Very happy with my visit to ColoWell. I found the office nice and the staff well organized and very competent. Doctor Farooq was very comprehensive when dealing with my multiple problems. He also showed care and compassion. I'm very happy with my visit.
This doctor was so patient, compassionate, caring, thorough and when I left there I saw that there was a light at the end of the tunnel that i forgot was once there thats aid im gonna be ok. He reassured me that he will get me back on a good healthy track.
Let’s just be honest, going to any doctor for this type of treatment is not easy. It’s uncomfortable, it can be a bit embarrassing and most of the procedures can hurt to say the least. But Dr. Shiraz Farooq and his staff makes all of these facts much easier to deal with. From the onset I was made to feel comfortable and was assured, this is nothing new to them. His staff are always friendly, accommodating and they basically hold you by the hand and give you constant reassurance throughout your treatments with them. I had to have several treatments and as I am coming to a close with my treatments, I couldn’t be happier with choosing Dr. Shiraz Farooq for this unpleasant need. I assure you, if you have to have any procedure done that his office specializes in, you will be very happy that you chose ColoWell America with Dr. Farooq and his staff!
(Translated by Google) The office environment is very welcoming and relaxing. Very respectful and friendly staff. Doctor Farooq is an exception, he knows his work very well, he would not visit another. Thanks
El ambiente de la oficina es muy acojedor y relajante. El personal muy respetuoso y amable. El Doctor Farooq es excepcionar, conoce muy bien su trabajo, no visitaría otro. Gracias
The office was clean, modern, and impressive. The staff was professional and polite! Dr. Farooq was amazing! They made a very uncomfortable situation seem normal and nothing to worry about. Thanks Again!
I absolutely Dr. Farooq and his staff. They are so caring and helpful. Doc really takes the time to ask how my treatment is affecting me and encourages me to continue the medication regimen I have found that works best for me. I am so happy to have found him.
This is a very modern and freindley office. One of the best doctors I have ever seen, Dr. Farooq made sure all my questions were answered and really took the time to make sure I understood them. This felt a like a very hands on experience, unlike most Dr's I have seen where I just felt like a number. HIGHLY SUGGEST!
The staff at ColoWell America is amazingly polite and professional. The ladies who helped me made sure to answer any questions I had. The facility is clean and well organized. Dr. Farooq is very knowledgeable and has great bedside manners. He explains everything so well. This type of appointment is obviously very personal and can be an uncomfortable experience, but I left feeling very happy and confident that I chose the right practice!
From the beginning of my treatment to the end Dr Farooq and his team at ColoWell America were kind, considerate and compassionate throughout. Every step in my treatment was explained carefully and clearly by Dr Farooq and the care I received was second to none.
Wonderful Doctors and Staff. Friendly place. Very upstat. Helped my son with chrohns and fistula when no other regular Doctors would. My son is so very happy. Thank you all so very much. Life is much better with Dr. Farooq handling things.
They were very nice and knowledgeable (so it appeared). My copay was a little outrageous but that's my insurance. Didn't really do much though. He put in a referral for more tests and that's it. Paid $200 for that... Everyone else says how amazing they are so I will update as my experience continues
Doctors Care made me feel that I was in safe hands.
“I was very pleased with my experience at ColoWell America. I can be a hard critic of emergency care places and the people employed by them. Combine that attitude with an innate crankiness when I’m not feeling at all well and the result can be much less than pleasant. This time (My first time meeting Dr. Farooq) was a world away from previous experiences elsewhere. It was good to be treated with professionalism and care. When I say the doctor and all the other employees of the ColoWell America on W Violet Street in Tampa, made me feel that I was in safe hands and even made me smile when I left, then you can believe they are the best. I am truly grateful and won’t get that awful feeling of dread the next time I have any kinda issue. I appreciated their follow-up emails and willingness to answer questions also. A big thank you to all of them.”
Very clean and everyone that I dealt with was extremely nice and professional. Process was seamless and quick from checking in to leaving. I couldn't imagine a better place to have surgery than this one.
What an amazing place and a doctor that's rated well
Greater than 5 stars
Best around anywhere
This is interesting - the vibes there are so calm
And professional that each time I go I feel better in every way possible!!
