dr. Guttman ,liked his manner immediately put me at ease. Would definitely refer others, or return to him for future care

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr Guttman is amazing. We would recommend him to all

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr. Guttman is always very respectful and attentive. He always listens to my concerns and is great to explain

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

I always tell people what a caring doctor that Dr. Guttman is. He is willing to jump in and do whatever is needed. Once, my husband had surgery with him and he walked me to the waiting room while his staff prepared my husband. He is a very caring man. He explained why he preferred certain choices he made for me when my thoughts differed from his.PATIENT AND KIND!!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2022

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Guttman is a GREAT Doctor. His staff is very helpful,informative and patient.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

I wish I could answer EXCELLENT or EXEMPLARY in regards to Dr Guttman and his staff!!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr. Guttman was great.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

I really liked Dr Guttman. He answered all my questions and did a great job of explaining why things couldn't work the way I wanted them too

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

This experience was could not have been better. Not enough good words to express Dr. Guttman and the staff

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Guttman took lots of time to explain everything, including options, and listen carefully to all of my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr guttman is a very good dr. You can tell he cares and wants the best for his patients. He listens and addresses your concerns. He doesn't see you as a number but as a person.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

He is a wonderful doctor and has great nurses working with him. I would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Excellent physician. I am blessed to be under his care.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr guttman was great. Explained the procedure very well and answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable with him and he eased any concerns I had about the upcoming procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

The only problem I was aware of is that the " Doctors Assistant", P.A. , did not tell me his position when he entered the exam room. I thought I was talking to an intern working under Dr. Guttman.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. guttman and his physician assistant worked extremely well together and had great communication. The physician assistant communicated to Dr. Gutman my overall medical situation prior to coming in the room so duplicate questions we're not generally needed. Excellent team!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr Guttman is a very good physician. Felt comfortable talking to him.

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