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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)

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 1/31/2022, 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

104 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Doctor Simpfendorfer was excellent: kind, respectful and very professional

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021


Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

*Dr. Simpfendorfer and his team were absolutely amazing.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr Simpfendorfer and the surgical team was excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Stempendorfer was very professional took his time and explained everything in detail. I left there feeling really pleased, and well informed!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Staff and doctor worked very well with each other.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. Felsendorfer and his resident Luis were comprehensive and focused in their questions.This also applies to their discussion of the procedure in question (splenectomy) and it's propriety, timing, technique and potential risks.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

I saw the best. Dr.Stemfendorfer went over my records with my husband and I and explained my problem in detail.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Joining the meeting both in person and by zoom, my siblings and I all agreed that Dr. Conrad Semfendorfer was awesome. He Is not only an excellent communicator but he asked questions and INTENTLY listened to his patient. Being a good listener Is pivotal. He came across as understanding and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr. Simpfendorfer And Fran were very attentive and caring. I appreciated the time they gave me. As well as Dr. Simpfendorfer's highly skilled medical advise. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

He's a highly skilled doctor and I greatly appreciate his time and talent.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Doctors are very informative and spent time with me.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

The best physician I have ever been to, explained my condition deeply, without being rushed....and I left with an empowered plan, fully confident in my doctor. Excellent "bedside" manner. His staff, nurse Fran was very attentive, and took extra time to talk to me.....and make me feel confident, and safe. I felt very well taken care of, from beginning to end!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

5 star, excellence to a sensitive and professional doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Simpfendorfer is truly one of a kind. Besides his excellent surgical skills, his ability to take time to explain the entire process is to be commended

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Conrad Simpfendorfer was excellent

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