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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
View all 76 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 67 Specialties +


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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 - General 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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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 10/28/2021, 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.

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

173 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Doctor was very good at describing everything I was hoping he could explain to me was very easy to understand

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Lynne from Dr Malgieri's office was absolutely fantastic. She is really an asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr.Malgieri is a caring compassionate provider who takes as much time as needed to answer all questions in a kind , respectful manner . He went above and beyond to make sure that his second opinion recommendations were made with a complete evaluation of all pertinent records . We are completely satisfied that our experience.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Malgieri explained everything in detail, answered all my questions and didn't rush thru my appointment. I appreciated that so much. Entire staff was great.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

I felt like I was the only patient there. I did not feel rushed. The doctor did not act like he had to leave my room immediately.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr Malgieri is very professional. He sat down and had my chart information out and explained it to me. He is very knowledgeable as well.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is the best. He gave me his recommendation and options for when to schedule surgery. The visit could not have been better.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Excellent md - very happy, explained things well, answered questions & helped calm my fears. Would highly recommend !

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Great care from all providers.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is very understanding, patient and informative!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

I had hernia repair by this doctor. Have been having problems with discomfort in the area along with nausea for over 2 years. By viewing recent c-scan with contrast on bladder and kidneys by my urologist Dr.was able to view and stated hernia with mesh was in tact and could not provide any solution or referral to any other Dr. That may help with my symptoms. His response left me on my own to find an answer!! He had no answer or referral suggestions. I was surprised because I have alot of respect for Dr. Malgeri ,but due to all the publicity about the failure of hernia meshes I expected some response which I did not bring up which I should have but felt it was his responsibility to reassure me the mesh used was safe. I am not sure with all my nausea ,discomfort etc that maybe the mesh is partially or fully responsible for my symptoms. All I got was "I don't know". I hate writing this kind of review. I have been a patient for over 30 years and never wrote about a bad experience, could have but never did,I just changed doctors!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is the primary reason I come to Hillcrest for breast health. He gives his full attention to what the patient is saying or asking as opposed to ignoring the patient and being engrossed with a computer screen. When he enters the room he actually listens and answers. This is a rare attribute with some providers.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr Malgieri is the very best. He has operated on me 4 times and I couldn't have been in better hands.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

I have recommended Dr Malgieri to everyone in my family to which he has taken care of everyone with their needs

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

I love that Dr. Malgieri really listens. I never feel rushed during a visit and he answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is a pro and a gentleman

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is one of the finest physicians I've known.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Malgieri was very knowledgeable, kind and compassionate

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

The Doctor was quite pleasant and listened well. It was my first visit with him. I am not entirely sure, however, if he really understood the full history of my problem and scope of symptoms I am currently having.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

As a health care professional, I am very wary of care and medical treatment. I can only tell you care and service is could not be any better, from Dr. M. to receptionist.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is very personable and demonstrates care for his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

I have always found Dr. Malgieri to be very professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

my experience with the Doctor/care provider was excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

dr malgeri was wonderful in every way. he explained things in simple terms and treated me with respect, compassion and i never felt rushed or hurried in any way.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Excellent experience with doctor! He couldn't have been more present, accessible, clear and well paced in his delivery of information...

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

my experience with Dr Malgieri was very good/positive. He really took the time to explain everything and answer my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Malgeri was amazing! He added an additional procedure to alleviate some of my pain.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr Maglieri and staff were amazing.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Malgeri is an excellent doctor and person. I will recommend him to everyone. His staff is also professional and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is an excellent doctor. He was very warm and is an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr Malgieri is very kind and comforting.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Excellent provider & staff!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr.Malgieri took the time to listen & answer all my questions! I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I had a question about my MRI for Dr Malgeri. His staff made sure he got the message and he gave me a call back as soon as he could and took the time to explain my MRI results and answer all my questions. scheduling has been very easy and I feel like everyone I have spoken to have put my needs first.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Malgeri took his time helping me understand my diagnosis and making sure I understood what we discussed and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. Amazing compassion and concern for my comfort. I have told my family and friends that I know I made a good decision in choosing Cleveland Clinic for my care and am confident in the care I am and will receive.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Malgeiri was very thoughtful and thorough. very patient and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Fantastic Doctor. I feel I can trust Dr. Malgeri.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

dr was very informative, very caring, gave me all options and spent a good amount of time listening to me. excellent bed side manner, again, very caring and gave lots of information and talked with me for a long time. I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr Malgieri is the very, very best. So kind, so caring, so skilled at his art.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

am not done with breast cancer experience, but so glad I was at hillcrest with dr Malgieri and his team. thank you

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Always very satisfied with C.C hospitals and doctors. Main reason for leaving U.H.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Doctor was very friendly, concerned, helpful and compassionate. I would not hesitate to recommend Doctor to anyone. He is excellent! He is truly a credit to Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I was do nervous about my appointment. Dr.Malgeri was wonderful! He was soothing to me. answered my questions thoughtfully and gave me time to process. It was a lot to take in and he and his entire staff were comforting and supportive in all things . I am grateful.

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