Treatment & Services
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Cancer Center
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gallbladder Disease
- Inguinal Hernia
- Liver Cancer
- Liver Tumors
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Disease
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
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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
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY USA
- 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)
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
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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 2/12/2019, 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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70 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019
I saw a team of doctors all the time. My doctor was the very best in his field.
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019
The provider himself is ok but he has no warmth to him and you feel like you're pestering him with seeing him but he does not return phone calls or respond to the MyChart messages so you are forced to schedule an appointment with him in order to speak about what was ordered and spoken of in the visit prior.
Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
my doctor showed a lot of interest and care explaining the details, very caring. He showed much empathy.
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019
The doctor it was excellent in every way he put me at ease he made me feel very comfortable
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018
All good but she seemed rushed. Not a problem. The Doctor's intern was wonderful, similar characteristics to those of the Doctor.
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
Another excellent Cleveland Clinic experience. I am very confident in Dr. Simpfendorfer, and will be scheduling gall bladder surgery with him in the near future.
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
Dr was called into OR to consult with another surgeon just before entering the room to see me. The nurse didn't inform me of this for 30-45 minutes.
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