Robert D. Fanelli, MD, FACS, FASGE

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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

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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: December 2018
Outstanding doctor! Accurately assessed my issue, recommended appropriate care and treatment, performed procedure, and I am feeling like a new person. I have been to multiple doctors, at numerous clinics/hospitals and did not get appropriate assessment and treatment. I find Dr. Fanelli and my issue has been resolved with a simple, yet effective procedure. I am very grateful to him and his outstanding staff!
Guthrie Patient: November 2018
excellent surgeon!!
Guthrie Patient: November 2018
He spent exactly 30 seconds with me before I went for the colonoscopy. He asked me a couple of questions with his back turned to me, glanced at me maybe once. daddies not explain the procedure in any way.
Guthrie Patient: October 2018
Overall, the entire team did a commendable job of taking me through the whole experience from initial tests and questions to the final follow up visit.
Guthrie Patient: October 2018
Excellent surgeon - uses medical terminology too much, does not respond well to any problems or concerns.
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
I hope *Dr. Fanelli will assist in my surgery _____ when I am strong enough.
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
I had a colonoscopy and despite being sedated, I woke up and felt pain. I remember feeling the scope in me and it hurting and the doctor yelling at me to stop yelling. He continued and I continued to feel pain from the scope inside me.
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
Dr Fanelli's overall performance is excellent. He has a very dry sense of humor and he has an excellent reputation for the work that he performs. I wish he had a little better bedside manner, with that being said, I would still recommend him to family and friends.
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
7. Never talked to me.
Guthrie Patient: August 2018
Only met him in pre-op.