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 coming 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.
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.
Procedures Performed and Conditions Treated by Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo
Abdominal Surgery - Minimally Invasive (laparoscopic & da Vinci) intestinal surgery for all disorders below.
- Colon Cancer
- Rectal Cancer (including ultra-low surgery and sphincter-preserving surgeries)
- Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
- Crohn's Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Colostomy and Ileostomy Dysfunction/Repair
Anal Disease and Surgery
- Rectal Bleeding
- Anal - Cancer / Fissures / Itching / Pain / Skin Tags Pap Smears
- Condyloma and Anal Dysplasia
- High Resolution Anoscopy in Anal Dysplasia
- Pilonidal Cysts
- Rectal Prolapse
- Fecal Incontinence (Implants)
- TEM for Rectal Tumors
Screening and Diagnostic Colonoscopy
Kevin D. - "Saved my life!! Would recommend Dr. Makarawo to anyone looking to receive compassionately aggressive care for their colon and/or rectal disorders/issues! After years of stomach issues/pain and with the quick and thorough diagnosis from my New primary doctor (Shout out to Dr. Anthony Msowoya!!) Dr. Makarawo was able to quickly identify and remove a cancerous mass in my colon so that the cancer was not able to spread!! Thus saving my life and most of my colon!"
RZ - "Hands down best doctor.ever. Dr Makarawo is an example of what medicine should be. He listens to you first with no rush. Then takes the time to explain his findings. Allows for actual dialogue and then offers up all available options for care."
Kennedy B. - "Dr. Makarawo was very caring and informative. He took the time to listen to me, and helped to explain the situation fully so I could make the proper choices. I was very impressed by his handling of my issues. My surgery process was a good one as well. I had been very nervous about it, but he helped me understand all of the parameters of what he was doing. And what a great job he did! I am feeling so much better and can’t thank him enough! If you have been trying to get someone to take your concerns seriously this is the guy. 10/10! And he even called me to check up on me after my surgery. Something that I haven’t seen before in my other experiences."
Scott P. - "Dr. Makarawo was great. He answered all of my questions prior to surgery and covered the procedure very well. During my time in the hospital after surgery Dr. Makarawo checked with me and the nursing staff daily on my recovery progress. Dr. Makarawo made himself available to me at all times if there were any questions all the way through my recovery. 10/10 would recommend for anyone having GI issues. Thank you Dr. Makarawo"
Damien - "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!"
Anonymous - "Dr. Makarawo is very empathetic, professional, and displayed the utmost concern during the duration of my care. He is expeditiously responsive, as well as supportive throughout the process."
Ginny - "I was referred to Dr. Makarawo for surgical removal of a colon polyp adjacent to my appendix found during my routine colonoscopy. He was kind and explained to both my husband and myself exactly what type of procedure he recommended, even drawing a diagram I could take with me for reference. His demeanor in surgery and post-op in the hospital was stellar. He is quiet and soft-spoken, but thorough and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to others facing a similar surgery. My experience was very positive. Kudos Dr. Makarawo. He is tops in my book and I would see him again should the need arise."
Hospitals and Surgery Centers Staffed At
- Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital
- Arrowhead Endoscopy Center
- Banner Boswell Memorial Hospital
- Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
- Banner Thunderbird Outpatient Center
- Dignity St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
- HonorHealth Deer Valley Hospital
- Metro Surgery Center
- SurgCenter of Deer Valley