Eric Weiss, MD

Department Colorectal Surgery Florida
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston

Appointment:
954.659.5278
Desk:
954.659.5278
Fax:
954.659.5252
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Advanced Polypectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectoplexy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pouchitis
  • Presacral Tumors
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Insurance

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Biography

About Eric Weiss, MD

Eric G. Weiss, MD, is the DIO and Chairman of Graduate Medical Education at Cleveland Clinic Florida, as well as the Residency Program Director of the Colorectal Training program, one of the largest training programs in the country. He currently serves on the Residency Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is also the Director of Surgical Endoscopy.

Dr. Weiss holds academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Health Sciences Center of the Ohio State University and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. 

He has published more than 200 manuscripts, more than 40 textbook chapters and more than 400 lectures throughout the United States and the world.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1997

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Weston, FL USA
1994

Residency - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1993

Internship - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1989

Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1988

Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA
1984

Professional Highlights

  • Program Director in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Chairman of Graduate Medical Education and DIO at Cleveland Clinic Florida

Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Surgical endoscopy and endoscopic procedures, laparoscopic surgery for digestive diseases, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

Awards & Honors

  • Named one of Americas Top Surgeons
  • Named one of Super Docs of South Florida

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Disease
  • International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/1/2016, Dr. Weiss has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Weiss receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Olympus America Inc.
  • Stimatix GI Ltd.
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

96 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2017

good

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2016

everything very good-- except wish pre-op "preparation"-eating, etc. were in writing. not over phone.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016

Just amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016

From day one to discharge my experience was excellent - #4. Awesome. #5. Excellent - Dr. Weiss excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2016

very good experience. would recommend highly

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2016

Very good experience.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2016

This was a visit with a surgeon about an upcoming surgery. No surgeon I've ever met with has discussed medications or follow-up care during the visit about the surgery. This provider did an excellent job in describing the surgery which was what I needed. Medications and follow-up care are usually provided by the surgeon's #1 or #2 assistant physicians. In my case, as we will not know until the surgery takes place how extensive the procedure will be, no one yet knows how long I will be in CC's hospital, or how long my recovery will be. I was provided with a packet of " standard " expectations by this provider's surgical co-ordinator before I left and reviewed some of it with her.

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