I have been around the country and never experienced a superman type MD!!!!!!
Thank goodness and g-d that we found a special place and doctor and the best compassionate staff anywhere!!!!!
I was referred to Dr. Farooq by a well respected neurologist. After calling his office and speaking with Sydney on the phone I decided to make a new patient appointment to discuss my anxiety and numerous ongoing GI issues including GERD, IBS, hemorrhoids and other colorectal issues. At Dr. Farooq's office I first met with Sydney and then other staff members to get acquainted with their office and practice. I was duly impressed. I then met with Dr. Farooq's medical team and Dr. Farooq to set an appropriate plan of action to remedy my current medical and mental health issues. Their office is clean and modern. The staff members are well informed, kind and patient. Dr. Farooq is proactive and reassuring. His attentiveness to my medical history, my personal story and his plan of action speaks volumes. I will continue to be a patient of this practice. I thank them all for their patience, assistance in getting me set up as a new patient, clear explanations of my options, respect for my situation and care and concern for me as a person. Many months later I am still a loyal patient. I feel amazing. I have not felt this good in eight years or better. His treatments have worked miracles. His guidance on nutrition for a healthier GI system has been priceless.
3/21Dr Farooq and his team continue to take exceptional care of my physical and mental health!
Very efficient, friendly, caring. What I liked is that I didn't have to make multiple trips to have my issue treated. It was done on the first visit after the initial exam. Very client focused, they handled everything.
Dr. Shiraz Farooq, Sydney the marketing director and the admin team were fantastic. They clinic is clean modern and very accessible. They helped relieve a long painful condition that I suffered from in less then a few minutes. His prices transparency and his professionalisam, were above my expectations.
Thank you colowell!
Highly recommend! Super friendly staff, they get in right away, little to no waiting time to be seen by the doctor when you arrive. The doctor is extremely professional and takes his time with you. He makes sure all your questions are answered and you feel comfortable with the plan of treatment.
The ladies and gentlemen at Colowell America and Memorial Hospital made me feel very safe and comfortable having a medical procedure during the covid-19 pandemic they we're attentive with all my cares and my procedure went very well thank you to all the nurses and doctors and assistants who helped me along the way God bless you all
Dr. Farooq is a wonderful gentleman, and his staff are pleasant too. He knows what he is going and very honest with his patients that come to him for help. I would recommend him to anyone, unfortunately he doesn't take my insurance (the only insurance he doesn't take).
Dr. Farooq is quite plainly and simply a paragon of medicine. His inimitable professionalism is matched only by his impossible optimism and singular compassion for the patients lucky enough to find themselves in his charge.
In my near half-century experience with physicians, I had yet to encounter the level of care delivered recently by Dr. Farooq and his uncommonly attentive staff (who themselves reflect the good doctor’s ethos both proudly and commendably).
Dr. Farooq, you embody all those best qualities which make medicine the noble endeavor it has always striven to be. Take a bow. And thank you for transforming an otherwise life-threatening illness into a little adventure I’d soon trade for nothing.
An excellent choice for taking care of your procedure.
Very professional and pain free .
I had a colonoscopy done and don't even remember what happened before or after.
The recuperation after the procedure just great.
I'll recommend this institution to anybody.
Excellent staff and great doctors.
Having the need for a reconstructive type of surgery in this area of the anatomy is challenging just to consider much less to go through. My procedure could not have been more successful. Everything from Dr Farooq's' skillful surgical success, thorough and complete pain management, right down to the significantly improved function, and I am only two weeks out from the surgery. I cannot recommend any more highly, Colowell's method for successfully improving bowel function. He and his staff are kind, attentive and well skilled in solving any issues in this area of medicine. Just simply speak your needs openly and listen and follow attentively his advice and you will be successfully guided to thorough and complete resolution. Smooth as silk. It is not as scary as one might think. I highly suggest you give Colowell an opportunity to show you what is possible. You can stop your suffering in the most comfortable way possible. 5 stars are not enough ! Dr Farooq , Keep up the great work. I for one am indebted to your dedication to your field. THANK YOU Dr Farooq and all your staff. You have improved my life in ways unimaginable !!!!
