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
  • Advanced Polypectomy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Hemorrhoid Arterial Ligation
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileoscopy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • 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 Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincter Surgery
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Surgical Nutrition
View all 62 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anemia
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Coccydynia
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissure
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • 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
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Allegheny College
Meadville, PA USA


  • 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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As of 11/13/2019, 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.

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* 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

135 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

I felt rushed thru because of covid-19, because you can't have to many people in the office at one time. This was in no way Dr. Garofalo fault!!!!! He was his usual friendly and make you feel comfortable!!!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Garofalo is always focused on me during my visit.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

I am a referral to doctor by dr victoria brobie. To my surprise and great satisfaction, it was dr Garofalo's staff that contacted me. The next available app't was just two days from the call and I was set for my visit. When I recalled the follow-up by dr. brobie and Garofalo to friends in the medical field the response i got was 'When is the last time you heard of a doctor's office calling a patient to set an appointment??" Frankly, never! what a wonderful surprise.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Garofalo was extremely attentive reviewing my previous history, listening to my issues prompting my visit, gave credence to what i shared with him regarding pain, relief, concerns. His exam was thorough yet not uncomfortable or distressing in any way. Then he shared what he did not find, a possible diagnosis (consistent with what i had researched) and possible testing in the near future. Never was this appointment rushed or "standard". I felt as though he addressed and took care of what i had gone to see him about. I will be arranging for his recommended follow up testing with him and have complete faith and trust in him.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Garofalo is an absolutely fantastic physician in every sense of the word.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

staff and dr Garefelo was amazing

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

excellent physician and staff

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr Garofalo is fantastic! Listened to my concerns and came up with a treatment plan by discussing options.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

the entire visit was excellent, the Doctor responds to questions very well with understandable manner. This was our first meeting with him and it was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

I will definitely recommend this provider .

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Doctors were very good.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Loved my dr. & his team, they are great!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Garafalo is caring, professional. But most of all, his competence as a surgeon saved my life. Still here 6 years after diagnosis of very dire prognosis.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

My experience was excellent with the Doctor and his staff

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr. Garofalo always listens and I trust his expertise concerning my condition and how to improve it.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

I appreciate my doctor and surgeon and those who work with him.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

l honestly believe I owe my life to Dr. Garofalo's skill and expertise. He's a gifted surgeon and a lovely human being. His staff is professional, courteous and kind.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I would recommend Dr. G to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I have found Dr. Garofalo to be considerate and caring; he takes, or makes, the time to listen to my complaints and explains things to me in an understandable manner. I greatly value his involvement in my health care.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Garofalo is an excellent surgeon, who was highly recommend to my son more than 10 years ago. Both of us have benefitted from his surgical skills.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

DR G continues to do an excellent job and one of my favorite doctors at the clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Amazing team *Dr. Garofola.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

great experience. great visit with physician and entire staff. exceeded all expectations. thank you!!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Garofalo was very curious, sat down and really explained things so I could understand. answered my questions

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

This doctor was compassionately truthful about surgical risks. Took time to explain and repeat explanations to us.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr explained everything about my condition, he told me some options with surgery that I was unaware of. I left with the understanding that i would not have to suffer everyday with pain and discomfort if i would consider surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

doctor was up front, personable , and informative!

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