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Tafadzwa Makarawo

MD, MRCS(Ed), FACS, FASCRS Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Dr. Makarawo Is A Colon And Rectal Surgeon With The Colon And Rectal Center Of Arizona And He Is Board Certified With The American Board Of Surgery And The American Board Of Colon And Rectal Surgery.
Dr. Makarawo Received Undergraduate Medical Training And Post-Graduate Surgical Training In The United Kingdom Prior To His Emigration To The United States To Complete General Surgery Residency In Michigan In 2010. Dr. Makarawo Completed General Surgery Residency Training At Michigan State University In Southfield, MI In 2016 And Then Completed Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Training At Swedish Medical Center In Seattle, WA.

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Dr. Makarawo Is Trained In Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery With A Particular Interest In Colon And Rectal Cancer And Diverticular Disease. He Is Also Fellowship Trained In Robotic Surgery, Having Worked Alongside Some Of The National Forerunners In The Application Of This Surgical Modality For Colorectal Diseases. Dr. Makarawo Also Has Interests In All Aspects Of Benign Anorectal Disease, Pelvic Floor Disorders Including Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Constipation And Diagnostic Endoscopy.
Dr. Makarawo Has Extensive Experience In Clinical Research, With Multiple Peer Reviewed Publications And National Podium Presentations To His Credit. He Also Has Experience In Medical Education As An Invited Speaker And Instructor Of Students And Clinical Practitioners At Multiple Levels And From Varied Specialties.
In His Spare Time, He Is A Keen Sports Enthusiast, An Active Participant In A Number Of Sports Disciplines And An Advocate Of Regular Exercise. He Also Enjoys Socializing, Listening To Music And Spending Time With Family.

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Dr. Makarawo’s

Las Terranas, Dominican Republic

2014 Medical Mission

In March 2014, I Was Selected To Travel With The Midwest Missions Group To A Remote Village In Dominican Republic Where I Was Involved In Mission Work. During This One Week Trip, In Amongst The Multitude Of Activities Involved, We Were Able To Set Up A Surgical Clinic And Outpatient Surgery Department.

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We Triaged Multiple Patients And Operated On The Largest Number Of Patients Ever In The 40 Year History Of This Group’s Mission Trips Over The Years, The Surgeries Performed Including Primarily Pediatric Hernias, Adult Hernias And Adult Symptomatic Cholelithiasis.

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Radio Interview With Dr. Forstner & Dr. Makarawo On Health Futures

To Listen To Dr. Forstner And Dr. Makarawo’s Radio Interview On 105.3FM Or 1510AM, Please Click On The Youtube Play Button. In This Radio Interview They Discuss Colon Cancer, Colonoscopies And Prevention, Polyps, Da Vinci Assisted Surgery And Many More Colon Cancer Related Topics On The “Health Futures” Show! The “Health Futures” Show Is Hosted By Bob Roth And With March Being Colon Cancer Awareness Month;

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Bob Invited Both Dr. Forstner And Dr. Makarawo On To His Show To Help His Audience Become More Educated And Aware Of How Preventable Colon Cancer Is. This Is Definitely Not A Show You Want To Miss!

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A Discussion with Dr. Makarawo,

AZCCC Medical Oncologist Dr. Adoo

A Discussion with Dr. Makarawo, AZCCC Medical Oncologist Dr. Adoo and Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network. Covering topics from the screening and diagnosis of colon cancer, to the team role of the medical oncologist for treatment.

Colon Cancer, Diagnosis and Treatment

In this episode of “Cancer… Now What?” you can learn about advancements in preventing, diagnosing and treating colon cancer. Host Jenny Martin is joined by Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo, MRCS (Ed) FACS Colorectal Surgeon form the Colon & Rectal Center of Arizona, Dr. Frank Tsai with Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network and Arizona Center for Cancer Care, and Dr. Daniel Meline, Gastroenteroligist with Arizona Digestive Health.

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Dr. Makarawo’s Guest Speaking Discussion On Good Summer Practices For The Ileostomate

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Dr. Makarawo was great. He always took the time to answer my questions and I never felt rushed. I would highly recommend him.

Sophia Sgoogle reviews

I've had years of issues and been told nothing could be done. Seen Dr. Makarawo and the issue was taken care of in a few weeks. He sincerely cares for his patients and sits down with you and listens and gives different options if available. After hours was also amazing my calls were returned in a timely manner. He's put my mind at ease with his confidence and knowledge.

Tina Marie Carzoligoogle reviews

Excellent surgeon care! After he performed my surgery, I had two follow-up visits with him, and he was always compassionate, concerned and professional. I am beyond pleased with my experiences with Dr. Makarawo!

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