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Dr. Tafadzwa P. Makarawo, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Dr. Tafadzwa P. Makarawo, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgeon

18275 N 59th Ave Bldg M Ste 176 Glendale AZ, 85308


Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo is a general surgeon practicing in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Makarawo specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Makarawo provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.

Education and Training

University of Birmingham 2010

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Areas of expertise and specialization

anorectal disease, diagnostic endoscopy, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, as well as pelvic floor disorders including rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, and constipation


  • Top Doctor Year Phoenix Magazine 


  • Michigan State University General Surgery  2016
  • Michigan State University 2016 General Surgery


  • Swedish Medical Center Colorectal Surgery  2017

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • In 2014, he participated with the Midwest Missions Group in a one-week mission in a remote village in the Dominican Republic, during which time he was able to set up a surgical clinic and outpatient s


  • Swedish Medical Center2017Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Tafadzwa P. Makarawo, MD's Practice location

The Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona

18275 N 59th Ave Bldg M Ste 176 -
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Get to know Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Tafadzwa P. Makarawo, who serves patients in Glendale, Arizona.

As a board-certified colorectal surgeon, Dr. Makarawo has interests in all aspects of the benign anorectal disease, diagnostic endoscopy, as well as pelvic floor disorders including rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, and constipation. He practices at the Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona in Glendale, Arizona.

The Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona provides a broad range of surgical services to treat conditions including, but not limited to: colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, and constipation. The team of board-certified professionals working there delivers comprehensive and compassionate colorectal care. They take great pride in providing the highest quality medical and surgical care possible, utilizing laparoscopic and minimally invasive approaches including da Vinci robotic surgery.

The doctor is trained in minimally invasive abdominal surgery with a particular interest in colon and rectal cancer and diverticular disease. He is board-certified with the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. 

Pertaining to his educational background, he completed his undergraduate medical training and postgraduate surgical training in the United Kingdom prior to coming to the United States in 2010. He went on to complete his general surgery residency at Michigan State University in Southfield, Michigan in 2016, followed by his fellowship in colorectal surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, he is fellowship-trained in robotic surgery, having worked alongside some of the national forerunners in the application of this surgical modality for colorectal diseases.

With extensive experience in clinical research, Dr. Makarawo has 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.

Colorectal surgery is a field in medicine dealing with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon. The field is also known as proctology, but this term is now used infrequently within medicine and is most often employed to identify practices relating to the anus and rectum in particular. Colorectal surgeons specialize in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients with colorectal disorders. They have comprehensive knowledge about general surgery and in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon. 

In March 2014, Dr. Makarawo was selected to travel with the Midwest Missions Group to a remote village in the Dominican Republic, where he was involved in mission work. During this one week trip, in amongst the multitude of activities involved, the team was able to set up a surgical clinic and outpatient surgery department. They 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. 

Outside of the office, Dr. Makarawo 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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