December 07, 2020 – Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital will add robotic colorectal surgery to its growing list of specialized services with the addition of Sam Agarwal, MD, FACS, FASCRS, to the colorectal surgery team.
Dr. Agarwal, who holds fellowships in minimally invasive advanced rectal cancer management, colon and rectal surgery and trauma/critical care surgery, recently joined the team of colorectal surgeons in Weston and will perform robotic surgery for colon cancer and other digestive diseases.
“Dr. Agarwal is a renowned surgeon and expert in the field of robotic colorectal surgery and we are pleased that he has joined our team of talented physicians,” said Rodolfo J. Blandon, MD, MBA President of Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Weston hospital. “Under the direction of Steven Wexner, MD, FACS, Chairman of Digestive Diseases, Dr. Agarwal will help advance our robotic colorectal surgery program, allowing us to continue providing the highest level of tertiary and quaternary care to our patients.”
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Weston, Dr. Agarwal held several positions at West Virginia University, including Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Chief of Robotic Surgery. Prior to that, he held several positions at George Washington University in Washington, DC, including Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
After finishing his general surgery residency training at West Virginia University in June 2005, Dr.
Agarwal completed a fellowship in trauma surgery and surgery critical care at the University of
California San Diego. He went on to become the assistant director of the trauma service at West
Virginia University until 2009. In 2010, Dr. Agarwal completed his ACGME accredited residency in colorectal surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Agarwal co-developed the robotic colorectal surgery program at George Washington University in
Washington, D.C., from 2011 to 2016. In 2016, he was recruited back to West Virginia University as chief of colon and rectal surgery and as chief of robotic surgery. He then completed a fellowship in minimally invasive advanced rectal cancer surgery at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. During that time, Dr. Agarwal amassed one of the largest experiences in the world with single-port robotic surgery.
Dr. Agarwal is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, board certified in colon and rectal surgery by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and board certified in surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery.
About Cleveland Clinic Weston
Cleveland Clinic Weston, part of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region, is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, Cleveland Clinic Weston has more than 250 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region now includes Cleveland Clinic Indian River and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and has hospitals and outpatient centers in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The Florida region is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.