Robert D. Fanelli, MD, FACS, FASGE

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Clinical Interests: 
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • eGuthrie Video Follow-up
  • 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, Philadelphia, 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

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.


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Guthrie Patient: January 2020
Dr. Fanelli did an excellent job and was courteous and professional at all times.
Guthrie Patient: January 2020
*Dr. Fanelli was not someone that seemed to care about my problem at all. He is VERY arrogant. He may be an excellent surgeon, but I felt that he took an instant dislike toward me, and it reflected in his job.
Guthrie Patient: December 2019
felt like I was in excellent, skillful hands of my provider and his team !!
Guthrie Patient: November 2019
Very good - Thank you -
Guthrie Patient: November 2019
Dr. Fanelli was patient and kind and I did not feel rushed at all.
Guthrie Patient: November 2019
Dr Fanelli is very good
Guthrie Patient: October 2019
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