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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Weston Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Splenectomy
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
View all 15 Specialties +


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About Conrad Simpfendorfer, MD

Conrad Simpfendorfer, MD is a graduate of Syracuse University where he completed his undergraduate education., he then continued his education at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University where he received his medical degree. Dr. Simpfendorfer carried out his post graduate training exclusively at Cleveland Clinic. He participated in both an internship and residency in general surgery, and in two fellowships in minimally invasive surgery and pancreatic hepatobiliary.  

In 2006, Dr.Simpfendorfer joined Cleveland Clinic Florida as a board-certified surgeon. Dr.Simpfendorfer contains many medical interests some of which include, liver and pancreas surgery, liver metastasis, radio frequency ablation of liver tumors, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Simpfendorfer is a very experienced  physician and is an asset to Clevleand Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Additional Training

  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (general surgery internship and residency)
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery fellowship)
  • Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL (minimally invasive surgery fellowship)


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Liver and pancreas surgery, liver tumors, liver cyst, liver metastasis, radio frequency ablation of liver tumors, pancreatic cancers, pancreatitis, bile duct cancers, gastrointestinal surgery, advanced laparoscopic 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 1/4/2024, Dr. Simpfendorfer 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

157 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Excellent physician consultation!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Very pleased with Dr. Simpfendorfer. Excellent provider.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

The Dr. Was Incredibly kind and explained very clearly my situation with great drawings. Very impressive. His assistant was also very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

I had a good experience with the appointment process and with the doctor, who was thorough and very good with his explanations of my condition and available options.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Will recommend Dr. Simpfendorfer without hesitation to anyone needing surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Excellent Dr. Strong empathy

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Surgical Coordinator, Kurt was able to book all appointments for preliminary testing, and schedule the surgery without any problems.Other Medical Staff, Dr. Nikita Zadneylitca and Medical Assistant - Jose Batista, were concerned and caring about the Issues that were under exam.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Simpfendorfer made the experience fee seem less. He gave the impression that the surgery would be outpatient, short and concise, with little downtime (few exceptions as to lifting.) Still have minors concerns as to the outcome of the surgery and how much pain will be involved on that day. Of course, concerns as any patient would have about the biopsy report, but that is in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Every doctor was excellent - professional, compassionate, communicative.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Excellent physician. Great staff. Will highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Simfendorfer was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I had an incredible experience at CLEVELAND CLINIC. From my pre-op appointments to the surgery and care, I can't say enough great things.Dr. Simfendorfer and his team are truly the best. The scheduling and nurses are kind and caring. The anesthesiologist was beyond superior. I am so grateful for this wonderful care.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Simpendorfer is THE BEST. Excellence!!!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Response to my request for an appointment was excellent. The appointment was scheduled within a few days with date, time, and doctor's name. Terrific response.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

I have only high praise for this doctor. He was very professional and explained everything so that I could understand the problem, what tests he would be scheduling, and the reason for them. I left there confident that I was in good hands!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. S did a similar surgery for me 14+ years ago. Best experience of all my surgeries.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2023

I am especially grateful to Dr. C. Simpfendorfer who explained in details what was going to do during surgery and then performed it so excellently, that I have had no pain after surgery and the recovery is progressing as predicted. Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2023

I can not express how completely thrilled and fortunate I feel with Dr Simpfendorfer. From the moment I met him in the emergency room until the day I have my surgery he and his entire staff were knowledgeable, attentive and extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Because of the seriousness & complexity of my issues, getting the proper diagnosis, pain medication/management & diagnosis & treatments was a long, difficult trying ordeal for everyone but Dr. Simpfendorfer & his teams never gave up and my duodenum is healed, my fistulae is gone & my addominal surgery is healed, & my abdominal abscesses are mostly gone, I'm gaining weight and feel almost back to my normal routine & energy level... The whole process was a team effort of Cleveland clinic staff, surgeons, nurses, techs, admins & the patient (me) collaborating & I feel very grateful. I may still have an underlying issue going forward but feel confident in the care I expect to receive going forward!!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Excellent care by Dr. Simfendorfer, Jose and Dr. Estero.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Simfendorfer and his staff are excellent period.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023

Dr Conrad H. Simpfendorfer was very professional and friendly. He reviewed all the test results and explained what recommended as a plan for going forward. It was a pleasure to meet with him and decided on a plan of action.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Simpfendorfer gave me 40 minutes lecture about my case and explained all the risks. I am very grateful for that, and now I am very confident, that my operation will be successful. Thank you Dr. Simpfendorfer.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I love Dr Simpfendorfer and his team! Kurt in his scheduling dept is always a stand out!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Simpfendorfer helped save my life! He will FOREVER be 1 of the best people I have ever known! His skills as a surgeon and his easy bedside manner - a 10 out of 10 for sure!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

*Dr. Simptendorter and his team are simply the best!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Kurt on Dr Simfendorfer's team is THE BEST!!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I cannot say enough great things about Dr Simpfendorfer! I just feel in my core I am in great hands!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Simpfendorfer was kind, extremely knowledgeable, and understood my medical position and corresponding desires for treatment. Additionally, the fellow staff were both courteous and helpful. I'm very satisfied with my appointment and the care I received.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I 100% recommend this doctor without reservation.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023


Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

The doctors/surgeons were excellent - felt like I was in great hands!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Excellent Dr. Very helpful and informative.

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