Jan 04 2021_just to add a follow up, I am now several weeks out and have improved even more. I can now confidently say that I am better than I have ever been. Many aspects in lifestyle change have been recommended and followed as well which contribute to my results.
Give your self a chance at a comfortable existence. You deserve it!
Thank you again Dr Farooq !
For several years I have suffered with daily pain in fear of what it would take to fix the problem. I visited Dr. Farooq's office for the very first time on 12/4/20. At that time he and his staff made me feel so confident in his ability to fix my condition with a minimal amount of pain & recovery, that I scheduled my surgery that day for 12/16/20. Everything since then has happened exactly as he said it would. Today is 12/29/20 and I feel like a new man. No pain since 12/20/20 and just a minimal amount of discomfort that is improving by the day. If you are looking for a doctor that genuinely cares and takes the time to listen and answer ALL your questions, look no further than Dr. Farooq. My family and I wanted to show our appreciation to him for what he did for me, so we took this picture and presented it to him to remind him when he looks at it of what a blessing he really is.
Dr Farooq and his team changed the quality of my life. After a lifetime of chronic stomach pain ( I.B.S.) and diarrhea, I finally decided to seek out a second opinion from a surgeon and not a gastrologist. Come to find out, my situation was more than I.B.S.! After completely explaining the procedure and processes that I was going to go through, Dr Farooq and his team did what they do best! They fixed my issues and now I can eat probably anything I want! No more pain and discomfort! Dr Farooq has a very caring and confident demeanor. Something that is hard to find in a surgeon. Thanks again, P Lo.
Doctor Farooq and his team at Colowell America are the most compassionate professional and helpful doctor's office I have been to in years. Doctor Farooq goes above and beyond what all other doctor's do to make sure you are completely informed about the procedure and, every question you have is answered. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of my surgery my aftercare and the total experience I had at Colowell America Tampa.
Dr. Farooq is a very knowledgeable doctor and skilled surgeon. He not only helps with diagnosis and corrective surgery but advice on diet and lifestyle changes to help prevent a reoccurance of the problem. He's friendly and positive with good bedside manners. His staff reflects his upbeat attitude and they're effective and efficient at thier jobs. Overall I've had a positive experience thus far.
(Translated by Google) Once again I want to thank Dr. Farooq and his team, for everything they do for me, thanks to them, I have been able to overcome my illness. Excellent professional and human being, like Gretel and the rest of the team. I recommend them for any problem of the colon or rectum. And don't stop getting the coloscopy !!!!
Una vez más quiero agradecer al Dr Farooq y a su team de trabajo, por todo lo que hacen por mí, gracias a ellos, he podido vencer mi enfermedad. Excelente profesional y ser humano, al igual que Gretel y el resto del equipo. Los recomiendo para cualquier problema del colon o recto. Y no dejen de hacerse la coloscopia!!!!
I'm very satisfied with the care and attention that I have received. I definitely appreciated and I recommend them to everyone. Dr Farooq and Staff (Sidney and Johanna) were very friendly, professional and provided me with an exceptional experience during both surgeries.
Very beautiful office. Also highly recommended their CBD products.
Thank you so much for providing such wonderful service!!
5 stars are not enough.
I had a portion of my Sigmoid Colon badly damaged by Diverticulitis and had to have surgery in Dec. 2019. I chose Dr. Shiraz because of his experience education and specialization. He did a fantastic job on my surgery, he was very patient and caring. Dr. Shiraz and his staff have been so good to me in accommodating me with the distance I have to travel to there office, keeping track of me through email and phone conversations through out my recovery...WOW!.... Its almost too good to be true! You just don't find this kind of kindness, consideration and thoughtfulness in the medical field these days! Thank you again! You all are a rare and precious gift to the community!
About a month ago I visited Dr. Farooq's office. The appointment process was easy. Dr. Farooq and his staff were friendly and caring.
He asked questions, listened, diagnosed, and provided treatment options and specifics (recovery time, cost, effectiveness, etc...). The typical medical vagueness was not part of my experience, which is a breath of fresh air since most medical professionals are timid when it comes to providing a real diagnosis. I have recovered from my ailment and am very grateful to Dr. Farooq. I highly recommend his medical practice.
