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Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Advanced Polypectomy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Hemorrhoid Arterial Ligation
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Pouch Procedures For Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchendoscopy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectal-Sparing Operations For Carcinoma Of The Rectum
  • Rectoplexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincter Surgery
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 85 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Coccydynia
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissure
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Intussusception
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 57 Specialties +
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Biography

About Thomas Garofalo, MD

Thomas Garofalo, MD, FACS, is a Staff Surgeon in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Residency - Saint Elizabeth Health Center
General Surgery
Youngstown, OH USA
1997

Internship - Saint Elizabeth Health Center
General Surgery
Youngstown, OH USA
1993

Medical Education - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA
1992

Undergraduate - Allegheny College
Meadville, PA USA
1988

Certifications

  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Anorectal Disease, benign anorectal disease, cancer and polyps of the colon and rectum, cancer of the colon, carcinoma of the colon, carcinoma of the rectum, carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, colon & anus, colon and rectal cancer, colon and rectal surgery, Colon Cancer, colonic neoplasia, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, colorectal cancer research, colorectal cancer screening strategies, colorectal surgery, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, diverticiulitis pelvic pouch procedures for mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis sphincter-saving operations, diverticular disease, diverticulitis, familial inherited colorectal cancer, intestinal fistulae, intestinal stomas, inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic colon resection, laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopy, pelvic pouch procedures for ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis, rectal cancer, Rectal Prolapse, rectum, rectal-sparing operations for carcinoma of the rectum, reoperative abdominal and pelvic surgery, reoperative surgery, Sphincter-preservation Surgery, sphincter-saving operations, sphincter-sparing procedures, stoma surgery, surgery for carcinoma of the colon and rectum reoperative abdominopelvic surgery, surgery for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, surgical nutrition, surgical treatment for mucosal ulcerative colitis, Ulcerative Colitis

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 11/29/2021, Dr. Garofalo 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

236 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 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Wow & Wow. Dr. Garofalo is a great Dr. Can't say enough great things about him.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

I have had the same doctor for this procedure a few times. I have no issues n trust him completely.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr clearly laid out procedure and gave us options.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Provider listened to my concerns and was appropriately accepting. Felt like he made me an active participant in my care, where possible

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Garafola is very professional.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

This was a new provider for me. He was knowledgeable and helpful in answering my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr Garafalo is an excellent doctor .. He can save your life .. He is energetic and intelligent

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Doctor was very kind. He answered all my embarrassing questions with seriousness and kindness. Explained everything throughout the exam. I wish I had more explanation or detail for a possible treatment as I am not knowledgeable of anything in this area. He went over the treatment options and left it to me to decide which course to take.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Usually when it is all excellent, there is not much to say. I would say that over the past 8 years or so, I have seen Dr. Garofalo 3 times for maybe a total of an hour. In all cases, the visit has been excellent! Please keep him happy so that I can see him next time!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

I have and would recommend Dr. Garofalo to anyone in need of his specialty. Most people I know who have had colonoscopies, have used the great Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr. Garafalo is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is the best at CCF!!!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Garofalo was great. He has a calming presence and that was important as I was nervous and it was my first time meeting him. I can't say enough about how comfortable he and his staff made me feel in what is naturally not the most comfortable situation.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr. Garafalo took lots of time to explain my situation. I feel confident he knows how to help me.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Listened but not concerned really and wondering why I saw him for what he specializes in when he thought I should she an infectious disease doctor and I had no follow up after test results he never my charted me or called me and still have pain.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr. Garofalo is one of the best doctors I have ever had in my lifetime. What else can I say!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Doctors Garafalo and his staff are very kind and wonderful. Doctor Garafalo take his time to review everything for me and be sure I have all the following appointment he is a wonderful and great doctor. Thank you

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Thank you for having Dr Garafalo

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

Dr. Garofalo and his team were very respectful and concerned about my well-being. They explained things very well and why we were doing certain things. I'd have him and his team operate on me again anytime. The healing process was even excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Cleveland clinic is very lucky to have Dr. Garofalo as a specialist he is a wonderful man and he has hands from God

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Always a pleasure working with the Doctor and his staff!!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Garofalo is the best! His personality and professionalism exceeds all expectations

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Absolutely recommend Dr. Garofalo 100%!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Garofalo takes time to explain everything enhances all my questions. I think he is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Garofalo and his team were terrific start-to-finish.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Garofalo explained things things very well and took the time to answer all my questions. I'm glad I choose him for my doctor.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Other that the fact that Dr. Garofalo probably saved my life, I really don't need to say anything else.

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