Tafadzwa Makarawo, MD, MRCS(ED), FACS
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.
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
- St. Joseph's Outpatient Surgery Center
- SurgCenter of Deer Valley