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

Cleveland Clinic Florida, 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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pancreatic & Hepatobiliary
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Weston, FL USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY USA

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

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 1/18/2021, 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.

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

71 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Simpfendorfer was very thorough and informative about my health issue and used a visual with notes to explain how my surgery would be done.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr Simpfendorfer is superb, he takes his time, listens and explains everything in great detail yet easily understandable

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

From appt. request to nurse & doctor interaction all were superb!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

dr Conrad was informative and very nice

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

great physician

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Doctor, along with staff were excellent. Professional and proficient. Doctor took time to explain things.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

*Dr. Simpfendorfer is the best! He always makes me feel like I'm in the best hands. I always recommend him & the entire hospital to others needing care.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I speak very highly about Cleveland Clinic to others. I appreciate that my doctors communicate w/each other about my concerns!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

*Dr. Simofendorfer was pleasant and explained things to me very well. His staff was also caring.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Simpfendorfer was extremely pleasant caring and thorough with his explanation and options about my condition. He was wonderful with relaying I formation to my husband . I felt safe and in the best care with him.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. speaks my language and explained what he did on the surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

wonderful experience. the doctor and his staff were all compassionate, informative and knowledgeable. I knew right away I wanted him to do my surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr Simfendorfer saved my life a golden heart with golden hands thank you so much!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to show my gratitude to Dr. Simpfendorfer and his proficient medical team! They did a miraculous job with my surgery and I feel that he and his team have given me a second chance at a new life! And I appreciate that he and his team would check on me on a daily basis while in recover which made me feel even more comfortable and safe. I would highly recommend Cleveland Clinic along with Dr. Simpfendorfer to anyone in need of surgery. I'm pretty sure that he and his team have Angel Wings attached to their backs! Thank you for everything!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr Simpfendorfer took time to explain the results and showed me the images of my MRI. This being a yearly checkup and results were the same as last year the discussion was short. However, he indicated as he had in the past that we would wait two years between MRI and we discussed options as we are moving 2 hours from Weston. Was nice he cared about my time to drive so far.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Great comunication with Dr Simpfendorfer,always a good and very detail explanation of my case and procedures. Nice and kind.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Great Doctor and Nurse

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr Simpfendorfer and his entire staff, including his Resident Doctors, are all caring individuals and very well informed professionals

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I felt sincere care from the doctor and team

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Simpfendorfer is an excellent caring physician. He explains everything in great detail and answers all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Simpfendorfer to anyone who needs surgery.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

the doc is very personable. explains everything. excellent rapport

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