Robert D. Fanelli, MD, FACS, FASGE

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  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
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  • Esophageal Diseases
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  • Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich. (General Surgery)
  • American Board of Surgery
  • The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Piladelphia, Pa.
  • The Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Conn. (General Surgery)
  • 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

By Robert D. Fanelli, MD, FACS, FASGE

GERD has a significant impact on the quality of life of...


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: February 2018
good, see first comment
Guthrie Patient: January 2018
This was my first procedure of this kind and I was fearful of the pain that might be involved. His care was excellent and when I have to repeat the procedure in the future I will have no concerns. He took very good care of me.
Guthrie Patient: August 2017
He did a procedure. He did his job. He is probably very good at these sorts of medical procedures. He spoke to us for a total of fewer than 3 min: about 35 sec. prior to the procedure, and for about 2 min. afterwards. He is NOT the primary care doc. He just did the procedure. He was fine under these circumstances.
Guthrie Patient: May 2017
I feel confident that Dr. Fanelli is an excellent surgeon and that he did my surgery carefully and well. He is not so good at listening and answering questions (seems very impatient) BUT his nursing staff help make up for that which is probably the best I can expect, based on my experience with most surgeons.
Guthrie Patient: May 2017
*Dr. Fanelli saw me very briefly prior to my endo ultrasound. Did not ask if I had questions. Only asked me what he was doing and I responded. It was my understanding he was doing more than he did and he was NOT NICE to a nurse in the OR prior to my procedure. He never saw me afterward, nor did I get a letter.
Guthrie Patient: October 2016
Easy to understand, patient with my question and compassionate.