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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
  • 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
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • 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 88 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
  • 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 Screening Strategies
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • 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 54 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 Hillcrest Hospital campus of Cleveland Clinic. He also sees patients and performs outpatient procedures at the Twinsburg Family Health Center. 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

  • 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

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio and America's Top Doctors
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 10/15/2022, 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

291 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Garofalo has been great, he explains everything with care and compassion!!! He's very sincere.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

The Dr.was FANTASTIC

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

I have had one of the best experience with my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Garofalo is personable, fun and professional. He makes an uncomfortable situation much less stressful

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr Garafalo and staff are very kind and compassionate

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. Garafalo is outstanding in listening to a patient's issues, discussing options, and providing solutions. Never felt rushed in his office. Highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Both the doctor and the nurses made my stay and my procedure very comfortable for me. The service was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Garofalo is a wonderful physician in all aspects.- clinically, care and discussions.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr Garofalo is a very dedicated physician! He is very thorough and explains everything.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Highly professional (Dr. Garofalo) and provided answers to all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

This is my third appointment with Dr. Garofalo in three years. Due to the sensitive nature of my situation, I greatly appreciate his demeanor.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Excellent experience. Dr. Garafolo and staff are the best!!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr. Garafolo and staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Spoke to my Dr. Before and after surgery as well as the next day. No surprises, no problems I was aware of. Dr. Garafalo was direct, informative, encouraging and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

We feel that as a patient I am very fortunate to have Doctor Garofalo for my surgeon and follow up doctor. It has been 10 years now and I feel so grateful for the quality of care that he has given me.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Garofalo is one of the best docs that have cared for me. Very personable and to the point. Excellent all around.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Garofalo is the very best!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr and staff for the procedure were very kind, professional and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Garafola has a great bedside manner as does his team members

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Very happy with the care given to me by Dr. Garofalo and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

The doctor explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Doctors and residents are amazing. All are very courteous and respectful. Five stars to them

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr. Garofalo and his staff are excellent, can't say enough good things about them.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

All my concerns were answered and addressed very compassionate doctor

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Garafalo and his staff are amazing!!!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

The doctor and surgery staff were great! They asked questions to help me relax. They also gave clear instructions as the procedure started.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Garofalo was his usual cool and calm. He explained everything and I felt completely comfortable in his care. Competent, courteous, a good communicator, and a good sense of humor.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Great doctor

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Doctor was ver clear about my procedure and covered all aspects of the procedure

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

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