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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


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 1/6/2023, 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

163 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 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.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Simpfendorfer's team is very responsive

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

The doctor and his assistants were very attentive and informative. I very pleased with the experience. I am however still trying to schedule an appointment with the specialist.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

I found Dr Simpfendorfer to be sympathetic to my problem and interested in trying to solve it. He is an excellent communicator and forthcoming with information in relation to my condition.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Everyone with whim I had contact was extremely professional

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

I couldn't imagine having the journey I've had with anyone else but Dr Simpfendorfer. The absolute Best.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Everything with Doctor Simfendorfer is excellent

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Amazing doctor

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr Simpfendorfer is the absolute Best. Very comforting and reassuring when he speaks with you. 5 Stars

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

He is by far one of the best doctors I have ever had

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Doctor was very good at explaining my options

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

*Dr. Conrad S_____ and his staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

This is the a very caring doctor and he listens to everything you say. Answers all questions.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Visit with the doctor was very good

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Recommended Dr Simfendorfer to a friend. She followed up and had the surgery with Dr. Simfendorfer. I have had three successful surgeries with Dr. Simfendorfer.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2023

I rate my overall exprience was marvelous everything was at my expectation from the doctors to the person that made the appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2023

Dr. S-13's staff and residents did a fine job. Dr. Simpfendorfer is clear with his explanations.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Simpfendorfer and his staff made every attempt possible to schedule my appointment and surgery with ease. I couldn't be happier with how they accommodated me.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Doctor and staff were very helpful answering questions. Excellent communication. Will reccomend to friends and family in case they need his services.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr Simpfendorfer was caring and respectful. Had a great discussion on where to go from here. It was a give and take but we agreed in the end as we came to an understanding of the risks. He was great to discuss issues with. A real people person who listens to his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Been coming for 7 years. Now down to three year increments. Very glad I decided to see Dr Simpfendorfer as a leader in the field.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Simpfendorfer is very straight forward when speaking with you. He is a good listener and address your situation and gives you alternatives to your solutions. He is professional, he did not rush me. I felt very comfortable having him as a doctor for my situation. ( This is extremely important as a patient. )

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Caregiver extremely informative and included family members present in explanations

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