Department General Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy and Gallstones
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Surgery
  • Bile Duct Exploration
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Diverticulectomy
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Epigastric Hernia Repair
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • 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 Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mediport Placement
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheostomy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Bile Duct Tumors
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Burns
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Enterocele
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Goiter
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernias
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Infected Wounds
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Intra-abdominal Cancer/Tumor
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver-Biliary Tract Disease
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach And Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
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About James Malgieri, MD

Dr. Malgieri earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.  He completed a surgery internship and a general surgery residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland through Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.  His specialty interests include gastrointestinal surgery, breast surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Univ Hospitals of Cleveland


Medical Education - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Medical Education - Brown University
Providence, RI USA

Undergraduate - Brown University
Providence, RI USA


  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

abdominal surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, biliary surgery, biliary system and splenectomy, breast, breast and endocrine, breast cancer, breast diagnostics, breast diseases, breast surgery, breast surgical oncology, colon surgery, endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid diseases and surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid), gastric cancer, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, hernia and thyroid glands, hernia repair, hernia repairs, hernia surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopic surgery of hernias, laparoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, parathyroid and adrenal surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgical treatment of diseases of the breast, Thyroid Cancer, thyroid/parathyroid surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/24/2018, Dr. Malgieri has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

208 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 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

I really like Dr. Maljieri; he explained in detail the surgery he will do to remove the gallbladder and I really appreciate this very much. I know exactly what will be done and what will happen after surgery. Thank you Dr. Maljieri!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

my family has had dr.malgeri in past procedures, he has always been so kind and caring. I trust in his knowledge and experience and appreciate his kindness.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Everyone was wonderful and accommodating couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everyone was so supportive in a very scary stressful situation!!! Dr. Malgieri is just the kindest and thorough physician I have ever met.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. Malgieri is just Awesome!!! Very supportive and accommodating!!!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

The Dr. was nice, he explained what was going to be done. For me, I just felt like it was no big deal that this was being done. And maybe it isn't but it isn't his body that is being cut into. Especially his breast.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Malgieri and thought he was very kind, caring, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Because of Dr. Malgiere's care, concern, friendly yet professional attitude, I prefer to come to Hillcrest even though I live on the westside of Cleveland (Olmsted Falls).

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

This physician was an excellent listener. He explained things well, and conducted a thorough exam. I also enjoyed his sense of humor. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Malgieri spent a lot of time explaining the procedure- and never made us feel that we were rushed in any way. He has a wonderful nature- and put us at ease.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

very good service. The doctor very pleasing to communicate with

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Malgeri was wonderful and explained everything to me, I very much appreciate him!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. malgeri is an excellent doctor. he explained everything very clearly and was very kind. the staff in the office were very prompt and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Very pleased with the care and concern of Dr. Malgieri. Would recommend him to everyone. Answered my questions and provided me with information.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Malgieri is the best! Very compassionate, kind, knowledgeable, explains everything to me and my family.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr MALGIERI is the best of the best. excellent dr. Kind, caring and compationate.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I can't say enough about the excellent care I received in this office. The staff and Dr. Maiegil was so good that I would love to see them again, but under different circumstances. Cleveland Clinic should be very proud to have this doctor and his staff employed at their hospital.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

very quick service and found out I don't need surgery right now. the doctor was very reassuring and positive, made me feel like I really mattered

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

We had heard only the best things about Dr Malgeri and we weren't disappointed. he sat down with us and talked to us looking at us in the eyes. Didn't have a gloom-and-doom attitude. Was friendly and informative and assuaged our fears, gave us a little hope when we needed it. Paid more attention to us than the computer. Most CCF physicians are paying attention typing in the computer when you're talking but not Dr Malgeri.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Maglieri was the kindest, most professional skilled physician I have ever met.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Malgieri is so easy to talk to and very understanding

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Outstanding professionalism, courtesy and caring. Dr. Malgieri and staff are top notch and make all contact and services most pleasant.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

was treated very well by the Doctor and all his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Doctor very caring

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Great doctor. Aware of my concern and offered me the option to move forward with the problem or put it on hold. I elected to put it on hold for a while

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. MAGIERI is a very good Doctoor, for I felt very comfortable and assuring during my visit. He was very helpful and made me feel very assuring about my problem I left there confident of the decision that was made concerning my health.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Dr. Malgieri is absolutely fabulous! His nursing and reception staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Excellent experience with doctor and clinic which questions don't allow me to represent. They're professional and caring, informed and informative, and all obviously good at what they do; but this doctor and his team are all also upbeat and fun to be around, so one doesn't feel one's illness is miserable or dire. That's such a comfort and makes one feel positive about recovery etc. oneself. That's so rare in a medical setting.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

The doctor was wonderful, approachable, informative, understanding, and very reassuring in that one saw that he really knows his stuff.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

The doctor was very thorough and explained everything to me as he did his examination. He then talked with me after and made me feel very comfortable asking him further questions. I would recommend him to friends and family for sure.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

*Dr. Malgeri was great. He spent time with you and answered all questions. He's the best doctor I have ever seen. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

I was referred to the Dr. that day after an ultrasound in the morning, and had an appointment that afternoon.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. Malgieri and the staff at the breast center are phenomenal. They made me feel comfortable and positive. I feel very confident that the treatment I am receiving is the best for me.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

excellent experience. The doctor was very knowledgeable about my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Malgeri is an excellent surgeon, I felt very confident with his decisions and his care, I never had any medical problems before, so this was all new for me, he made me feel at ease, and answered all my questions, I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2018

*Dr. Malgieri & *Dr. Brown & *Dr. Patel provided exceptional care! #4. Exceptional!

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