Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopy and Gallstones
- Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
- Anorectal Fistula Treatment
- Anorectal Surgery
- 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
- Colorectal Surgery
- Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Dermatologic Surgery
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
- Dialysis Catheter Placement
- Endoscopy of the Gastrointestinal Tract
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- General Gastrointestinal Disease
- Gi Endoscopy
- 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
- 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)
- Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
- Second Opinion Breast Cancer
- Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Skin Biopsies
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- 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
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Abdominal Pain
- Benign Breast Disease
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Obstruction
- Bile Duct Stones
- Breast Abscess
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Disease
- Breast Infections
- Breast Lump
- Breast Pain
- Colon Diseases
- Colorectal Cancer
- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
- Duodenal Polyps
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gas (Digestive)
- GI Bleeding
- Heliocobactor Pylori
- Hepatobiliary Disease
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intraductal Papilloma
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Male Breast Cancer
- Nipple Discharge
- Recurrent Breast Cancer
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Small Intestine Cancer
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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
General Surgery, Endoscopy Breast Surgery
Research & Publications
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As of 10/18/2020, 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
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106 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|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
21 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 12, 2021
DR. Guttman explained everything well. Showed me on the computer what the surgery entailed.
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021
Dr. and staff very comforting! I felt safe and in good hands!
Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021
Really like Dr. Guttman and his staff. He is very good and easy to get into.
Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021
the Doctor was patient with me and really listened and took the time to hear me out, he didn't appear rushed at all and took time to make sure his student understood everything he was doing as well.
Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021
Dr Guttman is a great dr
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2021
*Dr. Guttman and his team are exceptional!
Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020
Loved Dr. Guttman! Very nice to my mother and I and felt very good about my surgery!
Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020
Dr. Guttman is very knowlegable and so friendly
Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020
Dr Guttman is a great asset to the CCF. He explains all the options, gives you his recommendations, allows you to respond, then moves forward. I've never questioned his advice or judgement in my course of treatment.
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020
Loved the care I received. Doctors & students all very respectful.
Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020
he is very warm and good doctor
Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020
Dr Guttman was thorough with his explanation and thoroughly professional.
Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020
Dr. Guttman and his staff were courteous and kind.
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020
I would highly recommend Dr. Guttman to anyone!!
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020
I waited in the dr's clinic for two hours and a half before the dr finally spoke with me for 5 minutes!!
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020
I felt that the dr saw like many patients before me and he was trying to finish my visit quickly
Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020
Dr. Guttman is always extremely professional and always puts me at ease when I talk to him. He always takes as much time as needed to answer all my questions. My experience with him and his staff and everyone involved in my surgery could not have been better. His "bedside manor" is second to none. I feel that he did an excellent job on my hernia surgery, and I am healing up very well. I feel fortunate that I was able to choose him for my procedure. I chose him based on a past experience that was just as impressive. I feel like he really cares about his patients. He actually called me himself the evening before my surgery which really impressed me and really helped me relax. I would like to thank him and his staff for everything they've done for me.
Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020
I would definitely recommend Dr. Richard Guttman and his entire staff to anyone who wants to be cared for by true courteous professionals that don't make you fee that you're being l rushed through the system.
Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020
Dr. Guttman was not the same surgeon who performed my surgery. He went out of his way to make this difficult situation a good one. I had no idea when I arrived that the pathology report had come back with a cancer diagnosis; he was also unaware of that until just before I arrived. He was very supportive and interested in determining what I needed. He went way above and beyond what I expected. He has an excellent 'bedside manner.'
Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020
I absolutely love Dr. Guttman. Not only was he the only one who could get an IV for me in the hospital, but he is funny. That helped me personally deal with the pain and procedure.
Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020
Dr. Guttman and his student were super nice and listened very well. answered the questions I had and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Guttman was very knowledgable and has a great bedside manner and made me feel much more comfortable about surgery
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