Dr. Farooq and staff were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I was nervous about my procedure and they made me feel at ease. Best doctor’s visit I’ve ever had. The facility itself is neat and clean, which is important in my opinion. I recommend them to anyone!
Amazing experience from Sydney at the front desk to Dr. Farooq.
Enjoyed my visit. Very clean, beautiful office. Very kind and welcoming doctor and staff. Made me feel right at home and provided me with more than enough knowledge than I needed!
Dr. Shiraz Farooq is absolutely a gem in the world of physicians here in Tampa. He is extremely kind and very passionate about his work. The staff is well organized and very informative about many things to help you better care for yourself. I highly recommend Dr. Shiraz Farooq and the Colowell America team for your care.
Dr. Shiraz Farooq, MD is a very knowledgable surgeon and will provide you with an appointment to meet your needs! As a survivor of Breast Cancer, he helped me during a very challenging time in my life and provided compassion and medical support. My surgery went very well and the staff is friendly. The office environment is peaceful and clean. I highly recommend Dr. Farooq for any of your Colorectal needs.
Dr Shiraz Farooq and his staff are amazing. and he is an excellent physician. He genuinely cares about his patients wellbeing. His banding technique is perfectly executed and he gives his patients back a quality of life long forgotten!
I want to recognize Dr. Farooq and his staff for another outstanding performance on my recent surgery. He has been my surgeon for years and after several procedures and two surgeries I can't say enough about the professionalism, knowledge and follow up.
Dr. Farooq is hands down one of the kindest, most compassionate doctors I have encountered. I was very nervous about my appointment and he sat and talked with me and really helped ease all of my concerns. He takes the time to get to know his patients and truly individualizes plan of care to meet each person’s needs. If you’re looking for a great doctor who strives to give the best care 100% of the time, he is your man! Thank you so much, Dr. Farooq!
We had an appt here. Our first time visiting this Dr. The staff and Dr Shiraz Farooq were so warm and friendly. My husband had a procedure done in the office and we were extremely pleased with the outcome and the follow up appt. This Dr is extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him as he is an expert in his field.
Dr.Shiraz Farooq is absolutely wonderful, extremely amicable and accommodating! He has a very comforting personality. Explained everything that I asked about, very knowledgeable. I loved that he took his time with me and gave me tips to help with my condition. I can tell he cares deeply for what he does!
I was very pleased with my experience at Colowell. Dr. Farooq took the time to listen my concerns and educated me on my options. He looks at your total health and helps to come up with a plan to get you feeling your best.
"A DOCTOR WITH HUMAN TOUCH"
Practecing medicine become a business nowadays where as doctors consider patients as a things or objects that need repairs like when a car come to a garage. But patients are human beings, they will be in pain, suffering and most importantly lot of family emotions are involved behind a sick person.
Dr. Farooq is a person who I came across in my life as an exceptional doctor. He not only treat the patient as a person but also values their emotions and understand their suffering and pain. He gives you confidence. A great Doctor in Tampa and wonderful man.
I recently moved down to the Tampa Bay area from Boston MA, after going through this process before I knew I needed to do some research in the area to find the right doctor for me. After finding Colowell I decided to make
an appointment. This office is a very clean with extremely helpful staff. They made this process has simple as they could by guiding me through the entire process from start to finish. Dr Farooq understood my needs for plant medicine and he is now guiding me down the right road to help me in the state of Florida. I would highly recommend Dr Farooq for your path to plant medicine.
I really enjoyed getting my medical procedures done there. They're definitely excited about getting you healed. I traveled an hour and a half each way for my five appointments, and I believe it was worth it.
Dr.Farooq is awesome.He cares about the patients personally and the staff is good. He helped us and answered all our calls.He stood by us through the whole process of operation and healing.colowell is a very good place.I would recommend it .
I am so grateful to have experienced such a positive wonderful uplifting healing session.Vibes were high! I cannot with words describe the experience other than living bliss. Thankyou DR.Shiraz Farooq , LIFTS with Sahara Rodriguez&Buffy La Roux for the opportunity to share positive vibes, light,love,Healing Natural Medicines,AND UNITY???? in a Blissfull space. ????????????with Gina Lengle NAMASTE LIGHTS I look forword to the LIVE SESSIONS!