Robert D. Fanelli, MD, FACS, FASGE

Guthrie Provider
Care Provider Overall: 
5
Provider Reviews: 
75
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Hospital Privileges: 
  • Guthrie Corning Hospital
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
  • Guthrie Same Day Surgery
Clinical Interests: 
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopy, Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
Likelihood of Recommending Care Provider: 
5
Patients' Confidence in Care Provider: 
5
Time Care Provider Spent with Patient: 
5
Care Provider Spoke Using Clear Language: 
5
Care Provider Efforts to Include in Decisions: 
5
Care Provider's Concern for Questions and Worries: 
5
Care Provider's Explanations of Condition/Problem: 
5
Care Provider Information About Medications: 
5
Care Provider Instructions for Follow-Up Care: 
5
Care Provider's Friendliness and Courtesy: 
5
Residency: 
  • Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich. (General Surgery)
Certification: 
  • American Board of Surgery
Education: 
  • The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Internship: 
  • The Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Conn. (General Surgery)
Fellowship: 
  • Case Western Reserve University/Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio (Advanced Surgical Endoscopy/Laparoscopic Surgery)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y. (Endoscopic Ultrasound)

Clinical Briefs

Monday, May 5, 2014

GERD has a significant impact on the quality of life of people who suffer from this extremely common malady, and can be associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer.

Publications

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Guthrie Patient: September 2019
*Dr. Fanelli is extremely knowledgeable. He was very good at explaining everything. I have a lot of trust in him.
Guthrie Patient: August 2019
very good
Guthrie Patient: July 2019
no bed side manner. never even checked on the incision from surgery. told me he didn't use stitches but 2 days after seeing him the stitches are popping through the incision site. have an an extremely sore throat since surgery and didn't even care to look at that for me. I will never return
Guthrie Patient: June 2019
Dr faneli is very thorough and kind
Guthrie Patient: June 2019
Dr. Fanelli never looked at me as I was voicing my concerns and explaining my situation. He also started the procedure before I was sedated which was painful. I felt like he was trying to get me over with and move on to the next patient.
Guthrie Patient: June 2019
scheduling an upcoming surgery is always a huge decision. Dr Fanelli and his staff take a lot of the anxiety out of it. A huge thank you to him and everyone in his office.
Guthrie Patient: June 2019
Dr faneli is very thorough and kind
Guthrie Patient: June 2019
Dr. Fanelli never looked at me as I was voicing my concerns and explaining my situation. He also started the procedure before I was sedated which was painful. I felt like he was trying to get me over with and move on to the next patient.
Guthrie Patient: June 2019
scheduling an upcoming surgery is always a huge decision. Dr Fanelli and his staff take a lot of the anxiety out of it. A huge thank you to him and everyone in his office.
Guthrie Patient: April 2019
I came in prepared to receive a colonoscopy, as the first step to ruling out Crohn's disease as recommended by my primary care physician and this doctor talked me out of it. I knew I needed it done but didn't want to argue with him and felt nervous so I left. I wasted the time doing the moviprep and I took a day off from work all because of this doctor. Very unhappy I didn't stand up to him, very unhappy this was even an issue for a simple colonoscopy exam